June 18, 2003 – News at a glance

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Interview: Barre mayor Harry Monti
As part of series of conversations with mayors of Vermont towns, Steve Delaney talks with Barre mayor Harry Monti. (Listen to the interview online.) (VPR)

Dubie heads Quebec delegation
Lieutenant Governor Brian Dubie is heading a delegation of Vermont officials in an effort to expand the relationship between Vermont and Quebec. The group hopes to develop stronger economic, cultural and environmental ties with the province. (Listen to the story online or read the transcript.) (VPR)

Winooski passes town budget
The city of Winooski has a budget for next year. Voters on Tuesday approved a $2.8 million budget. It was the third try since Town Meeting Day in March. (VPR)

Yankee uprate must benefit state
Governor Jim Douglas says the state won’t support an upgrade of the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant, unless there’s a clear and definite benefit for the ratepayers of the state. (VPR)

Police link Daley to drug dealing
The man wanted in connection with the death of a Vermont state trooper was captured on Tuesday in Pennsylvania. (Listen to the story online or read the transcript.) (VPR)

Yankee uprate might require shutdown
Vermont’s nuclear engineer says the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant will experience a lengthy and expensive shutdown if it’s retrofitted to produce more power. The engineer testified on Tuesday as regulators review Yankee’s proposal to boost the power output by 20%. (Listen to the story online or read the transcript.) (VPR)

Equinox Hotel to repay $60,000
According to the Vermont Attorney General’s office, the owners of the Equinox Hotel in Manchester have agreed to refund over $60,000 to the Equinox Preservation Trust, a local environmental group. The attorney general said that the money was improperly transferred from the trust to the hotel in 1999, when the hotel was sold. (VPR)

National Guard deployment
Fifteen Vermont National Guard members are headed overseas. They leave tomorrow to participate in the U.S. led peacekeeping mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina. (AP)

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