Vermonters at the GOP Convention

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.

Midday Newscast: August 15, 2007

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.

Midday Newscast: August 14, 2007

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.