VPR has been traveling the state the past couple of weeks to gauge voters’ moods heading into
the election. Many Vermonters say jobs and the economy top their list of concerns – a sentiment frequently heard in St. Albans.
Walter Freed and Brian Dubie join us from the Republican National Convention in Saint Paul, Minnesota to talk about the national ticket of McCain-Palin, and how Republican candidates in Vermont are approaching the November election.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has raised concerns about the level of
phosphorus pollution that the state may allow from the St. Albans sewage treatment plant.
EPA says St.
Albans Bay on Lake
Champlain is already
polluted, so phosphorus levels should be reduced.
A St. Albans man is due in court today to answer charges that he shot and wounded another man following an early morning altercation; FairPoint Communications says it’s ready to answer criticisms of its bid to buy most of Verizon’s northern New England operations; opponents of the war in Iraq are trying to pressure Congress to bring U.S. troops home; Vermont State Police are already preparing for Labor Day with saturation patrols.
Senator Patrick Leahy is seeking a meeting with President Bush to resolve a showdown over the firing of U.S. attorneys. Vermont’s Health Department wants to prevent the spread of several diseases in the state’s schools; police are searching for a man who shot a 20-year-old Berkshire man early this morning in downtown St. Albans following an argument; eight clifftops around Vermont have been reopened to hikers.