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December 02, 2013

Megabus Returning to Stop Near UVM Despite Worries About Drug Runs

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Megabus is moving its Burlington stop back to a location the company describes as being “adjacent” to Royall Tyler Theater on the University of Vermont campus. UVM had kicked the popular discount carrier off campus in early November following a series of drug busts involving Megabus passengers traveling to Vermont from New York City.

The new stop, which becomes operational tomorrow (December 3), is actually on University Place and “not within UVM’s control,” says university spokesman Enrique Corredera.

“We remain concerned about continuing criminal behavior and safety issues related to Megabus, and will work closely with law enforcement agencies to address risks to the safety of our community,” Corredera adds.

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"Milestone" or Millstone? In Vermont Health Connect Announcement, There's Good News and Bad

Header_VHC_logo"Milestone."

"Very pleased."

"Another significant step forward for us."

That's how Department of Vermont Health Access Commissioner Mark Larson characterized the latest news about the state's new insurance exchange, Vermont Health Connect, in a phone call with reporters Monday morning. 

The headline? After a two-month delay, the exchange will finally be able to bill Vermonters for the plans they bought through Vermont Health Connect. Starting Tuesday, the state will begin mailing invoices to individuals who enroll through the exchange. Consumers will have until January 7 to mail back a check.

"I think this is clearly a milestone and a significant step forward," Larson said.

Downplayed in Larson's announcement were two potentially bigger pieces of news, which weren't so good:

 

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