VPR’s Jane Lindholm talks with the Director of the
Vermont Retail Association, Tasha Wallis about retail sales and whether Vermonters are opening
or closing their pocketbooks and how retailers are adapting.
The Department of Fish and Wildlife is funded primarily by the license
fees paid for hunting and fishing. But those activities are declining, a situation that calls into question how the department is
funded. We talk with former Fish and Wildlife commissioner Steve Wright
and Ed Gallo of the Vermont Hunters Anglers and Trappers Association.
Also, how snarls of traffic are affecting the Upper Valley, and essayist Tim Johnson
commiserates with fellow flu sufferers.
It’s called "The Pledge"
– and it’s long been the third rail of New Hampshire politics. For
gubernatorial candidates have had to take the pledge by promising to oppose a
broad based income or sales tax in the granite state. But this year at town
meeting in New
dozens of communities considered a resolution that would put them on record
against the pledge.
Proponents of a bill at the Statehouse say that
some records, particularly those related to family court proceedings,
could be abused if they were available online, as opposed to paper records. We look at the public’s
right to know and the individual’s right to privacy in the era of
digital court records.
Also, New Hampshire’s anti-tax stance might be eroding, and we hear about newly discovered letters from the Cornish, New Hampshire, painter Maxfield Parrish.
Steve Zind on getting in the wood in Randolph. VT Food Bank has 50% leass food than a year ago at a time when demand is on the rise. VT home sales rose 0.8% in 2006, bucking the national trend. Search for missing 12-year-old boy in Rupert proves fruitless. Readsboro, VT electric dept for sale with both GMP and CVPS placing bids.
Slumping sales that have hit the automobile industry nationally this summer haven’t been as big a problem in Vermont. The Vermont Automobile Dealers Association says things have picked up in the last couple of months following a sluggish start to 2007.