September 3, 2002 – News at a glance

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Early voting system
Voting in Vermont’s primary election has gotten underway because ballots are now available at local town clerks’ offices under the state’s early voting law. Secretary of State Deb Markowitz says as many as 25% of all voters will choose this method of voting for the November election. (Listen to the story online or read the transcript.) (VPR)

Agri-tourism creates farm income
Facing economic numbers that don’t add up, many Vermont farms are finding new ways to market retail products. In some cases that means marketing farming itself. (Listen to the story online or read the transcript.) (VPR)

Small planes crashes, kills 7
Seven people were killed today when their small plane crashed in woods shortly after takeoff and burst into flames in Swanzey, New Hampshire. (Read the Associated Press story and listen to the VPR interview.)

FAHC nurses union
Congressman Bernie Sanders wants state regulators to prevent Vermont’s largest hospital from using funds to pay for anti-union efforts. (AP)

Fire destroys historic barn
Investigators are trying to determine what caused a historic barn in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom to burn to the ground Sunday. (AP)

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