Waterbury

Montpelier Pharmacy will be turned into a Kinney Drugs location on October 15, and the Waterbury Pharmacy is closing, the owners announced.
Peter Hirschfeld / VPR

Two independent pharmacies in central Vermont have been sold to the Kinney Drugs chain, the former owners announced. Montpelier Pharmacy will become a Kinney Drugs location on Oct. 15, and Waterbury Pharmacy will close its doors for good later that day, the three co-owners announced in a letter to customers.

When this picture of project administrator Mike Stevens was taken nearly two years ago, work was about 90 percent complete at the state office complex in Waterbury.
Steve Zind / VPR

Almost four years after Tropical Storm Irene, work is nearing completion on the $130 million state office complex in Waterbury. On Thursday, Gov. Peter Shumlin and other state officials toured the site.

As the tour began, Shumlin reminded everyone that budget-wise, reconstructing the Waterbury complex is the largest state government project in Vermont’s history.

Shumlin Signs Spending Bill In Unused State Office Complex

May 29, 2013
AP/Toby Talbot

Governor Peter Shumlin has signed the capital budget bill at the Waterbury state office complex that was made unusable by flooding from Tropical Storm Irene.

The bill signed today approves more than $173 million for projects that include nearly $70 million for rebuilding the Vermont State Hospital as well as the state office complex, both damaged by Irene.