State Addressing Loss Of Mental Health Beds

When Tropical Storm Irene forced the closure of the Vermont State Hospital last year, it meant the loss of more than 50 beds for psychiatric patients. And that has resulted in an increase in the number of people who are waiting in emergency rooms because there aren’t enough mental health beds available.

State Examines Rebuilding Options in Waterbury

The Shumlin Administration was hoping to demolish more than 20 buildings in the State Office Complex in Waterbury that suffered extensive damage from Tropical Storm Irene. But now the Administration is considering the option of renovating many of these buildings and flood proofing them as much as possible.

Morristown Approves Plan To Host State Hospital Beds

Town officials in Morristown have formally approved an agreement with the state to host some beds from the state mental hospital. The agreement comes nearly nine months after Tropical Storm Irene devastated the State Hospital in Waterbury.