Vermont is getting $6.3 million in federal Homeland Security grants to help the state develop prevention and preparedness programs to respond to acts of terrorism and other catastrophic events.
U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy says the grants will come from two Homeland Security programs.
A $3.4 million homeland security grant will help support the implementation of strategies to plan, organize, train and equip first-responder agencies who would be called upon in the event of an act of terrorism or other disasters.
Vermont has nearly 1,900 cemeteries - some large and well manicured - others, small, tucked-away family plots. They’re the final resting places for luminaries like Ethan Allen, Robert Frost and Calvin Coolidge. But Vermont also has cemeteries for paupers and criminals - and officials in Rutland say they’re part of history too.
Tom Giffin is Rutland City’s cemetery commissioner and president of the Vermont Old Cemetery Association.
Giffin lifts the metal latch of a gate and enters an odd little plot of land tucked behind Rutland’s prison near Otter Creak.
The recent report from the Pentagon that estimates nearly 26,000 people were sexually assaulted in the US military last year has been causing a lot of anger.
President Obama has demanded action. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has initiated a staffing review. And all of this comes at a time when the military is beginning the process of integrating women into combat roles. Though not all sexual assaults occur against women.
Wed 5/22/13Noon & 7 pm The number patients seeking treatment for heroin and prescription opiates in Vermont has risen significantly over the last few years. And the spin-off effects, like burglary, have also been in evidence in the state.