- Associated Press - Monday, January 9, 2017

BARRE, Vt. (AP) - The only homeless shelter in central Vermont is getting permission to allow people in during the day when the temperature dips below 20 degrees, or is less than 32 degrees and it’s about to snow.

The Good Samaritan Haven in Barre has been operated from 6:30 p.m. to 7 a.m. since it opened in 1986.

The Barre-Montpelier Times Argus reports (https://bit.ly/2i60YwI) the shelter’s board created a “cold weather exception” allowing it to go beyond those hours.

The board also created a separate exception for state-observed holidays between Nov. 1 and March 31 and agreed to allow Good Samaritan staff to provide on-site case management services between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. year-round.


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