Midday Newscast February 27, 2009

Senator Bernie Sanders has proposed expanding community health centers as a step toward national health care reform; during town meeting next week, one central Vermont town will vote whether to reopen a small hydroelectric dam;

Country stores work to stay open

As some general stores struggle to stay open, communities are finding creative ways to keep them operating. Bob Kinzel provides an update on what the federal stimulus package could mean for Vermont. And Middlebury College student Alexander Manshel reports on Al Sharpton’s recent visit to campus.

Community Health Centers

Vermont’s Community Health Centers are an important piece of the state’s health care puzzle. On the next Vermont Edition, we’ll talk about how these centers operate.  Also, an interview with one of the state’s top college professors and we’ll learn about an art exhibit in Stowe featuring the work of one of Mexico’s best known painters.

Midday Newscast: April 1, 2008

The House has begun debating an expansion of the Catamount Health subsidized insurance program; abundant and frequent snow this winter has been welcome in the business offices of Vermont’s ski resorts; a new community center has opened in the city of Winooski, after five years of planning.

Business community criticizes housing bill

Real estate developers are criticizing a housing bill that they say will make projects more expensive. The Legislature is expected to debate the bill when it returns from its Town Meeting break. But some in the business community say it’s better to let the bill die, rather than pass it in its current form.