the fourth year in a row, Vermont has been ranked as the healthiest state
in the country. The state did well in categories including low incidences in violent crime and low-birth-weight-babies,
as well as low rates of infectious disease.
The state Health
Department says cases of whooping cough are increasing in Vermont. The state says there have been 201 confirmed cases
this year – and 68 of them have been reported from June 1 through August 8.
and towns across Vermont are debating how to best treat their water systems to
meet new regulations from the Environmental Protection Agency. In Grand Isle, the debate is centering on whether to add chloramine.