People suffering from opioid addiction generally face a lot of challenges as they begin their recovery. But in the Upper Valley, one business owner is using economic incentives to help people stay motivated in recovery programs.
In the 1960s and 1970s, Dartmouth College buried lab animals, human tissues and other medical waste at Rennie Farm. Today some drinking water in the areas around Rennie Farm has been contaminated with 1,4 dioxane, a suspected carcinogen.
About one-third of the towns in Vermont have some kind of school choice, and independent schools have opened up near these communities to take advantage of the choice system. Now, the State Board of Education is proposing new rules for these schools — and people in the communities are fighting back.
A group is petitioning to have a vote at Town Meeting on a proposed 20,000-person settlement in the area. The plan is the brainchild of Utah developer David Hall, president of the New Vistas Foundation.
About one in five people in Vermont are living with a disability. A community center in the Upper Valley is working to enrich the lives of "all people of differing abilities" by helping individuals discover their passions.