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    Researchers find abuse, neglect cause toxic stress in children

    10/05/2015 06:59 PM EDT
    MONTPELIER >> Young children who are exposed to continuous abuse and neglect can suffer damage to the brain that affects everything from their ability to learn and make a living to their physical and mental health. It ultimately costs society millions of dollars in lost productivity and expenditures for health care, education and human services supports. 
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    Substance abuse contributing to increase in number of neglected children
    10/05/2015 06:59 PM EDT - MONTPELIER>> There has been a significant rise in the number of childhood abuse and neglect cases in Vermont over the past few years, according to the Child in Need of Care or Supervision (CHINS). It is increasingly apparent that the opiate addiction crisis is heavily impacting children and leaving them exposed to dangerous levels of toxic stress. Full Story

    Judge delays ruling in case of man accused in tot's death
    10/05/2015 09:00 AM EDT - BURLINGTON, VT. >> The request of a man accused of killing a two-year-old boy to be released from prison has been postponed. The Burlington Free Press reports 28-year-old Joshua Blow, of Shelburne, is charged with second-degree murder in the death of 2-year-old Aiden Haskins, who was found unresponsive on July 22, 2014. Full Story

    Moose seen in South Burlington neighborhood
    10/05/2015 08:56 AM EDT - SOUTH BURLINGTON, VT. >> Who needs to go into the wild to see a moose? Police in South Burlington, Vermont, say they've received several calls about a moose in the Market Street area off of Dorset Street on Monday morning. Police are advising drivers and residents to use caution and not approach the moose. Full Story

    The Latest on storms: Record rainfall in South Carolina
    10/05/2015 08:54 AM EDT - COLUMBIA, S.C. >> The latest on the rainstorm that is pounding parts of the East Coast (all times local): 8:15 a.m. Floodwaters are starting to recede in Charleston, one of the areas hardest hit as days of torrential rain gripped South Carolina. But public schools and government offices in Charleston remained closed Monday. Full Story

    New England in brief
    10/04/2015 10:24 PM EDT - Employees association starts fund for slain services worker The Vermont State Employees Association has established a fund to support the children of a slain Department of Children and Families worker. The fund will support Lara Sobel's two daughters. Police say she was fatally shot in August outside her workplace in Barre by a mother who was upset about losing custody of her child. Full Story

    Massachusetts officials mark start of $2.3 million War Memorial Tower restoration project
    10/02/2015 09:29 PM EDT - ADAMS >> It's been two years since Mount Greylock's iconic War Memorial Tower was last open to visitors. On Thursday, state officials gathered at the summit to mark the beginning of a $2.3 million restoration project that will bring the tower back to use by 2017 and, it is hoped, prevent it from needing such extensive repairs in the future. Full Story

    Several potential lt. governor candidates arise in Vermont
    10/02/2015 09:23 PM EDT - MONTPELIER >> Lieutenant Gov. Phil Scott's decision to run for governor has sparked interest from numerous potential candidates in a seat that some see as a stepping stone to an eventual run for the top office. The only two who have formally stepped into the race are former state auditor and senator Randy Brock, a Republican from Swanton, and small business entrepreneur Brandon Riker of Full Story

    Vermont's climate economy: Innovative ideas wanted
    10/02/2015 09:23 PM EDT - BRATTLEBORO >> Staying ahead of the climate curve will mean making changes to the way business is thought of and practiced. "Everything is moving really fast. And if we tell this story effectively, we have a story about economic development that could be really useful in catching the attention of mission-centered organizations and people who want to be at the center of solving some of Full Story

    Mount Greylock school project enters design phase with MSBA
    10/02/2015 09:21 PM EDT - WILLIAMSTOWN >> The Mount Greylock Regional School building project has taken another key step forward. The Massachusetts School Building Authority's board of directors voted on Wednesday to advance the proposed project into the Schematic Design phase. In this phase, the school district and MSBA officials will examine several options for the partial demolition, renovation and possible Full Story