State Auditor Tom Salmon is announcing at this hour that he
wants to keep his job for another two years; tens of thousands of small dead
fish are washing up along the shores of Lake Champlain as the weather warms; more…
Most high schools have a
student council whose elected members meets regularly to plan community service
events, raise money for projects like the prom, and address student concerns with
the school administration. But Mt. Abraham Union High
School in Bristol is working on something out of the ordinary: a
High speed internet access doesn’t reach many rural areas of Vermont. In those spots, people still rely on slow and unreliable dial-up service. But now some small towns are banding together and finding ways to provide broadband services. We talk with some of the leaders of these grassroots efforts, and explore the challenges of bringing broadband statewide.
A hardy group of 30 Montpelier High School students recently took to the Winooski River to haul out tires and in the process they also collected several bikes, a sleeping bag, assorted clothing, and even a Sony Playstation. Montpelier students have been cleaning up the river behind their school for more than 20 years. Producer Sarah Ashworth followed the students along the banks of the river and put together this audio postcard.
If you’ve attended more than your share of weddings this summer, you can be forgiven for feeling a little burned out on ceremonies, receptions and gift giving.
But VPR’s Tim Johnson just came back from a wedding that left him feeling completely …. smitten.