The Frequency

The Frequency is VPR's news blog, and your main source for our digital news throughout the day. This is where we'll keep you up to date on developing stories, big and small, from around Vermont.

Two bridges in downtown Middlebury will be replaced with temporary steel bridges in June.

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The Public Service Board says the Missisquoi Abenaki Tribe can take part in the regulatory hearings for the proposed sale of the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant.

Amy Kolb Noyes / VPR

Vail Resorts announced Monday that Stowe Mountain Resort is included in its multi-mountain season pass for next winter. 

Congressman Peter Welch says he is “very relieved” that a Republican health care bill has been pulled from the House floor because House Speaker Paul Ryan lacked the votes to pass the legislation.

Emotional abuse during childhood is linked to misuse of opioids in adulthood, according to a recent University of Vermont study.

A large parcel of land is being added to the Appalachian Trail in Hanover.

Gov. Phil Scott has nominated Superior Court Judge Karen Carroll to join the Vermont Supreme Court.

A Northeast Kingdom helmet manufacturer expects to add up to 100 new jobs, thanks to a contract with the U.S. Army.

The number of people detained in New Hampshire by federal immigration authorities since Donald Trump took office was greater than the number detained any of the previous six months. 

The State Police Committee for Fair and Impartial Policing and Community Affairs is releasing their data on traffic stops from 2016.

Taylor Dobbs / VPR

A group of leaders from Vermont arts, humanities and public broadcasting organizations came together Monday to issue a united call to action for Vermonters to stand up for federal funding that supports their organizations.

Monday is the vernal equinox: that’s the beginning of spring, according to astronomers. For ecologists, spring isn’t just a matter of the earth’s rotation around the sun.  

A small car sharing program in Montpelier is ending. The two-year pilot program, run by the non-profit CarShare Vermont in partnership with the state will end in April, after a 24-month trial.  

It wasn’t supposed to end this way. The storybook season crafted by the Middlebury men's basketball team was supposed to carry the Panthers to Salem, Va., for this weekend’s Division III Final Four.

Can Norwich pull off a double championship? Can anyone keep the Plattsburgh State women from a fourth consecutive national title? The answers begin trickling in this weekend as the NCAA Division III hockey playoffs reach critical mass.

Melody Bodette / VPR

The members of Porter Medical Center voted Wednesday to affiliate with UVM Health Network. The Middlebury hospital will be re-branded as UVM Health Network–Porter Medical Center.

The Vermont Law School has teamed up with Harvard to create a blueprint for a national food strategy. On Monday, the schools jointly released the report, which aims to streamline U.S. agricultural and food policies.

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Vermont Attorney General TJ Donovan was one of 10 state attorneys general who filed an amicus brief Monday in support of the State of Hawaii's effort to block President Trump's latest immigration orders.

Nancy Eve Cohen / WNPR

At Philip G. Coburn Elementary School in West Springfield, Massachusetts, students come from all over the world. Most of the English language learners there arrive as refugees.

Taylor Dobbs / VPR

Attorney General TJ Donovan announced Monday that he plans to use his office’s Consumer Assistance Program to work with small businesses in Vermont to make it easier for small companies to navigate the legal and regulatory systems.

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