It’s that time again, when Vermonters gather with their neighbors to vote on the issues that affect their communities. VPR’s Jane Lindholm checks in with town meeting officers around the state to see how this venerable tradition is faring.
State Senator John Campbell says a woman called and threatened to blow up his house for wanting to introduce a same sex marriage bill next year; Gov. Jim Douglas says he does not want to tap into the state rainy day fund to help deal with a $63 million budget deficit; more…
Veterans Day is being observed across Vermont today; a dramatic increase in the number of Vermont voters who used an early ballot for last week’s election; Jean Charles of Lyndonville wants to raise money to help families whose children were killed last week when a school in Haiti collapsed.
Toxic blue-green algae has begun
to bloom in northern reaches of Lake Champlain; Senator Bernie Sanders says
cable television companies should be regulated by the government; most state
offices are closed today in observance of Bennington Battle Day.
Vermont man charged with kidnapping his 12-year-old niece could
face death penalty; U.S. Customs officials want to avoid long backups
at Canadian border; educators meeting in Washington discuss what the
national union wants from the next
presidential administration. Vermont communities gear up for
Independence Day observances.
Green Mountain Power promotes solar system usage; a contingent of Vermonters is in Quebec
City to help commemorate the 400th anniversary of its
founding. Vermonters can apply for emergency unemployment benefits soon; the Douglas
administration says it can cut 150 government positions without harming public