A key U.S. Senate Committee will hold a public hearing this afternoon to examine how retail gas prices are set in Vermont. More than 100 Vermont families are getting $1.5 million in FEMA aid to recover from Irene. A Captive Insurance industry conference to be held in South Burlington this week. A federal grant will be used to help older Vermonters find jobs. September 7th is the deadline for the 9th annual VT Performance Showcase.