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Sen. Christopher Bray is backing a per parcel fee on all property in Vermont to help fund water quality projects
courtesy / the Vermont Department of Health

The head of the Senate Natural Resources committee, Addison Sen. Christopher Bray, is backing a plan to boost funding for water quality projects throughout the state.

Robert Oeser retired from his job as a patrol officer when he was 55, and started working part time a few years later.
Howard Weiss-Tisman / VPR

The baby boom generation is rewriting the rules around aging, and the direction they take during retirement will have profound effects on the state’s economy.

VPR Newscast for 11/15/2017 at 12:15 p.m.

Nov 15, 2017

VPR Newscast for 11/15/2017 at 12:15 p.m.

When a team gets on a double digit winning streak in any sport, the spotlight gets brighter with every win, and the anticipation of who will end the streak, and how, also intensifies.

VPR Newscast for 11/15/2017 at 6:30 a.m.

Vermont inmate Roger Brown died in prison in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania where he and more than 200 other Vermont inmates are housed because of a lack of in-state prison space.
Marc Levy / Associated Press file

On October 15, Vermont inmate Roger Brown died of metastatic cancer at the prison infirmary in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania. He wrote in his diary that prison medical staff provided him with ibuprofen, Tylenol and gel shoe inserts to manage his pain and never told him about the cancer that was causing it.

Fred Bashara announces his family plans to open a new Hampton Inn & Suites behind the Capitol Plaza.
Amy Kolb Noyes / VPR

The family that owns Montpelier’s Capitol Plaza hopes to open another hotel right behind its existing hotel on State Street.

VPR Newscast for 11/14/2017 at 5:10 p.m.

Nov 14, 2017

VPR Newscast for 11/14/2017 at 5:10 p.m.

The FBI released hate crime statistics for 2016 which showed that nationally and in Vermont, the number of reported hate crimes rose. In Vermont, there 25 reported hate crimes last year, up from eight in 2015.
Liam Elder-Connors / VPR

Reported hate crimes increased across the country and in Vermont last year, according to data released Monday by the FBI.

Howard Weiss-Tisman / VPR

As the baby boomers head into retirement the decisions they make about where they want to live will have ripple effects throughout the state's housing market.

VPR Newscast for 11/14/2017 at 1:10 p.m.

Nov 14, 2017

VPR Newscast for 11/14/2017 at 1:10 p.m.

If misery loves company, perhaps the American and Italian men's soccer teams should get together for a drink.

VPR Newscast for 11/14/2017 at 6:30 a.m.

Nov 14, 2017

VPR Newscast for 11/14/2017 at 6:30 a.m.

VPR Newscast for 11/13/2017 at 6:10 p.m.

Nov 13, 2017

VPR Newscast for 11/13/2017 at 6:10 p.m.

The 30 members of the Reelin' n Rockin' music class at the Montpelier Senior Activity Center are learning the four-part harmony to the Turtles classic, "Happy Together." They're part of a wave of aging Vermonters viewing retirement differently.
Bob Kinzel / VPR

By 2030, it's projected that the number of people in Vermont over 65 will increase by 50 percent, thanks in part to the baby boom generation. And this generation of Vermonters is redefining what it means to be an older person in today's society.

VPR Newscast for 11/13/17 at 12:40 p.m.

Nov 13, 2017

VPR Newscast for 11/13/17 at 12:40 p.m.

Howard Weiss-Tisman / VPR

Two years ago, then Gov. Peter Shumlin signed Vermont's most comprehensive clean water law. Now, many of the and a lot of the regulations included in that law are coming into play.

Here's what Kentucky head coach John Calipari had to say about the UVM men's basketball team: "I didn’t realize how good Vermont was until I watched the tape. Then I was like, ‘who scheduled this game? This is ridiculous.’ They just do an unbelievable job.”

VPR Newscast for 11/13/2017 at 6:30 a.m.

Nov 13, 2017

VPR Newscast for 11/13/2017 at 6:30 a.m.

In statewide elections last week, voters in New York approved a measure that will create a land bank that will allow communities in the Adirondack Park and Catskill Parks to undertake some high way and utility projects. We speak with North Country Public Radio’s Adirondack Bureau Chief Brian Mann.

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