Revitalizing Waterbury Executive Director Karen Nevin says the annual Waterbury Arts Festival is her organization’s primary fundraiser.
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Waterbury Arts Festival Drives Downtown Revitalization

The annual Waterbury Arts Festival is a big deal in town, as a family-friendly event as well as a major fundraiser for the community development organization Revitalizing Waterbury .

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Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard at a meeting with U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue in June 2018.
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Live call-in discussion: Vermont and Quebec have an important relationship in the region, but it exists in the larger context of U.S.-Canada relations. As those ties becoming increasingly complicated, we're talking with Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard about border issues, refugees, U.S.-Canada relations and more.

Over the next few weeks the Vermont Mozart Festival will perform concerts at several northern Vermont venues including Shelburne Farms, the Charlotte Town Beach, Burlington Country Club and Trapp Family Lodge.
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The reimagined Vermont Mozart Festival kicks off its third season with a free concert in Burlington on Tuesday, July 17.

Wayside Restaurant owners Karen and Brian Zecchinelli show off some of their 100th anniversary swag. While they're celebrating all year long, a big ice cream social with fireworks is planned for July 29.
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This month, the Wayside Restaurant in Montpelier turns 100 years old. By serving up old-fashioned comfort food with a "made-in-Vermont" flair, it's one family restaurant that's found a recipe for success.

Nurses strike outside of the UVM Medical Center on Main Street in Burlington during the first day of a planned two-day strike.
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A strike by unionized nurses at UVM Medical Center over wages and staffing entered its second day Friday with hundreds set to return to picket lines and no clear timeline for when negotiations for a new contract would resume. 

Incumbent Rep. Peter Welch faces two challengers for the Democratic nomination for his seat.
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Incumbent Congressman Peter Welch has two challengers this year for the Democratic nomination for U.S. House. We're talking with Rep. Welch about what he thinks are the most important issues coming into this year's elections and what his priorities are going forward.

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A Nature Conservancy project in northern Vermont will store carbon to meet California’s greenhouse gas reduction goals. The group says proceeds from the sale of these “carbon credits” will pay for future land protection projects.

Rob Hutchins stands in front of the West Windsor municipal building with Mount Ascutney in the background.
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A Windsor County resident wants to change the name of Mount Ascutney, and the state department that has the authority to do so has scheduled a special hearing to consider his request.

The sign outside of the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington.
Taylor Dobbs / VPR File

Union nurses at the University of Vermont Medical Center are hours away from a planned two-day strike. Negotiations are happening this afternoon, but nurses and the hospital administration have so far been unable to reach a contract agreement since they began talks in late March.

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There's a lot of buzz around the new film Sorry To Bother You, directed by Boots Riley and starring Lakeith Stanfield. Among the cast members is Michael Sommers, an actor originally from Middlebury.

An estimated 70 deaths have been connected to the scorching temperatures and humidity that rolled over Canada's Quebec province last week, and officials say the number may rise as hospital and nursing home records are reviewed.

Most of the people who died as the region reached temperatures up to 95 degrees are elderly men and women living alone in apartments with no air conditioning, and many had chronic health conditions.

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