Vermont understandably gets the lion’s share of attention
when the devastation wrought by Tropical Storm Irene is discussed. But for New York State’s North
Country region, there was
also extensive storm damage, and big bills left behind for repairs. VPR’s Mitch Wertlieb talks with Kim Smith Dedam, of the Press Republican.
of Burlington’s success stories has been its efforts to revitalize the waterfront. But the former Moran Power Plant
has sat vacant at the northern end of the waterfront since 1986. Plans have been hatched to find a use for the
building, but the most recent effort was rejected by newly-elected mayor Miro
the past 16 weeks students and government officials in Quebec have been wrangling over a decision to raise the
tuition paid by university students. This
week, talks between the student movement and the Quebec government have
been taking place in Quebec City, in an effort to calm the unrest. Those
talks broke off on Thursday.