July 1st is Canada Day. Today marks the 141st anniversary of the founding of
Quebec City. To find out how Canadians mark this holiday, Neal
Charnoff talked with VPR’s Shelly Pomerance, who lives in Montreal.
This Saturday Vermonters will
take to the roadsides, parks, beaches, and riverbanks for Green Up
Day. The annual event started in 1970. Robert Babcock Junior, was the
behind the first Green Up Day. He spoke
with VPR’s Jane Lidholm about the event.
Here are the top stories at 7:30 a.m.:
Inspired by a Swanton teenager’s death last
year, the Vermont House has approved a much tougher approach to drunken
driving; The House has approved legislation that supporters
say strengthens Vermont’s mental
health parity law; Douglas plans to pick up trash along Interstate 89 today as
part of State Employee Green-Up Day…
The leader of the Vermont Senate says he would support a gay
marriage bill; Legislators are beginning to review Governor Jim Douglas’
proposed "economic growth package"; Earth Day events are being held across the
A broadband communications network could be available to residents of central
and eastern Vermont by the end of next year.
the word from organizers of an initiative known as East Central Vermont
Community Fiber Network.
Join Steve Delaney and David Moats for coverage of Vermont’s town Meeting Day and Presidential Primary Tuesday, March 4th at 7:00pm on VPR.
Click here to listen to "The Town Meeting Tradition", an audio slide show narrated by Steve Delaney.
Join VPR and NPR for full coverage of the day’s political activities across Vermont and the country. At
7pm, tune in for VPR’s coverage of Town Meeting Day, hosted by VPR’s
Steve Delaney. At 8:30pm, VPR joins NPR’s All Things Considered for updated primary
10:00pm, NPR’s Robert Siegel and Melissa Block host NPR’s Primary
Special recapping results in Texas, Ohio, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
More than 20 towns in eastern and central Vermont are looking to create a new broadband communications
effort is being led by a non-profit group that hopes to connect the communities
with fiber-optic service for phone, Internet and cable TV. Towns
will consider the proposal on Town Meeting Day.