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Regional Report: Bio-Methane Plant Proposed In Salisbury
Friday, 04/12/13
By Mitch Wertlieb
A natural gas pipeline in Addison County is attracting attention of property owners along the proposed route. And it's not Vermont Gas's proposal to extend its pipeline south to Middlebury. A Montpelier-based company wants to build a bio-methane gas production facility at a farm in Salisbury and then build a pipeline to send that gas to Middlebury College.
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Regional Report: IROC Closes Down
Friday, 04/05/13
By Mitch Wertlieb
A popular recreation center in Derby closed its doors earlier this week. The Indoor Recreation Center of Orleans County, known as IROC, shut down after a long effort to save it from foreclosure.
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Regional Report: Daring Prison Break Shines Light On Overcrowding
Friday, 03/22/13
By Mitch Wertlieb
It was the kind of prison break you'd expect to see in a Hollywood action flick, but this one was all too real. Two men hijacked a helicopter and made the pilot fly over St. Jerome prison in Quebec. One lowered rope later, two inmates climbed up and escaped the prison.
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Regional Report: Brattleboro's River Garden Seeks Funding
Friday, 03/15/13
By Mitch Wertlieb
A public space in what's known as the River Garden in Brattleboro is in danger of closing. The building is owned by a business group that's been funding and keeping it open the past few years, but the group Building a Better Brattleboro removed the money from their proposed 2014 budget.
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Regional Report: St. J Town Manager Vote Questioned
Friday, 03/08/13
By Mitch Wertlieb
On Town Meeting Day, two Select Board members were replaced with new members in a vote that came just hours after the Select Board, including two of the members ousted from their jobs, voted to hire a new town manager to replace Ralph Nelson, who was fired last year.
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Regional Report: Springfield Turns Movie Theater Loan Into Grant
Friday, 03/01/13
By Peter Biello
The downtown of Springfield continues to recover after a fire hit the Ellis block in 2008. The building contained apartments as well as the movie theater. Now the Select Board is taking measures to help the operators of the theater.
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Regional Report: Newport Methadone Clinic Done With Mobile Unit
Friday, 02/22/13
By Peter Biello
For this week's Friday Regional Report we turn to the city of Newport, which is home to the state's only mobile methadone clinic. And that mobile clinic may become a thing of the past, after security concerns were raised following a robbery in January.
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Regional Report: Bennington Teacher Speaks Out
Friday, 02/01/13
By Mitch Wertlieb
People in Bennington have been talking about a teacher at the local high school because of safety concerns. The teacher surrendered a semi-automatic rifle to police late last year and then he posted Internet messages that alarmed some in the community.
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Regional Report: Shoreham Farm's Distillery Stirs Controversy
Friday, 01/25/13
By Mitch Wertlieb
WhistlePig Farm in Shoreham has stirred controversy over plans to expand its distillery.
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Regional Report: Wal-Mart Planned For Derby
Friday, 01/18/13
By Mitch Wertlieb
Governor Peter Shumlin was in the Northeast Kingdom this week making another economic announcement. No, it wasn't about Jay Peak this time. Instead, the governor announced that a developer has signed a lease to bring a Wal-Mart to Derby.
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Regional Report: Rockingham Library Renovation Stalled
Friday, 01/11/13
By Mitch Wertlieb
Both the state of Vermont and the Rockingham Free Public Library are having problems with a Keene, New Hampshire construction company.
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Regional Report: New Hampshire's New Governor
Friday, 01/04/13
By Mitch Wertlieb
At a ceremony that included poetry and music at the New Hampshire state house yesterday, the Granite State inaugurated a new governor who's no newcomer to politics, Democrat Maggie Hassan.
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Regional Report: Vermont Veterans' Home Faces Additional Oversight
Friday, 12/21/12
By Mitch Wertlieb
Vermont's Veteran's Home in Bennington was already facing problems stemming from deficiencies in its quality of care identified after state inspections last spring.
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Regional Report: Dartmouth's New President To Deal With Budget, Social Scene
Friday, 11/30/12
By Mitch Wertlieb
Dartmouth College announced a new president to replace Jim Yong Kim, who left earlier this year to become president of the World Bank.
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Regional Report: Parents Want Higher Standards At BHS
Friday, 11/16/12
By Peter Biello
Difficult discussions are underway once again between the Burlington School district and the families of immigrant and refugee students.
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Regional Report: Irene Clean-up In New York State
Friday, 08/31/12
By Mitch Wertlieb
Vermont understandably gets the lion's share of attention when the devastation wrought by Tropical Storm Irene is discussed. But for New York State's North Country region, there was also extensive storm damage, and big bills left behind for repairs. VPR's Mitch Wertlieb talks with Kim Smith Dedam, of the Press Republican.
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Regional Report: Landowners Speak Out Against Wind Project
Friday, 07/20/12
By Mitch Wertlieb
A planned Rutland County wind development suffered a setback this week when two landowners whose cooperation is critical to the project spoke out against it.  
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Regional Report: New Plan For Moran Plant
Friday, 07/06/12
By Mitch Wertlieb
One of Burlington's success stories has been its efforts to revitalize the waterfront. But the former Moran Power Plant has sat vacant at the northern end of the waterfront since 1986. Plans have been hatched to find a use for the building, but the most recent effort was rejected by newly-elected mayor Miro Weinberger.
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Regional Report: Lawsuit Against Derby Selectman Threatened
Friday, 06/15/12
By Mitch Wertlieb
In the town of Derby, right near the Canadian border, that debate over wind power has spilled over into angry words, allegations of slander and defamation, and a possible lawsuit.
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Regional Report: Negotiations With Quebec Students Halted
Friday, 06/01/12
By Mitch Wertlieb
For the past 16 weeks students and government officials in Quebec have been wrangling over a decision to raise the tuition paid by university students.  This week, talks between the student movement and the Quebec government have been taking place in Quebec City, in an effort to calm the unrest. Those talks broke off on Thursday.
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Regional Report: Changes To The H2A Worker Program
Friday, 05/25/12
By Mitch Wertlieb
Some of the state's poultry, fruit and vegetable farmers are finding it harder to get seasonal workers this year. That's because of changes to the H2A guest visa program.
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Regional Report: Burlington Students, Parents Raise Racism Concerns
Friday, 05/11/12
By Peter Biello
In Burlington, a group of students and parents have been meeting with school district officials saying not enough is being done to deal with racism and unequal treatment in the schools.
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Regional Report: Two Rutland Officers Leave Force
Friday, 05/04/12
By Peter Biello
Two of the officers involved in a discrimination suit are no longer Rutland police officers. Police officials are tight-lipped about what actually happened, raising questions about the transparency of the way the police do business in Rutland.
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Regional Report: Bellows Falls Nursing Home To Close
Friday, 04/27/12
By Peter Biello
Tomorrow will mark the closure of a McGirr Rehabilitation and Nursing Care Center, after the facility had a dispute with regulators. 30 patients will be re-located and 32 employees will be out of work.
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Regional Report: St. Albans Votes Again In City Council Race
Friday, 04/20/12
By Mitch Wertlieb
The city held an election in Ward 5, a follow up to an earlier election, to put an end to a disputed Town Meeting Day result. In the end Ryan Doyle defeated incumbent Joe Luneau for a seat on the City Council, a result that backed up the first balloting.
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