The Vermont House has approved legislation that makes all
library records confidential, unless a judge issues a warrant for the
information. Debate over the bill concerned the rights
of parents to learn what books their children have checked out of the library.
Proponents of a bill at the Statehouse say that
some records, particularly those related to family court proceedings,
could be abused if they were available online, as opposed to paper records. We look at the public’s
right to know and the individual’s right to privacy in the era of
digital court records.
Also, New Hampshire’s anti-tax stance might be eroding, and we hear about newly discovered letters from the Cornish, New Hampshire, painter Maxfield Parrish.
Fletcher Allen Health Care applied for state permission today to build a 57-million-dollar electronic health records system. Hospital CEO Melinda Estes says the goal is to computerize as all of the patient records at Fletcher Allen.