Midday Newscast: March 5, 2008

Here are the top stories at noon: With most of Vermont’s precincts reporting, Obama has 59 percent to Clinton’s 39 percent; Secretary of State Deb Markowitz says turnout yesterday was at 41 percent, which breaks a record set in 1980; Burlington voters approved a bond to renovate the Moran plant, and a bond to update a power plant…

Burlington to vote on Moran Plant, McNeil scrubbers

On Town Meeting Day in Burlington power plants are on the ballot. Voters are being asked to decide whether a defunct plant on the waterfront should be redeveloped or demolished. As VPR’s Ross Sneyd reports, they’ll also decide whether to make the city’s existing electric generator a little greener.