Officials say the number of so-called ‘cash-for-gold’ dealers continues to grow and they’re concerned the businesses are catering to a significant number of thieves. Efforts are underway to strengthen a law passed just last year to deal with the problem. But some coin and jewelry dealers say the proposed changes threaten their livelihood. The Vermont Public Service Board says it will consider some, but not all, of a prominent nuclear critic’s testimony as it weighs whether to give the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant a new state permit. Two assistant judges in Windsor County are trying to drum up support for making improvements to the county’s civil courthouse in Woodstock.