Peter Biello


Peter began his public radio career in 2007 at WHQR-FM in Wilmington, North Carolina. He served as Morning Edition host and reporter, covering county government and Camp Lejeune Marine Corps Base. His work has won several Associated Press awards and has appeared on NPR's All Things Considered, Weekend Edition, and PRI's This American Life. A graduate of the creative writing program at the University of Maine at Farmington, Peter enjoys writing, cooking and traveling.

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On November 4, Voters in many Vermont towns will be weighing in on local ballot initiatives as well as electing local and statewide candidates. Local votes include school renovation projects, utility projects and municipal charter changes.

Fair season is wrapping up in Vermont, but at the Addison County Fair and Field Days, organizers are trying to get to the bottom of a counterfeit ticket operation that could have cost them thousands of dollars.

Evan Johnson had that story in the Addison Independent and he spoke with VPR's Peter Biello for our Friday Regional Report.

Laura Heaberlin and Taylor Smith have been playing music together since they met at Middlebury College. Most people familiar with Burlington’s music scene now know them as Cricket Blue, a singing, acoustic-guitar-playing duo.

Heaberlin says she and Smith always write songs separately, then come together and work out their share of the sound.  Their music is inspired, in part, by fairy tales and the work of short story writer Angela Carter.

Fans of Guilford author Michael Nethercott’s first novel, The Séance Society, will be happy to know that the so-called “odd couple” sleuths, Lee Plunkett and Mr. O’Nelligan, have returned to solve another crime.

Nethercott’s new novel, The Haunting Ballad, features Plunkett and O’Nelligan on the job in Greenwich Village in 1957. The folk singer Lorraine Cobble has fallen to her death from the roof of her apartment building. Did she jump, or was she pushed?

On September 27, 3,349 pounds of drugs were collected statewide. Vermont has been dubbed the most energy efficient state, and some events this week back that notion. There’s an effort underway in Shrewsbury to bring back the local phone book.

Vandalism problems persist in Wallingford. Several local items will be voted on next month, on Election Day. Pittsford has a new polling place starting with the November 4 elections.

The Vermont Army National Guard says it has the right systems in place to help prevent enlisted and veteran soldiers suffering from PTSD or other combat-related injuries from committing suicide.

This statement comes after the suicide last week of Vermont Army National Guard Private First Class Joshua Pallotta. It’s the ninth suicide the Vermont Guard has seen in the past decade.

Police and Sheriffs Departments across Vermont are participating in Drug Take Back Day. Town Halls are in the news for their uses and lack of usability. Brandon launches a flood planning effort for businesses and public infrastructure.

Fair Haven is asking for public participation in a street light evaluation before making the switch to LED fixtures. Sign thefts and signing regulations have been a topic of discussion for several select boards. Greensboro's Development Review Board gives a green light to the Greensboro Arts Alliance and Residency's plan to build the Mirror Theatre.

Craftsbury installs a solar tracker using money from the Kingdom Community Wind project. Essex and Rutland hold cleanup events to reduce stormwater runoff pollution. Library Trustees in Waitsfield consider renovations after the town office relocates to a new building.