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Officials Fighting Plan to Close 911 Center

Officials and firefighters in the Vermont town of Derby are trying to stop plans to close a 911 dispatch center to save money

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Officials and firefighters in the Vermont town of Derby are trying to stop plans to close a 911 dispatch center to save money.

The Caledonian Record reports Orleans County Sheriff Kirk Martin said he doesn't agree with the closure, but he pointed out that Derby dispatchers are already dispatching for St. Johnsbury and Bradford areas, and cover the Vernon area where the former Yankee nuclear power plant is located.

The closure would eliminate 15 to 20 positions. Some of the dispatchers would be asked to work at a center in Williston, which would then cover all of northern Vermont.

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