First-time lawmakers reflect on session

About three dozen first-time lawmakers served in the Legislature this winter. On the next Vermont Edition, we invite them to reflect their satisfactions, disappointments and how they felt they served their constituents. Also, an update on a decades-old superfund site in Burlington.

Democratic lt. governor’s race

The Primary Election is Tuesday and there are two Democrats running for lieutenant governor: former representative Tom Costello of Rutland and businessman Nate Freeman of Northfield.  We’ll find out what they would do as lieutenant governor, and why they want to challenge incumbent Republican Brian Dubie.

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.

VPR Evening News September 24th 2007

Lieutenant Governor Brian Dubie is under consideration for the top post at the Federal Aviation Administration; Former Vermont lawmaker John “Jack” Burgess has died at the age of 87; State officials say Vermont is entering the peak season for deer ticks; and commentator Ted Levin on how plastic bags affect the environment.

Charges dropped against Colchester selectman

Prosecutors have dropped a disorderly conduct charged lodged against a Colchester selectmen who was cited after allegedly berating a police officer who pulled over the car he was a passenger in.