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Active Geezering
Friday, 10/23/09
By Bob Kinzel
We look at ways seniors can stay active and healthy through nutrition, exercise, travel, and adventure.  Also, Burlington Free Press reporter Terri Hallenbeck fills us in on troubles at Burlington Telecom.
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Official says Burlington broke law on telecom
Friday, 10/16/09
Vermont's public service commissioner says Burlington broke the law when it used city money to set up a telecommunications service. But Mayor Bob Kiss says the city has done nothing illegal in setting up Burlington Telecom.  
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Burlington Telecom to file for expansion
Monday, 09/28/09
Officials with Burlington's municipal telephone, cable and Internet service say they expect it will be late Tuesday or Wednesday when they file an expansion plan with the Vermont Public Service Board.
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Al-Jazeera opposition won't be on city ballot
Thursday, 10/16/08
Burlington voters won't be casting ballots next month on an initiative to have the English-language broadcast of Al-Jazeera removed from the city cable television system.
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Burlington cable to keep Al-Jazeera
Thursday, 07/24/08
Burlington has signed a contract to continue broadcasting the English-language programming of Al-Jazeera on the city-owned cable television system.
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Telecom panels say keep Al-Jazeera
Friday, 06/27/08
Two committees that oversee Burlington Telecom are recommending that the city-owned cable television system continue to broadcast the English-language programming of Al-Jazeera.
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Morning Newscast: June 12, 2008
Thursday, 06/12/08
Here are the top stories at 7:30 a.m.: The public weighed in last night on whether or not Burlington's city-owned cable company should continue to carry the Middle Eastern news network Al Jazeera English. Some consider the network to be anti-American. Lieutenant Governor Brian Dubie says the state needs to prepare for a possible emergency this winter as Vermonters struggle to pay for home heating fuel.
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Burlington weighs in on Al-Jazeera network
Thursday, 06/12/08
By Steve Zind
The public weighed in last night on whether or not Burlington's city-owned cable company should continue to carry the Middle Eastern news network Al Jazeera English. Some consider the network to be anti-American. Burlington is one of only two cable companies in the country carrying Al Jazeera, and as VPR's Steve Zind reports, representatives of the network came to Vermont to join the debate.
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Vermont Schools struggle with No Child Left Behind
Wednesday, 05/28/08
By Jane Lindholm
We look at why so many Vermont schools are failing to meet yearly progress standards under the federal No Child Left Behind Act. Vermont's outgoing Education Commissioner Richard Cate helps us understand what the test scores say about our schools and what some schools are doing to improve.
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Morning Newscast: May 27, 2008
Tuesday, 05/27/08
By Mitch Wertlieb
Here are the top stories at 7:30 a.m.: Cassella Waste Management just purchased its first hybrid collection vehicle, and Central Vermont Public Service unveiled what it says is the first hybrid utility truck in New England; The Vermont Transportation Agency is trying to ease congestion for travelers and construction crews by doing more paving and repair work at night...
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City to decide if Al-Jazeera should stay on cable
Tuesday, 05/27/08
Two citizen committees that oversee Burlington Telecom's cable television offerings will decide if the system should continue to broadcast the Arab television network Al-Jazeera.
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