Vermont town has problem with discarded needlesMay 06,2014The Associated Press
ST. JOHNSBURY - The St. Johnsbury police chief says discarded needles and syringes are a growing problem in the northeastern Vermont community.
Chief Clem Houde says police have received reports of needles and syringes at a number of locations in town.
Last Friday, discarded hypodermic needles were found in the visiting dugout of St. Johnsbury's Legion baseball field.
Houde says that last year needles and syringes were found in portable toilets at the baseball field.
But St. Johnsbury resident Tim Angell, who helps maintain the baseball field, tells the Caledonian Record (http://bit.ly/1omFOmU ) the problem at the field isn't as bad this year because of security improvements that include locking the gates and daily checks of the grounds.MORE IN This Just InHours after a fire at Rutland Plywood seemed to be out another one started and destroyed the... Full Story
- Most Popular
- Most Emailed
- TOMORROW'S HEADLINES TODAY: Jim Jeffords' legacy, Brandon takes a few questions about proposed budget, beleaguered city playground likely to move, woman awakes to find strange man with knives standing at her bedside.
- TOMORROW'S HEADLINES TODAY: Former U.S. Senator James Jeffords dies Monday in Washington D.C., a local man is beaten and robbed while walking on West Street, Clarendon sets a tax rate and Brandon convenes an informational public meeting about its budget.
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: On this day in 1915, the New York World publishes scoop: Thom. Edison diverts chemical from war production to help German pharmaceutical company make aspirin; on this day in 1935, Will Rogers, Wiley Post die in Alaska plane crash.
- TOMORROW'S HEADLINES TODAY: State panel briefed on smuggling drugs into prisons; new French-German documentary about Vermont's heroin addiction; solar project at Vets Home falls apart; update dispute between Open Door Mission and treatment center.
- TODAY'S WEATHER MINUTE: Climatologists might not know as much about El Nino as they thought they knew. New studies show 10,000 years ago, El Nino was active, and polar ice sheets were rapidly melting — just like today.
- TOMORROW'S HEADLINES TODAY: State colleges get a budget cut break, vandals spray paint Wallingford basketball court, state's attorney will replace lost deputies, cop lawsuit proceeds, Mendon mini-golf proposal makes headway.