anonymous whistleblower has told regulators that FairPoint Communications and a contractor
fabricated tests last winter to make it look like the company was ready to take
over Verizon’s land-line telephone business.
A federal judge has ruled that chemicals leaking from Omya’s landfills in
Pittsford could threaten human health. But
the state is close to granting Omya a permit that would allow the company to
keep operating the waste site for two more years.
Here are the top stories at 7:30 a.m.:
Senator Patrick Leahy says the federal
government is encroaching on Vermonters rights to travel freely; the Vermont Senate
has passed a bill that would protect whistleblowers in state government from
reprimand; some New Hampshire
high school students are scheduled to testify at a state Senate committee
hearing today on a resolution to reduce plastic and paper shopping bags and
encourage reusable bags…