A plan to close
the state Probation and Parole office in Middlebury as part of the state’s
budget cuts is coming under fire. Some local officials worry about the
oversight of offenders and whether the closing will save money.
Only a handful of Vermonters have competed in the Summer Olympics and a few of them join us to share their memories of reaching the highest goal in athletics. Also in the program, the Vermont Supreme Court will be hearing a case that tries to determine what the death of a pet is worth.
Here are the top stories at 7:30 a.m.:
lawmakers are investigating whether the state Health Department broke the law
by changing its methods for measuring radiation emitted by the Vermont Yankee; The power may be
coming back on at the Middlebury falls;
tourism officials say it’s rain and not high gas prices that has kept tourism
down so far this summer…
Last week’s earthquake in China had a direct impact on one Middlebury College graduate. Meg Young was in the city of Chengdu when the earthquake hit, sending her running from the
building crumbling around her. VPR’s Neal Charnoff spoke
with Meg Young by cell phone about the earthquake.
The Boston Red Sox just announced that some Vermont
technology will be powering Fenway Park; advocates of same-sex marriage say a
decision by the California Supreme Court last week should help their cause in
Vermont; another candidate has gotten into the race for governor; more…
in Middlebury will be going to the polls tomorrow to weigh in on a one-percent
local option tax on rooms, meals, alcohol and sales. The
taxes would be used to pay for the construction of a new bridge across Otter