Here are the top stories at 7:30 a.m.:
Officials say the decommissioning trust fund for Vermont Yankee nuclear plant has fallen by 10 percent in the past month. That’s more than $40 million; A violent summer and a tight state budget have put a strain on the Vermont State Police. Officials have responded by reducing overtime, trimming expenses and cutting out-of-state travel. The public may feel the impact. The state police director says troopers may not be able to respond in person to minor crimes; New Hampshire officials says a new report has found higher-than-average concentrations of cancer-causing toxins in Bethlehem, but they said it can’t be shown that they represent a public health risk to the community.