Burlington Police today announced Tuesday that a rabid skunk bit a “reportedly homeless” man last week.
According to the police, the man went to the emergency room at Fletcher Allen Health Care and said he’d been bitten. The man “was able to kill the skunk and it was later brought to the Vermont Health Department for rabies testing.”
The city of Vergennes has a proud history of boat building. At the base of the falls on Otter Creek, Commodore Macdonough built the ships that would defeat the British in the War of 1812. Many of the steamships that plied the waters of Lake Champlain were built there too. And now, another boat building tradition thrives in Vergennes: hand-built wooden boats, in the Japanese tradition.
If you’ve ever had a procedure done at a hospital, you know that hospital billing can get very complicated, very quickly.
You can imagine, then, that budgeting for an entire hospital is a difficult task. Some of a hospital’s income comes from private insurers, some from the state via Medicaid reimbursement, and some from the federal government in the form of Medicare reimbursement.
On any given day, there are around 160 women in prison in Vermont. That’s a small percentage of the overall population, but the number of women in prison has been steadily increasing over the last few years.
On the next Vermont Edition, we’ll talk about the specific challenges faced by Vermont women in prison with Jill Evans, Director of Women and Family Services at the Department of Corrections. We'll also talk to Julie Brisson, coordinator of the Wellness Workforce Coalition at the Vermont Center for Independent Living, who served time in Swanton prison in 2009.
Lovers of classical music are celebrating two big milestones in Vermont: VPR’s own Walter Parker marks his 30th anniversary on the air this week. And the Vermont Symphony Orchestra is celebrating its eightieth season.
We look at how Vermont’s classical music scene has grown and deepened over the decades with Walter Parker and VSO Executive Director Alan Jordan.
One Vermonter is doing everything he can to raise awareness of a little-known danger connected to swimming and free-diving. For Dean Haller, this effort comes from painful personal experience. His son, Benjamin Haller, died this summer at the age of 27, after experiencing Shallow Water Blackout.