Sara Simon

Web Developer

A graduate of Wellesley College and the Turing School of Software and Design, Sara's background is in English language and literature and its intersection with technology. Sara works within and beyond NPR's content management system with Python, Flask and JavaScript to support VPR's digital services team and digital news team.

Sara is a native Oregonian who fell for Vermont after a summer at the Middlebury Chinese Language School. She enjoys reading novels, playing chess and cooking. Sara lives in Burlington with her cat, Clooney.

Ways to Connect

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In recent months we’ve heard from more listeners using Alexa, and similar intelligent personal assistants, to listen to Vermont Public Radio. We wanted to give you an update on what works, and what we’re working on to make VPR news, music and podcasts easily accessible when you need it.

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President Donald Trump's cabinet nominees have drawn heavy criticism from Democrats in the Senate, including from Sen. Patrick Leahy and Sen. Bernie Sanders. As the Senate votes on the confirmation of Trump's nominees, VPR is tracking the Vermont senators' votes.

As we wrap up 2016, VPR is thinking about how we can start the new year with renewed energy and focus. Our news team has many important upcoming projects to consider, so we've decided to bid farewell to an existing favorite.

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According to the latest VPR Poll, Vermonters have been following the races for president and governor very closely. But the rest of the Vermont races, not so much. It's OK — that's where we come in.

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Who leads the race for president and the key statewide offices in Vermont? What are the top issues on voters' minds and how much do they trust some of Vermont's institutions? VPR has once again partnered with The Castleton Polling Institute to ask Vermonters what you think about the big issues facing our state and the choices voters face on Nov. 8.

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Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump go head-to-head tonight in the first presidential debate, and NPR's politics team will be live annotating the debate.

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Super Tuesday 2016 has arrived. It's a big day for voters in 13 states (and the territory of American Samoa). Follow today's primary results with an interactive Vermont map and detailed precinct and town-level counts.

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VPR News is tracking the 2016 Town Meeting Day votes on town and school budgets from around Vermont. Find statewide results here and share the results from your town with us.

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The VPR Poll put some of the biggest questions facing Vermont to ... Vermonters. Novel, huh? They told us a lot.