Here are the top stories at 7:30 a.m.:
Volunteers conducting water
quality tests around Vermont are finding high levels of bacteria in several
prices and rainy weather appear to be taking a bite out tourism in Northern New England.
Police say a utility substation in Charlotte has been hit by burglars looking
for copper wire for the third time since May 27…
Record rains and storm damage
have been THE story of this summer’s weather. Brooke Taber is a forecaster with
the National Weather Service in Burlington. He spoke with
VPR’s Jane Lindholm about how much rain we’ve actually had and if there are any
reasons we’ve been seeing so much of it.
Record rains and storm damage are in the news a lot lately. Heather Darby is a field crops and nutrition
management specialist with the UVM Extension service. She spoke with VPR’s Jane Lindhom about the
growing season, and how our local crops are faring.
Record rains and storm damage have been THE story of this summer’s weather. We talk with weather watchers about the storms and rainfall we’ve experienced, and the impact of that rain on farms and crops.
Heavy rain is expected to continue sweeping across the
region this afternoon; an Iraq war veteran formally announced his campaign for
the U.S. House; the Vermont National
Guard is being recognized in Washington for its program to help veterans who
return from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan; Andrew Wheating prepares to head
off to the Olympics.
A four-day work week would save energy costs and reduce fossil fuel
consumption — so say proponents. State Sen.
Vince Illuzzi explains why he’s pushing the idea of a four-day week for
schools and state employees.