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.

An artists’ cooperative gallery is facing closure in Enosburg Falls because of declining membership.

The Artist In Residence Cooperative Gallery, or AIR, rose from the ashes of a fire that destroyed a huge portion of Enosburg Falls’ downtown in 2005. Since then AIR has served as a magnet for artists and buyers. The gallery, which is staffed by members and supported by their dues, once had a roster of 48. Over the past five years, that number has dwindled to 25. Board President Wayne Tarr says that’s unsustainable, and it’s too bad.

Amtrak Police are investigating a train accident that left one man dead and another injured. Both were hit by an Amtrack train just before noon, police said. No passengers on the train were injured.

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As leaders in more than 150 countries prepare to meet in Paris with an eye toward forming a landmark climate agreement, some students at both Vermont Law School and the University of Vermont are preparing to make contributions of their own to the international effort to address climate change.

Brattleboro Memorial Hospital / BMH

Federal regulators have accepted a plan of corrections from Brattleboro Memorial Hospital following an unannounced site visit from the Division of Licensing and Protection.

The Public Service Board has agreed to open a hearing to settle a long running dispute between VTel and Springfield Area Public Access Television (SAPA).

The developer planning a large mixed-use project at the Randolph exit of I-89 will meet with the environmental groups opposing the plan to try to reach a compromise.

Amy Kolb Noyes / VPR

Earlier this month a school district merger vote was held in Elmore and Morristown. Both towns needed to approve the measure for the two school districts to merge into one. The measure was defeated in Elmore and passed in Morristown by a four-vote margin.

Cambridge Conservation Commission

Sunday is Orange Up Day in Cambridge. It’s a hunting season twist on Vermont’s spring Green Up Day tradition and organizers are hoping this new event will catch on as well.

Courtesy / Vermont State Police

An employee of the Department of Vermont Health Access (DVHA) remains on the job despite allegations that she embezzled more than $2,000 from the state employees’ union.

Julie A. McDonald, 51, of Georgia, Vt. was arrested Thursday afternoon. She is suspected of embezzling more than $2,000 from the Chittenden chapter of the Vermont State Employees Association.

Vermont’s monthly unemployment rate remained at a seasonally adjusted  3.7 percent in October, matching the revised September rate.