Sixteen administrative staff were laid off at the University of Vermont on Friday and two varsity sports were eliminated to help balance the budget. No faculty were laid off, but the administration says contracts will not be renewed for a number of lecturers next year.
We continue our series of one-on-one interviews with Vermont’s top candidates, with Governor Jim Douglas. Email your questions ahead of time to firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, VPR’s Ross Sneyd analyzes the week’s top stories, and we listen back to voices in the week’s news.
Olin Stephens designed eight of nine yachts that won the America’s Cup sailing race between 1937 and 1980.Stephens
retired to northern New
England 30 years ago and
died in Lyme, N.H., over
the weekend at the age of 100.
Ross Sneyd has this remembrance.
Vermont will expand eligibility for Food Stamp assistance as
state officials plan for what they say could be a difficult winter.
changes should more than double the number of households who qualify for
government assistance to keep food on their table.
Ross Sneyd reports.
Attention has begun to focus on the
Democratic primary for lieutenant governor.
men want the nomination – Tom Costello of Brattleboro and Nate Freeman of Northfield.
Ross Sneyd has this preview of the race.