Public Post
11:59 am
Wed September 17, 2014

Street Light Feedback Wanted In Fair Haven

Fair Haven is getting ready to convert its street lights from high pressure sodium to LED fixtures.
Efficiency Vermont

If you've ever been nervous on a dark street corner or, conversely, annoyed with a glaring street lamp when gazing at the night sky, then you can appreciate an effort now underway in Fair Haven.

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VPR News
11:29 am
Wed September 17, 2014

Video: Money In Vermont Politics

Turns out more than 40 percent of the money Gov. Peter Shumlin has raised comes from businesses or the men and women who run them.
Angela Evancie

Heading into the November elections, Gov. Peter Shumlin is sitting on more than $1 million. So we decided to check out where it came from.

Arts & Culture
9:43 am
Wed September 17, 2014

Vermont Cartoonist Wins MacArthur Genius Award

Cartoonist and graphic memoirist Alison Bechdel is a recipient of the 2014 MacArthur genius award.
Courtesy of the John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

A 2014 MacArthur Fellowship has been given to Vermont cartoonist and graphic memoirist Alison Bechdel. The Bolton artist has been at the forefront of the genre for more than 30 years. Her seminal comic strip, Dykes to Watch Out For, chronicled the lives of a group of lesbian friends. And her critically acclaimed memoirs explore her relationship with her parents and their own complicated inner lives.

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Arts & Culture
8:31 am
Wed September 17, 2014

Hari Kondabolu Brings Serious Laughs To ArtsRiot In Burlington

Comedian Hari Kondabolu performs at ArtsRiot in Burlington on Sept. 18.
Courtesy

Comedian Hari Kondabolu is known for his smart comedy, which often digs deep into issues of race. His newest album is called Waiting for 2042. That’s the year when it’s projected that white people will be the minority in the United States.

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VPR News
5:00 am
Wed September 17, 2014

Milne Calls For Freeze On Statewide Property Tax Rate

Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Milne is calling for a freeze on statewide property tax rates.
Angela Evancie VPR

Republican gubernatorial hopeful Scott Milne says that as he campaigns around the state, there is no question that the rising burden of property taxes is one of the biggest issues facing Vermonters. That's why he's calling for a two year freeze on the statewide property tax rate for education.

Milne says the freeze could be tough on some local school boards but he says it will ultimately force lawmakers to consider a new and simplified approach to paying for education.

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VPR News
5:01 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

Vermont Sees Case Of Unusual Hantavirus

The deer mouse helps spread Hantavirus to humans.
John Good National Park Service

The State Health Department is reporting that someone contracted Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome while visiting Vermont last month.

The out-of-state resident who became ill was most likely exposed to mice droppings while cleaning up a seasonal home. The person, who was not named, has since recovered.

Hantavirus is a serious respiratory disease that causes fatigue, fever, headaches, muscle aches, coughing and shortness of breath. Roughly one third of people who get the virus die from it.

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The Frequency
4:32 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

Politicians, Candidates React To Health Exchange Downtime

Vermont politicians and political candidates weighed in on Tuesday’s announcement that Vermont Health Connect will be taken offline for fixes for weeks. Here’s what they had to say:

Lt. Gov. Phil Scott

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Public Post
12:58 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

To Dispel Doubts, Greensboro Theater Backer Steps Out Of Anonymity

The Greensboro Arts Alliance and Residency will be before the Greensboro Development Review Board this evening, seeking a permit to build a "state-of-the-art performance arts facility" on 10 acres of what is now farmland and the site of the Hazendale Farmstand.

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Vermont Edition
12:30 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

The Spartan Race: Overcoming Life’s Obstacles

Spartan Races are now held across the country and internationally.
Rachel La Corte AP

Athletes are forever testing the limits of their prowess and endurance. Runners might start with a 5K, but eventually, 10Ks, half marathons and marathons beckon. Then there are triathlons.

Now add obstacle races to the mix. These include activities like climbing up ropes, throwing spears, hurdling over walls, crawling under barbed wire and leaping over fire.

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Vermont Edition
12:00 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

Gov. Candidate Dan Feliciano

Libertarian candidate for govenror Dan Feliciano.
Bob Kinzel VPR

Dan Feliciano is the Libertarian candidate for governor, and he’s gained more attention than Libertarians usually do in Vermont thanks to a write-in campaign in the Republican primary. Feliciano has been making sharp attacks on incumbent Governor Peter Shumlin, and says Shumlin's health care policy is driven by "fantasy." Feliciano is our guest to discuss his campaign for governor, and why he wants to lead the state.

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