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Regional Report: Rutland Southwest Strike Ends
Friday, 04/13/12
By Mitch Wertlieb
It took a long round of talks with teachers and the school boards of the Rutland Southwest Supervisory Union, up to 12 hours worth, with a federal mediator between them. But in the end a teacher's strike that kept kids out of school for six days ended early yesterday morning.
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Regional Report: Strike Continues In Rutland Southwest
Friday, 04/06/12
By Mitch Wertlieb
Teachers are walking the picket line this week in the Rutland Southwest Supervisory Union, closing schools in Poultney, Wells, Tinmouth and Middletown Springs.
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Regional Report: Repeal Of Same-Sex Marriage Fails
Friday, 03/23/12
By Mitch Wertlieb
A group of lawmakers tried and failed to repeal the state's same-sex marriage law. If they had been successful, New Hampshire would have become the first state in the nation to repeal same sex marriage by an act of the legislature.
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Regional Report: Three Pedestrians Killed In Brattleboro Accidents
Friday, 03/16/12
By Mitch Wertlieb
Making the streets safer in Brattleboro after some fatal traffic-related deaths. That's the focus of today's Friday Regional Report, a conversation with local editors and reporters about what's happening in their community.
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Regional Report: Bennington School To Become Soccer Facility
Friday, 03/09/12
By Mitch Wertlieb
A big project is underway in Bennington, where a businessman has purchased a former school with the idea of turning it into an indoor soccer facility. The hope is that it may someday be used to host camps.
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Regional Report: Hiker's Death May Spark Change In Rescue Policy
Friday, 03/02/12
By Mitch Wertlieb
The death of a 19-year old hiker from New Haven back in January is raising questions about whether Vermont needs to change the way it searches for missing people and which agencies should bear the responsibility for doing so.
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Regional Report: Waterbury Police Officer Fired
Friday, 02/10/12
By Mitch Wertlieb
Turmoil at the Waterbury Police Department this month has left one officer dismissed, and the police chief under investigation.
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Regional Report: Bill Would Allow Medical Marijuana For PTSD
Friday, 01/27/12
By Mitch Wertlieb
A Vermont lawmaker wants to let people suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder be treated for the condition with legally prescribed medical marijuana.
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Regional Report: Franklin County Towns Consider Recreational Center
Friday, 01/20/12
By Mitch Wertlieb
Some folks in the towns of Franklin, Highgate and Swanton want to renovate or replace a year-round recreational facility shared by the three towns. But a study to find out whether that's financially possible ran into a road block this week.
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Regional Report: Women Still Face Insurance Barriers To Home Births
Friday, 01/13/12
By Mitch Wertlieb
Vermont midwives applauded passage of a bill last year that required insurance companies to cover home births. But the bill isn't living up to expectations, because many midwives do not meet qualifications set by at least one major insurance companies.
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Regional Report: Stowe Wants Canadian Skiers
Friday, 01/06/12
By Mitch Wertlieb
A new direct airlines flight between Toronto and Burlington has ski resorts in northern Vermont giddy about the potential of luring a relatively un-tapped customer base to the Green Mountains.
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Regional Report: A Santa Claus Controversy
Friday, 12/23/11
By Mitch Wertlieb
A Kringle Kerfuffle was sparked over comments a teacher made in a 5th grade classroom this month at the Westminster Center School. 
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Regional Report: UVM Reacts To Fraternity Survey
Friday, 12/16/11
By Mitch Wertlieb
Outrage spread from the campus of the University of Vermont to well beyond the state's borders when a story broke about a UVM fraternity's survey that asked its members a question about who they would like to rape.
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Regional Report: Vergennes Tackles Drug Abuse
Friday, 12/09/11
By Peter Biello
Like many other communities in Vermont, Vergennes is dealing with the problem of drug abuse. Recently, the city's police chief organized a forum to talk about the issue. 
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After Irene, Hartford Reconsiders Town Library Services
Friday, 12/02/11
By Mitch Wertlieb
When the West Hartford Library was damaged by Tropical Storm Irene, people in the village started to think about how it would get rebuilt. That may indeed happen, but at a select board meeting recently, one board member cast some doubt on moving ahead, at least too quickly.  
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Regional Report: Connecticut River Included In National Program
Friday, 11/04/11
By Mitch Wertlieb
A national program could lead to more funding and recreational opportunities along the Connecticut River.  
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Regional Report: Future Of Brattleboro Housing Complex Uncertain
Friday, 10/28/11
By Peter Biello
The Commons, a Brattleboro-based newspaper has been looking into a low-income housing complex in West Brattleboro that may not be able to reopen, leaving 26 residents displaced.
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Regional Report: Bennington Teachers Picket
Friday, 10/07/11
By Mitch Wertlieb
Teachers have been picketing with signs and pleading their case to the public, as their local union clashes with the school board over stalemated contract negotiations.
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Regional Report: Tracking Damage In The White River Valley
Friday, 09/30/11
By Mitch Wertlieb
Tropical Storm Irene inflicted heavy damage in the White River Valley. VPR's Morning Edition speaks with the editor of the Herald of Randolph, one of the many Vermont news outlets following Irene's aftermath.
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Regional Report: Washington Politics Hold Up Recovery Money
Friday, 09/23/11
By Mitch Wertlieb
Emergency funding to help pay for flood recovery in Vermont has been jeopardized by the latest political crisis in Washington.
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Regional Report: Brattleboro Searches For Missing Teen
Friday, 09/16/11
By Mitch Wertlieb
The case of a missing teenager in Brattleboro is weighing heavily on the hearts and minds of Vermonters already struggling to recover from Tropical Storm Irene.
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Regional Report: WCAX-TV’s Roger Garrity
Friday, 09/09/11
On Fridays at this time, we turn to our Regional Report, speaking with local editors and reporters about what's making news in their part of the state. This week, with the tenth anniversary of 9/11 in the news, we're looking back at how journalists covered that story in Vermont.
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Regional Report: Vt. Eyes Expanded Passenger Rail Options
Friday, 08/26/11
By Peter Biello
While there are many miles of rail in Vermont, passenger service is extremely limited. But that wasn't always the case, once there were many passenger routes in Vermont, and some would like to see them return, including Governor Peter Shumlin who has made the return of rail service between Burlington and Montreal a priority.
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Regional Report: NY Denied Individual Flood Aid
Friday, 08/19/11
By Mitch Wertlieb
In the aftermath of spring flooding on Lake Champlain, FEMA awarded individual flood aid to Vermonters, but New Yorkers have been denied.
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Regional Report: St. Albans Wal-Mart Wins Court Case
Friday, 08/12/11
By Mitch Wertlieb
Vermont's Supreme Court has cleared the way for construction of a Wal-Mart store in St. Albans, in a decision that puts an end to a contentious legal battle.
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