CANAAN - By late winter, residents in the Canaan area, one of the most rural areas of the state, will have a medical clinic in their community.
Indian Stream Health Center in Colebrook, NH, plans to open a satellite medical office at Canaanâ€™s Northeast Kingdom Community Action (NEKCA) building as soon as March 2014. Indian Stream Health Center obtained a federal grant of $456,793 from Sen. Bernie Sanders to open the clinic.
â€śThis is great,â€ť said Joe Patrissi, NEKCA executive director of the partnership between the two entities. â€śIt means low-income people will have access to health care.â€ť
ALBANY â€“ It is against Vermont state law to cut more than 40 acres of trees without receiving approval from the state, and it is also against Vermont law to disrupt water flow or allow debris to enter steams within the state without a permit. The state has been working with an Orleans man for years over issues with his logging practices in Albany. Finally the state has a preliminary injunction to help force the man to comply with the laws.
NEWPORT CITY - A 2011 youth risk behavior study showed Vermont has one of the highest rates for underage drinking in the country, and Orleans County ranks one of the highest counties in the state.