Midday Newscast May 20, 2008

State and local police across Vermont have launched a campaign to increase the number of people who wear seat belts; St. Johnsbury’s school board wants to hire a private investigator to make sure children in its schools actually live in town; more…

Education Commissioner Richard Cate

Last week Vermont Education Commissioner Richard Cate said Vermont schools aren’t meeting the needs of half of its students. Richard Cate joins us on the program to talk about what he means when he says the education system needs to be revamped. Also, we explore the connection between St. Michael’s College and the Ilula Orphan program in Tanzania. And, on this Valentine’s Day, we go looking for love on Burlington’s Church Street.

Midday Newscast: August 15, 2007

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.

Midday Newscast: August 14, 2007

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.