Steve Zind http://wmuk.org en In Vermont, A Network Of Help For Opiate-Addicted Mothers http://wmuk.org/post/vermont-network-help-opiate-addicted-mothers It came as a surprise to many people when Vermont's governor recently devoted his entire 2014 <a href="http://governor.vermont.gov/newsroom-state-of-state-speech-2013">State of the State address</a> to what he called a "full-blown heroin crisis."<p>While it may not fit Vermont's bucolic image, the state's addiction problem has long been acknowledged. And as the state has expanded treatment, it's also been coming to grips with one of the most difficult and emotional aspects of the issue: addicted mothers.<p>Between 2005 and 2010, the number of babies with symptoms of opioid exposure tripled. Tue, 28 Jan 2014 22:08:00 +0000 Steve Zind 11990 at http://wmuk.org In Vermont, A Network Of Help For Opiate-Addicted Mothers For Rural Towns, Postal Service Cuts Could Mean A Loss Of Identity http://wmuk.org/post/rural-towns-postal-service-cuts-are-loss-identity In rural Vermont, the <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/02/06/171264853/reports-postal-service-will-move-to-halt-saturday-mail" target="_blank">U.S. Postal Service decision</a> to discontinue Saturday letter delivery is yet another blow to an institution that's long been a fixture of village life.<p>Last year, the U.S. Postal Service abandoned plans to close thousands of small post offices, opting instead to cut hours. Sat, 09 Feb 2013 10:09:00 +0000 Steve Zind 2170 at http://wmuk.org For Rural Towns, Postal Service Cuts Could Mean A Loss Of Identity