UVM Names Finalists For President

The University of Vermont has announced five finalists in its search for a new president. The chairman of UVM’s Board of Trustees describes the finalists as "highly accomplished," and says all have had to handle very complex issues at their current schools.

UVM faces budget cuts

UVM President Daniel Fogel said the financial crisis sweeping the country has also hit colleges and universities with damaging force.

Midday Newscast: August 19, 2008

Another community health center in Vermont has won federal qualification to expand its services; Peter Welch says U.S. needs a vice president who can work with Congress; Metal thieves have a new target: manhole covers.

Midday Newscast June 10, 2008

The statewide average price for gas exceeded $4 a gallon for the first time this morning; Vermont has a new law designed to monitor the use of large quantities of groundwater; more…

Welch says he hopes super delegates don’t decide Democratic nomination

Congressman Peter Welch says the Democratic Party runs the risk of alienating a lot of voters if the presidential candidate who wins the most elected delegates isn’t chosen as the Party’s nominee for the fall election. Welch, who’s a super delegate supporting Senator Obama, says he’ll be very disappointed if the super delegates play the deciding role in the nominating process.

VPR coverage of Town Meeting Day and the Vermont Primary

Join VPR and NPR for full coverage of the day’s political activities across Vermont and the country. At 7pm, tune in for VPR’s coverage of Town Meeting Day, hosted by VPR’s Steve Delaney. At 8:30pm, VPR joins NPR’s All Things Considered for updated primary coverage. At 10:00pm, NPR’s Robert Siegel and Melissa Block host NPR’s Primary Special recapping results in Texas, Ohio, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

Interview: Dan DeWalt, on Brattleboro’s Indictment Resolution

This Tuesday on Town Meeting Day, Brattleboro residents will be voting on a ballot article that has caused some controversy around the country. The resolution calls for the indictment of President George Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney, for what it says are crimes against the U.S. Constitution, such as the sanctioning of torture and illegal wiretapping. One of those involved in getting the indictment resolution placed on the ballot is Dan DeWalt. DeWalt is a Selectman from Newfane who, in 2006, introduced an Impeachment Resolution at Town Meeting. He spoke with VPR’s Neal Charnoff.