Vermont http://nhpr.org en Vermont Asked To Consider Housing Undocumented Border Kids http://nhpr.org/post/vermont-asked-consider-housing-undocumented-border-kids Gov. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 16:12:15 +0000 Bob Kinzel 52186 at http://nhpr.org Vermont Asked To Consider Housing Undocumented Border Kids Vermont Towns Are Models For National Flood Planning http://nhpr.org/post/vermont-towns-are-models-national-flood-planning <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 22px;">The lessons of Tropical Storm Irene in Vermont have been incorporated into a new report designed to assist communities across the nation.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 22px;">The federal Environmental Protection Agency says the report offers a more comprehensive approach to mitigating the effects of flooding.</span></p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 17:53:49 +0000 Steve Zind 51603 at http://nhpr.org Vermont Towns Are Models For National Flood Planning The Weather Is Fine For Farming http://nhpr.org/post/weather-fine-farming <a href="http://digital.vpr.net/post/rain-creates-many-problems-farmers">Last year at this time</a> farm fields were soggy from rain. The bad weather hit dairy farms at a time when expenses outstripped income and it caused vegetable farmers to lose entire crops. Wed, 25 Jun 2014 20:37:50 +0000 Steve Zind 50857 at http://nhpr.org The Weather Is Fine For Farming The Currency: Long Time CEO Of King Arthur Flour Steps Down http://nhpr.org/post/currency-long-time-ceo-king-arthur-flour-steps-down <p><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;"><font><font>The Currency is our ongoing look at economic and business news in New Hampshire.&nbsp;</font></font></em></p><p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 19:11:59 +0000 Amanda Loder 50643 at http://nhpr.org The Currency: Long Time CEO Of King Arthur Flour Steps Down When Looking For Local Food At Vermont’s Trader Joes, It Can Be Hard To Find http://nhpr.org/post/when-looking-local-food-vermont-s-trader-joes-it-can-be-hard-find <p>The grocery market is changing in northern New England. Whole Foods and Trader Joe's are each expanding their presence in the region.</p><p>What do those moves mean for the local food networks here? Well, recently <a href="http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1038514-469/whole-foods-looking-for-local-suppliers-on.html">Whole Foods</a> put out a call for local growers in New Hampshire for the store it's opening in Nashua. But, can you find local food at the new Trader Joe's in South Burlington, Vermont? As Angela Evancie of Vermont Public Radio explains, the answer is maybe - maybe not.</p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 20:31:59 +0000 Angela Evancie VPR 49705 at http://nhpr.org When Looking For Local Food At Vermont’s Trader Joes, It Can Be Hard To Find Vermont Yankee Could Be Replaced By Biomass Plant http://nhpr.org/post/vermont-yankee-could-be-replaced-biomass-plant <p style="line-height: 11.25pt; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;"><span style="font-size:8.5pt; font-family:&quot;Verdana&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#333333">A biomass plant has been proposed to occupy the site of the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant, which is shutting down at the end of year.<o:p></o:p></span></p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 20:31:04 +0000 Associated Press 49708 at http://nhpr.org Vermont Governor Signs Universal Early Education Bill http://nhpr.org/post/vermont-governor-signs-universal-early-education-bill <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Gov. Peter Shumlin has signed into law a bill calling for every 3- and 4-year-old in Vermont to have access to at least 10 hours a week of publicly funded, pre-kindergarten education.</p> Wed, 28 May 2014 20:15:24 +0000 Associated Press 49327 at http://nhpr.org Vermont Governor Signs Universal Early Education Bill V.T. Senator Sanders To Introduce Legislation In Response To VA Scandal http://nhpr.org/post/vt-senator-sanders-introduce-legislation-response-va-scandal <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Vermont U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders says he'll introduce legislation after the Memorial Day break that will improve accountability at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. &nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The comments from the Vermont independent and chairman of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee follow allegations that some Veterans Administration hospitals have been providing substandard care to their patients and falsifying records. Mon, 26 May 2014 15:08:21 +0000 Associated Press 49183 at http://nhpr.org EZ Pass Rider: Tolls Considered For Vermont's Interstates http://nhpr.org/post/ez-pass-rider-tolls-considered-vermonts-interstates Have you ever wondered why there are toll booths on the interstates in New Hampshire and Maine and not in Vermont?