The Frequency http://digital.vpr.net en A New Network For Investing In Vermont's Food Economy http://digital.vpr.net/post/new-network-investing-vermonts-food-economy <p>Purchasing a CSA isn't the only way for individuals to invest in Vermont's food economy. Or, it won't be, when Slow Money Vermont gets off the ground.</p><p>The new network, an offshoot of the&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">national movement that aims to "</span><a href="https://slowmoney.org/principles" style="line-height: 1.5;">bring money back down to earth</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">," will connect local entrepreneurs with investors in an effort to contribute to the state's sustainable food economy.</span></p> Sun, 31 Aug 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Angela Evancie 31085 at http://digital.vpr.net A New Network For Investing In Vermont's Food Economy Pittsford Hoping To Knock $40K Off School Heating Bill http://digital.vpr.net/post/pittsford-hoping-knock-40k-school-heating-bill <p>Last winter it cost $68,000 to heat Pittsford's&nbsp;Lothrop Elementary School. The school board has put together a plan that it thinks will reduce the school's annual heating bill by $40,000, but first school directors must find a way to pay for the project.</p> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 20:07:38 +0000 Amy Kolb Noyes 31079 at http://digital.vpr.net West Nile Virus Likely Widespread In Vermont http://digital.vpr.net/post/west-nile-virus-likely-widespread-vermont <p>The Vermont Department of Health says mosquitoes captured in multiple towns across southern Vermont have tested positive for West Nile virus.</p><p>Mosquitoes in Rockingham, Brattleboro, Putney and Newbury have all tested positive for the virus.</p><p>In addition to the state's earlier finding that <a href="http://digital.vpr.net/post/west-nile-virus-detected-st-albans">the virus was in St. Albans</a>, officials warn that mosquitoes carrying West Nile are probably widespread in the state.</p> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:05:44 +0000 Taylor Dobbs 31082 at http://digital.vpr.net West Nile Virus Likely Widespread In Vermont Randolph Settles With State On Sewage Plant Violations http://digital.vpr.net/post/randolph-settles-state-sewage-plant-violations <p>As the town of Randolph prepares to build a new wastewater treatment facility, the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation announced this week it has reached <a href="http://www.anr.state.vt.us/site/cfm/PressRel/Detail.CFM?ID=3479">a settlement with the town</a> regarding failures of the old plant.</p> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:51:24 +0000 Amy Kolb Noyes 31054 at http://digital.vpr.net Mark Donka To Challenge Peter Welch http://digital.vpr.net/post/mark-donka-challenge-peter-welch <p>A veteran law-enforcement officer who wants to repeal Obamacare has won the Republican nomination for the U.S. House of Representatives.</p><p>Mark Donka eked out a 321-vote victory in Tuesday’s GOP primary, where <a href="http://digital.vpr.net/post/republican-congressional-candidates-debate">three candidates</a> had to wait until Wednesday for the Associated Press to call the hotly contested race.</p><p>Donka took 36 percent of the vote, ahead of Don Russell’s 33 percent and Donald Nolte’s 31 percent.</p> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:51:05 +0000 Peter Hirschfeld 31055 at http://digital.vpr.net Mark Donka To Challenge Peter Welch One Northeast Kingdom State's Attorney Out And Another In http://digital.vpr.net/post/one-northeast-kingdom-states-attorney-out-and-another <p>In the Northeast Kingdom, final results of two races for State’s Attorney are still trickling in. One &nbsp;incumbent appears to have lost his job, but another is widening his&nbsp; lead.&nbsp;</p><p>In Essex County, former state senator and current State’s Attorney Vincent Illuzzi is leading Julianne Woolard, a public defender for juvenile offenders.</p><p>During the campaign Woolard criticized Illuzzi for being too quick to prosecute first-time or juvenile offenders who might turn away from crime if diverted to alternative justice programs, like drug courts.</p> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 18:57:53 +0000 Charlotte Albright 31049 at http://digital.vpr.net Vermont Primaries: Live Updates http://digital.vpr.net/post/vermont-primaries-live-updates <p>With more than 80 percent of precincts reporting, most major primary races showed a clear victor before midnight on Tuesday, but the three-way race for the Republican nomination the U.S. House of Representatives was still tight. As of Wednesday morning at 9:15 with 240 of 275 districts reporting, Mark Donka held a lead of 94 votes over Donald Russell. Donald Nolte&nbsp;trailed Donka by 409 votes.</p><p>Here are the latest unofficial results from the Secretary of State:</p><p><iframe height="980" src="http://www.vpr.net/apps/iframe/2014-primaries" width="100%"></iframe></p> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 13:25:36 +0000 Peter Hirschfeld, Taylor Dobbs, Bob Kinzel & Angela Evancie 31034 at http://digital.vpr.net Vermont Primaries: Live Updates Federal Inspector Joins Search For Burlington Fuel Leak http://digital.vpr.net/post/federal-inspector-joins-search-burlington-fuel-leak <p>A federal inspector was in Burlington Thursday to inspect fuel storage facilities as part of a search for the source of <a href="http://digital.vpr.net/post/officials-search-source-petroleum-pollution-burlington-groundwater">a fuel leak that has been stumping local and state officials for almost three years</a>.</p><p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The inspector from the Environmental Protection Agency was checking the infrastructure and protocols at the Vermont Rail Systems rail yard on Burlington’s waterfront.&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 20:24:43 +0000 Taylor Dobbs 30996 at http://digital.vpr.net At Burlington College, A Troubled Summer http://digital.vpr.net/post/burlington-college-troubled-summer <p>Burlington College is in financial trouble.</p><p>Earlier this summer, the regional accrediting body for colleges <a href="http://digital.vpr.net/post/accrediting-organization-puts-burlington-college-probation">put the lakeshore liberal arts college on probation</a>, citing financial problems.</p><p>New reports detail just how troubled the college's finances really are.</p> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:49:33 +0000 Taylor Dobbs 30988 at http://digital.vpr.net Boil Water Order Lifted In Fair Haven http://digital.vpr.net/post/boil-water-order-lifted-fair-haven <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">State officials lifted a boil water notice in the town of Fair Haven Wednesday, a day after it was declared.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Water samples tested positive for fecal </span>coliform<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> (E. coli) on Monday, causing officials to issue the notice Tuesday.</span></p><p>A positive E. coli test indicates "that the water may be contaminated with human or animal wastes," according to <a href="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/vpr/files/201408/boil-water-fair-haven-vpr.pdf">a release</a>.</p> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:23:59 +0000 Taylor Dobbs 30972 at http://digital.vpr.net