Midday Newscast February 26, 2009

Officials with Amtrak warn that Vermont could find it difficult to re-start rail service if budget cuts force the state to discontinue a route between Albany and Rutland; AT&T says it will upgrade its wireless broadband network in Vermont this spring to make it faster and more reliable;

Morning Newscast: February 17, 2008

Wind energy advocates want the Douglas Administration to lift its wind ban on large scale wind projects on state land; energy consultant tells lawmakers that Vermont has electricity choices other than the Vermont Yankee power plant; more…

Midday Newscast: July 22, 2008

Fuel prices may force changes at public transit agency; Gaye Symington doesn’t believe Anthony Pollina’s Independent status will affect the race; Barre city councilors get their first chance to consider mayor’s sex offender proposal; New York’s attorney general opens investigation of two companies that operate wind farms in the state; Truck detour in the Upper Valley.

America’s Hidden History

Historian Kenneth Davis shares stories about the early years of the United States from his new book, "America’s Hidden History: Untold Tales of the First Pilgrims, Fighting Women and Forgotten Founders Who Shaped a Nation."

Critics accuse Douglas of double standard on energy projects

When Vermont Yankee’s license expires, the company won’t have enough money in a special fund to dismantle the plant. But the state has required wind energy companies to pay up front the full cost of decommissioning their projects. Wind advocates are saying there’s a double standard here.