The Vermont Department of Public Safety will host a meeting next week of homeland security officials from the Northeast and eastern Canada. The July 24 and 25 meetings in Burlington will be the latest in an ongoing series among officials from ten states and a number of provinces.
The meetings are designed to help officials prevent or respond to a terrorist attack or other large-scale disaster. But unlike previous meetings, top police officials from each state and province are due to attend. Vermont officials say there will also be representatives of the national governments of both countries, including the Northeast regional commander of the U.S. Coast Guard