December 7, 2002 – News at a glance

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Smallpox vaccine
Vermont health care workers could be vaccinated for smallpox beginning as early as January, under a plan the state will submit to the federal government next week. (VPR)

Chittenden County transportation plan
Officials in Vermont’s most populous county have ambitious plans for new roads and rail projects. Draft proposals for Chittenden County include expanding Interstate 89 to six lanes and developing new rail passenger service to surrounding areas. The plans are preliminary. But already there’s concern that the cost could take money away from projects needed in southern Vermont. (VPR)

State Christmas Tree
The state Christmas Tree was lit this evening in Montpelier. The 32-foot blue spruce was donated by the Clark-Dodge family Jeffersonville. (VPR)

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