Election excitement trickles down to local campaigns

Four years ago, 60 percent of Americans voted in the presidential election.  That was the highest turnout since 1968. Even more Americans are expected to vote next week.    But is excitement over the presidential campaigns trickling down to local races?    VPR’s Nina Keck talked with voters, candidates and campaign volunteers in Rutland County and filed this report.  

Morning Newscast: April 22, 2008

Here are the top stories at 7:30 a.m.: Earth Day is being observed throughout Vermont today with a variety of activities. In Chittenden County, an effort is being launched to reduce homeowners’ carbon emissions. And in southern Vermont, a beer company is about to invest in cleaner energy. The Maclure Library in Pittsford is using a novel about heroin addiction and its impact on teens to jumpstart a public dialog on drug abuse…