Morristown Approves Plan To Host State Hospital Beds

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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.

The hospital will be replaced with one central and two regional facilities. Morristown will host 16 beds for a year beginning in July.

The town is slated to discuss the plan at a select board meeting Tuesday night.

Meanwhile, the Associated Press reports town officials in Berlin will hold their own meeting Wednesday on the plan for the 25-bed central hospital in that central Vermont town.

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