The Vermont State Police and Department of Mental Health say they’re stepping up efforts to collaborate in responding to people in mental health crises. July 4th isn’t typically one of the busiest holidays of the summer for Vermont’s hotels and bed and breakfasts, but this year the 4th falls on a Wednesday. That means there’s even more room than usual at the inn. Army worms are on the march in Vermont. The grass-eating caterpillars have damaged corn and hayfields in the northern part of the state. The Vermont Veterans Home in Bennington has finished a large-scale geothermal project.