One Vermonter is doing everything he can to raise awareness of a little known danger connected to swimming and free-diving. For Dean Haller, this effort comes from painful personal experience. His son, Benjamin Haller, died this summer at the age of 27, after experiencing Shallow Water Blackout.
“An incredibly adventurous spirit. Someone who pushed himself. He would establish goals and objectives, and quite often exceeded them. A risk-taker, but he was an individual who just had tremendous lust for life and he just lived every minute he possibly could.”
A state police accident report concludes that former FBI Director Louis Freeh likely fell asleep at the wheel when he crashed his car in Barnard last month.
Since Freeh says he has no memory of the accident — or even of leaving his vacation home in Barnard that morning — the sequence of events has to be pieced together from the eyewitness accounts and the recently released accident report.
As chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Senator Leahy will play a key role in reviewing the President’s nominee for attorney general.
Congress is in recess until after the November election but it is expected to hold what is known as a “lame duck” session at that time.
Senate Republican leaders don’t want to hold confirmation hearings on Eric Holder’s replacement until the start of the new Congress in January. That’s because they hope to win enough seats in the election to regain control of the U.S. Senate.
Dave Keelty is the director of facilities planning and development at Fletcher Allen Health Care. And he’s taken a break on this sunny Monday morning to survey the future site of what he hopes will become next great project.
“What we’re looking at is the west side of our ambulatory care facility,” Keelty says. “Most people would recognize it with the emergency room parking lot, and the entrance to the emergency room directly in front of us.”
The U.S. Forest Service recently announced that it will grant about $2.3 million to establish community forests in eight states, including Vermont.
The Dorset Town Forest, whose trail network is nearly 100 years old, received $263,000 to expand its borders. Chittenden County forester Keith Thompson and Sean MacFaden at the UVM Spatial Analysis Lab join Vermont Edition to discuss this recent addition, as well as the importance of town forests for Vermont’s landscape.
Lovers of classical music are celebrating two big milestones in Vermont: VPR’s own Walter Parker marks his 30th anniversary on the air this week. And the Vermont Symphony Orchestra is celebrating its eightieth season.
We look at how Vermont’s classical music scene has grown and deepened over the decades with Walter Parker and VSO Executive Director Alan Jordan.
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The dream of opening your own business can lead to satisfaction and accomplishment... or frustration and financial setback. On the next Vermont Edition, we look at what it takes to start a small business. We talk about writing a solid business plan, the legal and financial regulations you need to learn, and how to test your product or service against the marketplace.
Cancer has the power to transform the lives of those who are struck by it, as well as the lives of close family members. That’s the theme of the new novel by Burlington writer David Huddle. The Faulkes Chronicle focuses on Karen Faulkes, the matriarch of a large family – very large, with more than two dozen kids – and how the family’s relationships are tested by her cancer.
Entergy Vermont Yankee says it's looking forward to a new era of cooperation as the plant the plant winds down operations this year. The comments came as the Vermont Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel held its first meeting last Thursday at Brattleboro Union High School.