July 20, 2002 – News at a Glance

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Hinsdale farm expansion
Some residents of Charlotte worry that a proposed large dairy farm is far too big for their neighborhood and could pollute their well water. On Friday, the neighbors raised questions about the proposal during a hearing on the project’s proposed manure pit. (Listen to the story online or read the transcript.) (VPR)

FEMA and Homeland Security
Senator James Jeffords says he will strongly oppose efforts by the Bush administration to place the federal agency responsible for disaster relief within the new Homeland Security Agency. (Listen to the story online or read the transcript.) (VPR)

VPR Backstage: Puppetry
Puppetry is an ancient performance art form that s experiencing a revival. At Marlboro College this summer, students are getting intensive training in Puppet Theater. (Listen to the story online or read the transcript.) (VPR)

Williston information centers
Two large barn-like structures have been under construction in Chittenden County for quite a few months. But they won t be used for milking cows or storing hay. They re Vermont s answer to the old rest stop. (Listen to the story online or read the transcript.) (VPR)

FEMA opens flood offices
Federal emergency management officials have opened up temporary offices in Vermont to help those whose property was damaged by the floods in June. The high water in early June damaged property in the northern counties of the state. (VPR)

Vermont Yankee
Lawyers for the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant are expressing their concern to the state’s Public Service Board. In a letter sent today, Vermont Yankee’s lawyers point to the economic benefits for ratepayers if the deal with Entergy Nuclear moves forward. (VPR)

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