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WTSA NEWS FOR MONDAY JUNE 3, 2024

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders hosted a roundtable in Burlington to discuss rising health care costs in the state. after proposed premium increases by the only insurers in the Vermont market. If approved, Vermonters could see increases between 9% and 19%. Sanders wants to understand why health care costs are escalating in Vermont as health care providers, insurance company representatives and small business owners rallied to address the broken health care system.

Senator Dick Sears of Vermont, who served for 32 years, died at the age of 81. Sears was born on April 22, 1943 and made Bennington his home in 1971. During his time in the Vermont Legislature, he most notably chaired the Senate Judiciary Committee. His passing was marked by the presence of loved ones and close friends, as confirmed by legislative officials.

More than 500 individuals graduated from the Community College of Vermont at Norwich University’s field house. The graduates come from diverse backgrounds and represent 14 Vermont counties, 10 states and 11 countries. The age range of graduates is 17 to 69, including 68 veteran and military graduates. The keynote speech was given by Aly Richards, the CEO of let’s grow kids. Graduate Caitlin McGinley gave a speech, and Governor Scott also addressed the class.

Vermont’s outdoor recreation community is receiving millions of dollars to address flood damage, among other things. The Vermont Outdoor Recreation Economic Collaborative (VOREC) recently announced $6.3 million in grants to support outdoor recreation across the state. These subsidies finance 51 projects aimed at improving outdoor space and increasing accessibility. VOREC, which has never before distributed such a large amount of money, also allocates specific funding for projects focused on outdoor equity.

The University of Vermont Medical Center plans to decide on a new outpatient surgical center this summer. The proposed center in South Burlington would have eight operating rooms, replacing the outdated and cramped five on the Colchester campus. The hospital is currently behind on operations and more than 300 patients have been waiting for more than three months. To address this problem, they are proposing a $130 million solution and requesting $100 million from the Green Mountain Care Board. If approved, the center is expected to open in May 2026, with a decision from the board in July.

WTSA SPORTS FOR MONDAY JUNE 3, 2024

THE TIGERS BEAT THE REDSOX YESTERDAY 8-4. THE REDOX THAT TAKES 2 OUT OF 3 WITH THE TIGERS. REDSOX HAS A DAY OFF AND WILL BE BACK ON THE FIELD TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY AT FENWAY FOR 2 GAMES WITH THE BRAVES. FIRST PITCH TUESDAY AT 7:10 PM

Yankees defeated the Giants YESTERDAY 7 – 5 THEIR 3 SERIES WIDE…YANKEES HAVE THE EVENING OFF AND START A 3 GAME SERIES WITH THE TWINS ON TUESDAY 7:05 PM FIRST PITCH.

NASCAR CUP SERIES RACE RESULTS YESTERDAY IN ILLINOIS. AUSTIN KENDRIC TAKES THE WIN, FOLLOWED BY DENNY HAMLIN, 2ND, AND BRAD KESLOWSKI TAKES 3RD.

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