With tag: vermont
Vermont toymakers concerned about rules change
By John Dillon
Vermont's handmade toymakers are resting after the Christmas
they're looking ahead with concern to the New Year. That's when new regulations
require manufacturers to test their products to prove that they're safe. As
VPR's John Dillon reports, the tests are so expensive that some companies may
be forced out of business.
State budget crisis
By Jane Lindholm
This week nearly $20 million in budget cuts were proposed by the
Douglas administration and the Joint Fiscal Committee, but they say
that's just the tip of the iceberg. Administration Secretary Neale
Lunderville discusses the constantly shifting budget
situation. Also on the program, how town
budgets are taking a hit, and a new movie captures the spirit of Brattleboro's Harmony Parking Lot.
Report finds Vermont is healthiest state
The report by the
United Health Foundation, the American Public Health Association and the Partnership
for Prevention says Vermont has made progress in areas where the rest of the
country needs improvement.
HIV and AIDS in Vermont
By Jane Lindholm
December 1 is World AIDS Day, and we examine the progress our region has made in preventing and testing for the disease. Also, we check in on the governor's recommendations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, one year later. And a French chef enlivens a country store in Tunbridge.
Midday Newscast: November 25, 2008
By Mitch Wertlieb
A federal review panel says Entergy Vermont Yankee should not be allowed to operate after 2012 unless it conducts a more detailed analysis of aging metal components; community groups and restaurants already have begun to serve meals of turkey and all the trimmings;
VPR Evening News November 18, 2008
Vt. lawmakers hear more bleak economic news; Auto dealers are concerned
about declining sales; A decommissioning fund for Vermont Yankee
dropped in value by $33 million in October; Former Senator Jim Jeffords
made a last minute decision in 1978 not to go to Jonestown with a
colleague. Today marks 30 years since the mass suicide in Guyana;
Commentator Jay Craven discusses expressing the election outcome
Vt., NH, high in student loan burden
A new national survey
ranks New Hampshire second - and Vermont fourth - in the amount of debt students pile up
getting through college.
Exit poll says Vt. most liberal state
appears to have regained its position as the most liberal state in the country,
exceeded only by the District