Voices In The Week's News: July 2, 2010

07/02/10 12:50PM
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AP/Alex Brandon
Senator Patrick Leahy was in the spotlight during the Elena Kagan hearings, Vermont rejected FairPoint's bankruptcy plan, underwater cables were discovered at Vermont Yankee, Bernie Sanders pushed for community health centers and Lyndon State College received a large gift from Carhartt.

These were some of the voices in the news this week:

Leahy In Spotlight As Kagan Hearing Gets Underway (6/28)

(Senator Patrick Leahy) "I want to make sure we have a fair and we have a thorough hearing. I want the American people to know who Elena Kagan is...and I want to make sure the Senate has all the facts they need."

FairPoint Weighs Options After Bankruptcy Plan Is Rejected (6/30)

(FairPoint Communications Vermont President, Mike Smith) "The best thing for Vermonters is for FairPoint to emerge from Chapter 11 as quickly as possible. So right now, we're looking at all options. Those options could be going back for reconsideration to the Public Service Board, or could be seeking relief through the New York bankruptcy courts."

Regulators Question Underwater Cables At Vermont Yankee (7/1)

(Larry Smith, Vermont Yankee spokesman) "So we're doing periodic pumping and monitoring and Entergy has a fleet initiative to work on submerged cables. And it's called the ‘cable reliability program,' and it's going to include state of the art testing on safety related cables so we can get aggressive."

Sanders Says Academic Study Shows Benefit Of Health Centers (7/1)

(Senator Bernie Sanders) "My dream and what I've been working very hard on with communities all over the state is to see we have a community health center, which means good quality primary health care, dental care, low-cost prescription drugs, mental health counseling, in every single area of the state. And that will mean for all intents and purposes, you will have affordable, universal primary health care in the state of Vermont."

Lyndon Kicks Off Major Fundraising Effort (7/1)

(Mark Valade, Carhartt CEO) "I chose Lyndon because I wanted to be in a rural environment and really enjoyed it. Enjoyed the academics and really enjoyed the environment. For me personally, it's really about education. And what education can do to help people and better their lives."                                                                


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