Many fire wardens across Vermont will not issue a burn
permit for the rest of the spring because they’re worried about wildfires;
Vermont legislators are on an overtime schedule this week as they move closer
to adjournment; more…
Gov. Jim Douglas made an unusual appearance before a
legislative committee to lobby for his economic stimulus; Vermont State Police
have released the name of a man who was fatally shot by troopers last night in
Bradford; Congressman Peter Welch’s effort to crack down on what he describes
as abuses by overseas contractors is before the U.S. House at this hour; more…
A St. Albans man is due in court today to answer charges that he shot and wounded another man following an early morning altercation; FairPoint Communications says it’s ready to answer criticisms of its bid to buy most of Verizon’s northern New England operations; opponents of the war in Iraq are trying to pressure Congress to bring U.S. troops home; Vermont State Police are already preparing for Labor Day with saturation patrols.
Senator Patrick Leahy is seeking a meeting with President Bush to resolve a showdown over the firing of U.S. attorneys. Vermont’s Health Department wants to prevent the spread of several diseases in the state’s schools; police are searching for a man who shot a 20-year-old Berkshire man early this morning in downtown St. Albans following an argument; eight clifftops around Vermont have been reopened to hikers.