VPR Evening News May 6th, 2008

The head of the Vermont Republican Party says he hopes a candidate will emerge to challenge incumbent Democratic Congressman Peter Welch; The Vermont National Guard will be forming a State Partnership with the African Republic of Senegal; Northbound commuters on I-89 should expect delays for much of May; Service has been restored to about a quarter of a million cell phone customers in New England; The town of Manchester and the state are hoping a highway-for-cash swap will save the state money; The head of the Vermont State Employees Association is stepping down; and commentator Leora Dowling is looking forward to a new summer job.