Peter Welch says his new committee assignment in the House should give Vermont new clout on important national issues. He
concedes that two years ago he said largely the same thing when he landed on
the Rules Committee. But
Welch says the new position will help him build on work he began in his
Health care advocates say Vermont’s system could be a model for the country; Amtrak service may be reduced; Third priest sex abuse trial opens; Fairpoint expands broadband service in Bennington County; Vt. State Police director will retire next year; and commentator Ted Levin on barn owls.
The report by the
United Health Foundation, the American Public Health Association and the Partnership
for Prevention says Vermont has made progress in areas where the rest of the
country needs improvement.
Community Health Centers are an important piece of the state’s health care
puzzle. On the next Vermont Edition, we’ll talk about
how these centers operate. Also, an interview with one of
the state’s top college professors and we’ll learn about an art
exhibit in Stowe featuring the work of one of Mexico’s
best known painters.
Here are the top stories at noon:
Springfield has turned to
Hollywood as the town begins to recover from a devastating fire taht
hit the downtown earlier this week; Congressman Peter Welch says he
thinks Washington can benefit from his experiences in Vermont dealing
with health care reform…