Midday Newscast: August 18, 2008

Survey says Vermonters value the state’s working landscape; more Vermont children will be eligible to receive free breakfasts at school this fall; Middlebury celebrates opening of the Town Hall Theater; a recent UVM graduate among five activists deported by China for protesting at Olympics.

Guantanamo Bay detainees

Three Vermont lawyers are doing pro bono work for detainees. They’ll explain the impact of last month’s Supreme Court ruling, and update us on the results of hearing on Tuesday that might clarify the next steps for court proceedings.

Ferrisburgh Grange Hall to re-open on Saturday

For decades, the Grange Hall was the visual center of Ferrisburgh. But in 2005, just when it was to become the center for town government, it burned to the ground. This Saturday, residents will get together to celebrate the opening of a replica. VPR’s Melody Bodette has more.

Midday Newscast: March 28, 2008

Senator Patrick Leahy is calling for Hillary Clinton to withdraw from the presidential race; the Vermont Senate has passed a bill that would change Vermont’s 30-year-old current use law; more…