Policymakers say it's
unclear whether more Vermonters are actually embezzling money, but there are
certainly more media reports of the white-collar crime affecting cities and
towns.So they're working
to provide a set of standards for small town governments to thwart it
After a pipe burst and water inundated his cellar and damaged his property, a Springfield homeowner is blaming the town's insurance carrier, the Vermont League of Cities and Towns.
Earlier: As Aid Dries Up, Towns Struggle To Replace Pipes
Small communities can be particularly vulnerable to embezzlement. We find out how the theft of public funds is prevented and detected. Also, a Vermont organization that helps Iraqi victims of domestic violence.
Officials in Rockingham and its village of Bellows Falls have agreed to
bring a long-debated merger to a vote on town meeting day. In order to move the merger forward, they've
left a few sticking points to be settled, if the two entities become one.