Kinney Drugs to stop selling e-cigarettes and vaping products

GOUVERNEUR, N.Y. – Kinney Drugs stores in Vermont and New York will no longer sell electronic cigarettes and vaping products, the chain announced June 28. In a press release, senior director of marketing and advertising Judith R. Cowden stated that the change is part of the company’s “ongoing effort to promote responsible access to tobacco… Read More »

Vermont has nation’s broadest single-use plastics ban: Gov. Scott signs bill, ban effective July 2020

Vermont has nation’s broadest single-use plastics ban: Gov. Scott signs bill, ban effective July 2020

ELIZABETH GRIBKOFF VT Digger Gov. Phil Scott signed a bill into law on Monday that gives Vermont the distinction of having the most comprehensive restrictions on single-use plastic of any state in the country. The bill, S.113, prohibits retailers from providing customers with single-use plastic bags at checkout and plastic stirrers starting next July. Stores… Read More »

Vehicle charging stations get a boost under new legislation

PENG CHEN VT Digger BETHEL — Vermonters driving electric vehicles won’t have to worry as much about where they’ll get their next charge, under legislation signed by Gov. Phil Scott. In describing the new transportation bill, H.529, at a ceremony Friday at the site of the Route 12 bridge, Scott said the state wants to… Read More »

Welch touts Dreamer bill passed by House, headed to Senate

Welch touts Dreamer bill passed by House, headed to Senate

LUKE ZARZECKI Community News Service Legislation passed in the U.S. House last week to provide a path to citizenship for Dreamer immigrants deserves attention and a vote in the Senate, Vermont Congressman Peter Welch said on a visit home last week. At a news conference at the University of Vermont last Friday, Welch discussed the… Read More »

Glass dumping may lead to legal action

Glass dumping may lead to legal action

ELIZABETH GRIBKOFF VT Digger The Chittenden Solid Waste District may have violated state law when it crushed and spread glass brought to its Williston facility for recycling. The state has cited the facility and another waste district is threatening legal action. The Chittenden district maintains that the glass spreading was legal, but the Agency of… Read More »

Governor appoints Little and Retchin

Gov. Phil Scott recently appointed 103 Vermonters to state boards and commissions. Among those appointed are Linda Retchin and Thomas Little of Shelburne. Retchin, a practicing dental hygienist in Vermont for 31 years, was appointed to the Board of Radiologic Technology. In addition, she works for the Commission on Dental Competency Assessments. “I have served… Read More »

Percentage of deaths involving fentanyl continue to increase

Newly released data from the Vermont Department of Health indicates that state and community efforts continue to slow the upward spiral of accidental opioid deaths. Preliminary data for 2018 shows that 110 Vermonters died from opioid overdoses, up two percent from 2017. However, the rate of increase in opioid-related deaths has dropped significantly over the… Read More »

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