For those of us who can’t bear to be without internet access, things are getting a whole lot easier in Vermont. By the end of this week, Windsor will launch a Wi-Fi zone for its downtown, making it the twenty-sixth and final town to benefit from the Vermont Digital Economy Project. But this didn’t come about without a few technical challenges. Caitlin Lovegrove is the Network and Outreach Coordinator for the Vermont Digital Economy Project and she explains the process of setting up these networks.
When you’re out on the water, whether it’s a calm lake or pond or a fast-moving river, you might face a situation in which your boat flips over. When that happens, it’s natural for you to be panicked.
But, there are a couple of options of what you can do next. You can perform a wet exit, where you basically slide out of your kayak by ripping off the neoprene layer or spray skirt that keeps the water out of the interior of the kayak. Or do a roll, which allows the kayaker to get rightside up without having to get out of the boat.
When scientists need massive volumes of data or they need data collected over a huge geographic range, they often turn to well-trained citizen scientists for help. From counting the populations of species, to monitoring water quality, citizens scientists are contributing to research and learning about science in the process. Wednesday at noon on Vermont Edition, we dive into some of the research projects in Vermont that are boosted by citizen-gathered data.
Flash flooding closed roads in Chester and Andover yesterday. The Red Cross set up an evacuation shelter at the Chester Fire Department to support first responders and people who may have had to move to safety.
Rising floodwaters blocked roads for a time on Routes 11 and 103, but both roads have re-opened as of this morning.
The Red Cross says that one Chester woman’s home was devastated by flooding, and was possibly destroyed.
The shelter closed last night, and Vermont State Police say no one spent the night there.
Hypertherm, in Hanover, makes high-tech machines that use laser and water to cut metal. On a summer day perfect for swimming, in a factory built just for training, about a half dozen young men are hard at work, gathered around a drill press.
As colleagues, students, family and friends mourn the death of Vermont Law School professor and VPR commentator Cheryl Hanna, we present a collection of the commentaries — both legal and personal — that Hanna contributed to VPR over the years.
Vermont sends nearly 500 prisoners to privately run out-of-state facilities in Kentucky and Arizona. The contract with the company that operates these jails, Corrections Corporation of America (CCA), comes up for renewal next year.
Now, a group of concerned Vermonters is proposing that room be made here to return these prisoners to the state.