September 6, 2003 – News at a glance

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Hazen Union declines Title One funding
Several Vermont schools are expected to turn down a share of federal funding in order to avoid a provision of the federal No Child Left Behind Act. (VPR)

Bush environmental policy
Senator Jim Jeffords has accused the Bush administration of sacrificing the country’s environment to the demands of special interest groups. Jeffords says recent policy actions taken by the administration represent an unprecedented assault on the environment. (VPR)

FCC threatens to seize RFB equipment
Radio Free Brattleboro has received an ultimatum from the FCC. The tiny local station was shut down in June for operating without a license. It recently resumed broadcasting on a different frequency. (VPR)

Court rules on discipline records
The Vermont Supreme Court has rejected a Saint Johnsbury newspaper’s quest to gain access to student discipline records kept by the Vermont state college system. Friday’s ruling appears to end a yearlong legal battle by the Caledonian-Record to gain access to written records, including minutes from student disciplinary hearings at Lyndon State College. (AP)

Oil spill in Northfield
Officials worked to contain a spill of home heating oil from a truck that rolled over in Northfield Friday evening. Vermont Route 12 was closed near the intersection of Vermont Route 64. The truck was hauling 6,500 gallons of Number Six heating oil. Northfield Fire Chief Bill Lyons estimates that 2,000 gallons spilled. (AP)

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