VT Edition: Town Meeting Day check-in

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.

Midday Newscast: November 20, 2008

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…

Midday Newscast: November 11, 2008

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.

Midday Newscast: August 15, 2008

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.

Midday Newscast: July 3, 2008

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.

Midday Newscast: July 2, 2008

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 programs.