Burlington Opioids

Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger hosts an Opioid Town Hall in Contois Auditorium
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Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger hosted an opioid Town Hall this week, bringing in national and regional experts to discuss the epidemic and update residents on the city’s efforts to stem it.

The mayor of Burlington is hosting a meeting that will bring some of the nation's top experts on the opioid threat to Vermont's largest city.

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For over a year, officials in Vermont’s most populous county and the state have been considering the possibility of creating safe injection sites as a means to curb the growing opioid crisis.  This week, U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein wrote that such plans are not solutions and the Department of Justice is ready to act against communities that create such facilities.  The move is not deterring efforts in Burlington.

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The Burlington City Council approved a nonbinding resolution this week calling for further study into establishing safe injection sites in the city.