<a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/vpr/audio/2014/05/vpr-news-tolls-20140519.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Under federal law, those states are allowed to impose tolls because they used a considerable amount of their own money to build their interstates. Tue, 20 May 2014 15:38:22 +0000 Bob Kinzel 48811 at http://nhpr.org EZ Pass Rider: Tolls Considered For Vermont's Interstates Vermont Legislature Gives Green Light To Pre-Kindergarten http://nhpr.org/post/vermont-legislature-gives-green-light-pre-kindergarten <p style="font-family: arial; background-color: rgb(238, 238, 238);">Every three, four, and five-year-old &nbsp;in Vermont will be eligible for state-subsidized preschool, under new legislation &nbsp;that Governor Shumlin has promised to sign into law. Many school districts already offer early education&nbsp;<a href="http://education.vermont.gov/documents/educ_prek_program_directory.pdf" style="color: rgb(24, 95, 159);">programs</a>, but they vary widely in structure and quality. So a lot of details have to be worked out as the state sews together what is now a patchwork of programs. Wed, 07 May 2014 17:43:37 +0000 Charlotte Albright 48083 at http://nhpr.org Vermont Legislature Gives Green Light To Pre-Kindergarten Vermont Lawmakers Expand State's Medical Marijuana Law http://nhpr.org/post/vermont-lawmakers-expand-states-medical-marijuana-law <p style="font-family: arial; background-color: rgb(238, 238, 238);">The number of people who can obtain medical marijuana would increase under a bill that has now passed the Legislature and is on its way to the governor for his signature.</p><p style="font-family: arial; background-color: rgb(238, 238, 238);"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The bill also calls for a study to determine how much money the state could reap in new tax revenue if marijuana is legalized in the future.</span></p> Fri, 02 May 2014 18:33:00 +0000 Bob Kinzel 47803 at http://nhpr.org Fearing Neglect, Neighbors Feed Animals At Santa's Land http://nhpr.org/post/fearing-neglect-neighbors-feed-animals-santas-land <p>The owner of Santa’s land in Putney and the park’s caretaker appeared in Brattleboro District Court Tuesday. Lillian Billewicz &nbsp;and Brian Deistler pled not guilty to charges of animal cruelty. Earlier this winter 16 fallow deer, a pot-bellied pig and a pheasant were found dead at the once-popular theme park.&nbsp; Court documents say other animals were found in stalls with frozen water and insufficient hay. Now the park’s remaining animals are getting attention from some local residents who’ve been trying to feed them.</p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 20:57:34 +0000 Susan Keese 47683 at http://nhpr.org Lack Of Funding Could Halt Vermont Highway Projects http://nhpr.org/post/lack-funding-could-halt-vermont-highway-projects <p>In the past few years, many states, including Vermont, have embarked on hundreds of road and bridge construction projects and most of the projects were paid for with a large amount of federal funds.</p><p>But there’s a problem: the Federal Highway Trust Fund is running out of money.</p><p><a href="http://digital.vpr.net/post/lack-funding-could-halt-state-highway-projects" target="_blank">Read or listen to Bob Kinzel's report on VPR's website. </a></p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 20:56:38 +0000 Bob Kinzel 46091 at http://nhpr.org From The Archives: Town Meeting; Killington Secedes http://nhpr.org/post/archives-town-meeting-killington-secedes <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It’s town meeting time! A storied tradition in northern New England, and in New Hampshire especially. This week I found an old interview with Dartmouth College professor of history, </span>Jere<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Daniell<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. He spoke with an unidentified </span>NHPR<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reporter in July, 1994. </span>Daniell<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has made close study of our town meeting and the history of the institution.</span></p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 17:12:19 +0000 Andrew Parrella 45025 at http://nhpr.org From The Archives: Town Meeting; Killington Secedes Sledding With Vermont's Mushers http://nhpr.org/post/sledding-vermonts-mushers <p>Among the people following the recent Iditarod sled dog race closely were the members of the <a href="http://www.vtmushers.org/">Vermont Mushers Association</a>&nbsp;— people who run sled dogs in the Green Mountain state.</p><p><a href="http://digital.vpr.net/post/sledding-vermonts-mushers" target="_blank">Read or listen to Sage Van Wing's report on Vermont Public Radio's website.</a></p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 21:27:34 +0000 Sage Van Wing 44981 at http://nhpr.org