The Frequency http://digital.vpr.net en 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 Scott Milne Up With First TV Ad Of 2014 Elections http://digital.vpr.net/post/scott-milne-first-tv-ad-2014-elections <p>With seven days until the primary election,<strong> </strong>the first television ad<strong> </strong>of the 2014 election cycle hit the airwaves Tuesday.</p> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 17:32:09 +0000 Peter Hirschfeld 30970 at http://digital.vpr.net Vermont Unemployment Rate Up Again http://digital.vpr.net/post/vermont-unemployment-rate-again <p>Vermont's unemployment rate rose by .3 percent to 3.7 percent in July. It's the second straight monthly increase, following a .1 percent jump in June.</p><p>In a news release, Vermont Department of Labor Commissioner Annie Noonan said the increase, “mirrors the same trend we saw last summer in Vermont and we hope this will resolve as we move forward into early fall.”</p><p>Last year, the unemployment rate rose .2 percent from May to July, remaining at a high of 4.5 percent before dropping in October.</p> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 17:05:37 +0000 Steve Zind 30961 at http://digital.vpr.net Former Senator Jim Jeffords Dead At 80 http://digital.vpr.net/post/former-senator-jim-jeffords-dead-80 <p>Former Vermont Senator Jim Jeffords has died. A lifelong moderate Republican,&nbsp;Jeffords earned national fame in May 2001 when he abandoned his party and became an independent, single-handedly shifting the balance of power in the Senate.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 15:11:17 +0000 Steve Zind, Nina Keck & Taylor Dobbs 30958 at http://digital.vpr.net Former Senator Jim Jeffords Dead At 80 Public Post: Rutland Stormwater, Commerce At Berlin Corners, St. Albans Raid 150th http://digital.vpr.net/post/public-post-rutland-stormwater-commerce-berlin-corners-st-albans-raid-150th <p></p><p></p><p>Rutland Town is drumming up volunteers to spread the word about stormwater pollution. Berlin Mall owners announce a Kohl's department store is part of their plan for Berlin Corners. This fall St. Albans will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the St. Albans Raid.</p> Sat, 16 Aug 2014 13:29:03 +0000 Amy Kolb Noyes & Peter Biello 30937 at http://digital.vpr.net Burlington Electric Fuel Takes 80 Mile Detour http://digital.vpr.net/post/burlington-electric-fuel-takes-80-mile-detour <p>For the past few weeks, the wood-fired McNeil Generating Station in Burlington has been using wood chips from Pinewood Manor in Essex Junction, a 7.4 mile drive away. But the wood from Pinewood Manor has been taking a longer route, traveling nearly 80 miles by truck and train before it can be burned at McNeil.</p> Fri, 15 Aug 2014 15:47:51 +0000 Taylor Dobbs 30938 at http://digital.vpr.net Burlington Electric Fuel Takes 80 Mile Detour Union Says Waiting For FairPoint Response To New Offer http://digital.vpr.net/post/union-says-waiting-fairpoint-response-new-offer <p>Following the first negotiating session since labor contracts with FairPoint Communications expired 12 days ago, an official with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers in Vermont expressed frustration with the status of the talks.&nbsp;</p><p>Mike Spillane, who is part of the IBEW negotiating team, said the two sides met with a federal mediator in Portland, Maine on Wednesday.&nbsp;</p><p>Spillane says Thursday morning the union offered a contract package that was “further than we wanted to go.”&nbsp;</p> Thu, 14 Aug 2014 20:52:32 +0000 Steve Zind 30928 at http://digital.vpr.net Keurig Coffee Prices Going Up http://digital.vpr.net/post/keurig-coffee-prices-going <p>Keurig Green Mountain says it will increase prices on portion packs by 9 percent in November. The increase includes the company's popular K-Cups.</p><p>The Waterbury-based company, formerly known as Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, says the decision is the result of rising commodity prices as well as increased costs for packaging, transportation and materials.</p> Thu, 14 Aug 2014 13:01:30 +0000 Steve Zind 30918 at http://digital.vpr.net Keurig Coffee Prices Going Up For First Time, Orleans County Leads In Job Growth http://digital.vpr.net/post/first-time-orleans-county-leads-job-growth <p>Orleans County, often described as one of the poorest in the state, is now leading the state in job creation.</p><p>That’s according to data supplied to the state legislature’s Joint Fiscal Committee by the Department of Labor.&nbsp;</p><p>Bill Stenger, president of Jay Peak Resort, attributes the improvement partly to its expansion.</p> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 21:37:00 +0000 Charlotte Albright 30914 at http://digital.vpr.net