Midday Newscast: September 6, 2007

Firefighters in northeastern Vermont are continuing to battle a stubborn brush fire that has been smoldering on a Waterford mountain for almost a week; new passenger service and amenities are coming to several airports in the region.Vermont’s Public Service Board is in the second day of hearings on whether FairPoint Communications should be allowed to buy Verizon’s telephone and broadband businesses in northern New England.