WCAX-TV lays off 5

The recession has hit the airwaves. WCAX-TV has laid off five employees, including some on-air staff.

Douglas ahead in first statewide poll

The first statewide poll for the governor’s race has been released.  It shows incumbent Republican Governor Jim Douglas with a roughly 15 point lead over Democratic candidate Gaye Symington.  Independent candidate Anthony Pollina ran a distant third in the poll.