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    Vermont News in Brief

    08/28/2015 10:14 PM EDT
    Vermont trying to entice industrial parts maker into staying BRATTLEBORO (AP) >> Officials say various state programs are being considered to help convince one of Brattleboro's largest employers to remain in the area. G.S. Precision's president said in April he was considering moving the facility to West Chesterfield, New Hampshire, to expand. 
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    New law encourages school boards to look into consolidating
    08/28/2015 10:13 PM EDT - PUTNEY >> Three Windham County school boards met this week to begin discussing the advantages, and challenges, of merging. School board members from Putney, Dummerston and Marlboro sat down Tuesday to hear about Act 46, a new state law that offers school boards incentives to begin consolidation discussions. Full Story

    Clinicians call cuts in Medicaid group therapy rate shortsighted
    08/28/2015 10:11 PM EDT - The Department of Vermont Health Access will cut in half the amount that Medicaid pays for group therapy sessions starting next year. Many of the state's most vulnerable patients will be negatively impacted, according to clinicians and advocates. Group therapy is a less expensive and clinically effective treatment option for people dealing with substance abuse problems, mental or behavioral Full Story

    Operator forgets to use e-brake; vehicle winds up in Ashuelot River
    08/28/2015 03:50 PM EDT - HINSDALE, N.H. >> An unoccupied vehicle rolled across Main Street and the Millstream Community Center lawn on its way into the Ashuelot River on Aug. 27 after its operator failed to utilize the emergency brake. Hinsdale Police Officer Timothy Richmond said Tyler Ebbighausen, 31, started his 2010 Toyota Corolla, parked at 22 Main Street and facing south toward the river, and went back into Full Story

    Vermont court reverses conviction of dad who yelled at coach
    08/28/2015 02:56 PM EDT - MONTPELIER >> The Vermont Supreme Court has overturned the conviction of a New Hampshire man who yelled at a basketball coach because he was upset his daughter didn't get to play in a junior varsity game in the town of Canaan. In its Friday ruling, the Supreme Court says the speech for which David Tracy of Pittsburg, New Hampshire, was convicted is beyond the reach of Vermont's disorderly Full Story

    Ex-student at prep school acquitted of rape charges, guilty of sex assault charges
    08/28/2015 02:55 PM EDT - CONCORD, N.H. >> A prosecutor in the case of a former New Hampshire prep school student accused of raping a 15-year-old freshman girl says the defendant will have to register as a sex offender. Nineteen-year-old Owen Labrie, of Tunbridge, Vermont, was acquitted Friday of three felony rape charges but convicted of three misdemeanor sexual assault charges. Full Story

    State Police: Slow down on Vermont's highways
    08/28/2015 12:15 PM EDT - BURLINGTON, VT. >> Vermont State Police say they have caught at least six drivers in three weeks for speeding in excess of 100 mph along the state's highways. Lt. Garry Scott, head of the Traffic Safety Division, tells the Burlington Free Press that he is concerned about the problem of reckless driving in Vermont. Full Story

    Single vehicle crash near St. Michael's College injures 5
    08/28/2015 12:12 PM EDT - COLCHESTER >> Officials say five people were injured, some seriously, after a car crashed into a utility pole near St. Michael's College in Chittenden County. The crash occurred around 2:20 p.m. Thursday on state Route 15 near the Colchester college. A witness told The Burlington Free Press that the utility pole snapped in half and "crushed" the vehicle. Full Story

    Vermont school district to bring in heroin antidote
    08/28/2015 12:12 PM EDT - HARTFORD (AP) >> A Vermont school district has voted to move forward with bringing a heroin overdose antidote in schools. The Hartford School Board on Wednesday voted in favor of drafting procedures in the next three months giving school district nurses and other staff naloxone, marketed under the name Narcan. Full Story

    Woman struck by foul ball sues Red Sox owner
    08/28/2015 12:09 PM EDT - BOSTON (AP) >> A woman injured by a foul ball while attending a Boston Red Sox game at Fenway Park has sued the team's principal owner. Stephanie Taubin, of Brookline, says in her lawsuit filed against John Henry on Wednesday that she was in an area above home plate known as the EMC Club on June 17, 2014, when she was struck by a ball that came through an area usually protected by glass. Full Story

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