Midday Report: August 6, 2007

What did the state’s bridge inspectors learn in a weekend of looking for structural problems? And remembering a man who helped turn the Holocaust into a field of scholarly study.

Sanders holds “Vermont Listening Sessions”

Last week’s collapse of a bridge in Minneapolis has a lot of people wondering about what kind of shape the nation’s highways are in. Senator Bernie Sanders says he’s particularly interested in the condition of Vermont’s roads and bridges. But he also wants to know how good water and sewer systems are, as well as other public infrastructure.

Midday Report: August 3, 2007

The state begins inspections on eight highway bridges similar in design to the one that failed this week in Minnesota; the bike ferry between Colchester and South Hero begins its seventh season this weekend; Congress is about to go on vacation for the rest of August, and there’s been something of a flurry of activity before the recess; five avid hunters are willing to pay a lot of money to try to bag a moose this fall.