Voices in the week’s news: May 1, 2009

The budget, raw milk legislation and a possible loss of Federal stimulus dollars made headlines in the last few days. Here are some of the voices from this week’s news.

Milk truck crash spills milk into Missisquoi

State police say the tractor-trailer was carrying about 8,000 gallons of milk when it went off a road Sunday morning and crashed into a drainage ditch in Swanton, close to the Canadian border. The tank ruptured, sending most of the milk into the ditch.

Senate doubles limit on raw milk sales

Vermont dairy farmers are another step closer to being able to sell more raw milk. The Senate yesterday gave final approval to a bill to raise the limit on raw, unpasteurized milk sales from 25 to 50 quarts a day.

Midday Newscast: April 7, 2008

Attorney General Bill Sorrell has completed a study about law enforcement’s use of Tasers and other non-deadly force; researchers say children need the vitamins and minerals in milk, and they’re more likely to drink it if it’s flavored with chocolate; more…

Morning Newscast: April 7, 2008

Here are the top stories at 7:30 a.m.: Some state lawmakers are concerned that progress has all but stalled in the state’s efforts to close the Vermont State Hospital; A University of Vermont researcher has some advice for parents and school administrators: Encourage kids to drink milk, even if it requires a spoonful of sugar to make it go down;  Fraser Papers says it won’t have to lay off as many workers at its Gorham, New Hampshire mill next week as had been planned.