A legal challenge may delay plans to open a secure residential facility for people with mental illness displaced by Tropical Storm Irene. The state wanted to open the facility in Middlesex this January. But as VPR’s John Dillon reports, a couple that lives next door is worried about the safety of the seven-bed facility. They’ve taken their concerns to Environmental Court. State Representative Paul Poirier says he’s going to run for speaker of the Vermont House of Representatives. Vermont will announce its next teacher of the year today.