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.

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Public Post
1:31 pm
Mon September 22, 2014

Mirror Theatre Gets Green Light In Greensboro

Greensboro Arts Alliance and Residency has won conditional approval to construct a new theater, arts center and cafe.

Last week's decision by the Greensboro Development Review Board was unanimous. The Mirror Theatre, as it will be named, will be built on 10 acres where the Hazendale Farmstand is currently located.

The board's approval is subject to the following conditions:

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VPR News
9:59 am
Sun September 21, 2014

Corren Has Democratic Endorsement, But Not All Party Resources

After winning the Democratic primary with an impressive write-in campaign, Dean Corren now has the official endorsement of the party, but not all its resources.
Courtesy Dean Corren

The Vermont Democratic State Committee voted Saturday to formally endorse Progressive Lt. Gov. candidate Dean Corren.

But that doesn’t mean he’ll have access to all of the party’s resources.

Corren already had the Democratic nomination under his belt, thanks to a write-in campaign in the Democratic primary. But the party stopped short of formally endorsing Corren.

That changed Saturday, when Democrats voted 31 to four in favor of endorsing the Progressive candidate.

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Public Post
1:34 pm
Sat September 20, 2014

Public Post: LED Street Lights, Sign Thefts, The Mirror Theatre

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.

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The Frequency
5:55 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

Donka At Odds With Welch, Climate Science

Mark Donka, a Republican running for Congress against Rep. Peter Welch, has views on climate change that are in conflict with widely-accepted science on the matter.

On Vermont Edition Friday, Donka confirmed that he believes climate change is real, but argued that humans aren’t necessarily the primary cause.

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The Frequency
3:59 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

Soon, Burlington Police Patrol Officers Will All Be Wearing Body Cameras

A police officer wears an on-body camera during a demonstration in Los Angeles in January. Burlington Police will be eqipping their entire patrol force over the next four months.
Damian Dovarganes AP

Burlington Police officers are getting new equipment that officials say will increase transparency and accountability in the department: body cameras.

The department has been using seven body-worn cameras for about two years, and Chief Michael Schirling announced today that the city has budgeted about $18,000 to expand the use of the cameras to include the entire patrol force of the department.

The purchase includes 60 of the cameras, which Schirling says have benefits even beyond increased transparency.

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The Frequency
10:19 am
Thu September 18, 2014

Milne's Staff Researcher, Writer Is Disgraced Journalist

A member of Scott Milne’s remaining staff who is doing research and writing for the candidate has, in the past, lost his job for stating as fact what may have been fiction.

Milne’s run for governor suffered a setback earlier this week when his campaign manager, Brent Burns left the campaign.

The Republican candidate said Wednesday that his campaign would go on without a manager, and that he and a group of staffers would make the push through November 4th.

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The Frequency
8:49 am
Thu September 18, 2014

Attack Ad Hits Sanders With Charge of 'Golden Parachute'

The video is the latest volley in a long-running political battle between Vermont's junior senator and a gas-station owner he says is to blame for "artificially" high gasoline prices in parts of Vermont.
YouTube

Did Bernie Sanders’ wife violate her husband’s admonitions against “golden parachutes” by taking a $200,000 severance package from the college she resigned from in 2011?

That’s the premise behind a television ad set to hit network airwaves tomorrow. And it’s the latest volley in a long-running political battle between Vermont’s junior senator and a gas-station owner he says is to blame for “artificially” high gasoline prices in parts of Vermont.

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The Frequency
2:11 pm
Wed September 17, 2014

In New TV Ad, Shumlin Makes Case For Third Term

Gov. Peter Shumlin is out with the first television advertisement of his reelection campaign.

The professionally produced 30-second spot features short testimonials from five residents. They tout the second-term governor’s performance on issues ranging from Tropical Storm Irene to college affordability.

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Public Post
11:59 am
Wed September 17, 2014

Street Light Feedback Wanted In Fair Haven

Fair Haven is getting ready to convert its street lights from high pressure sodium to LED fixtures.
Efficiency Vermont

If you've ever been nervous on a dark street corner or, conversely, annoyed with a glaring street lamp when gazing at the night sky, then you can appreciate an effort now underway in Fair Haven.

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VPR News
11:29 am
Wed September 17, 2014

Video: Money In Vermont Politics

Turns out more than 40 percent of the money Gov. Peter Shumlin has raised comes from businesses or the men and women who run them.
Angela Evancie

Heading into the November elections, Gov. Peter Shumlin is sitting on more than $1 million. So we decided to check out where it came from.

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