WTSA News For Your Friday, August 19th:


WTSA News For Your Friday, August 19th:

Gov. Phil Scott and health care officials gathered in Barre on Thursday to discuss the state’s newest investments in fighting the opioid epidemic in the Green Mountain State. According to the Department of Health, in 2021, Vermont saw the highest number of overdoses to date with 215. In response, the state has allocated $9 million on top of other funding just this year toward education, prevention, treatment and recovery efforts. Health officials say some of that funding has gone toward recovery housing and employment and addressing harm reduction. The governor says another area the state is investing in is enforcement by cutting off the supply of lethal drugs.

Vermont state police are seeking your help in solving a Westminster burglary. On Thursday, Vermont State Police received a report of a burglary between the dates of August…

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