Midday Newscast: January 5, 2009

Students returned to classes at the Sutton School this morning after an extended vacation; Vermont banks report that their industry is in good shape and has actually benefited from some of the economic downturn; more…

Milton delays school expansion discussions

The weak economy is a factor in the Milton school board’s decision not to continue with a planning process that could add an addition to the junior and senior high school.

Midday Newscast: November 24, 2008

Vermont’s congressional delegation says the national economy would be boosted if more transportation construction projects got started; Vermont retailers say they’re ready for the busy holiday shopping season;

Midday Newscast: September 25, 2008

A first-of-its-kind auction is under way today in the Northeast; new school test results show that Vermont students are not scoring well in science; despite legal challenges in other towns, Swanton has adopted restrictions on where sex offenders can live.

Midday Newscast: September 15, 2008

Gubernatorial candidate Anthony Pollina has won another labor endorsement for his campaign; author and environmental activist Diane Wilson will speak at Green Mountain College today; Vermont Technical College in Randolph is getting some money to support a program that helps freshman improve their math and English skills; more…

Gov. candidate Anthony Pollina

Anthony Pollina’s campaign for governor has been hit with questions about his party affiliation and financing – but he’s still campaigning hard and stating his position on a number of key issues. Also, how schoolkids are reducing their carbon footprints by walking and biking to school.

Higher textbook costs passed along to students

Back-to-school time always means stocking up on fresh school supplies, and for college students it can mean spending a lot of money on textbooks. VPR’s Susan Keese stopped by the UVM bookstore, where students and workers are seeing increasingly higher costs for textbooks.

Midday Newscast: August 21, 2008

Report says unregulated trading of energy futures is worse than expected; New study says Vermont has the second-lowest fertility rate in the nation; some Vermont school districts are looking for ways to cut spending due to increased fuel costs; State Treasurer Jeb Spaulding is elected president of the National Association of State Treasurers; Orleans County Sheriff Lance Bowen to resign before the end of his term.