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VPR Newscast for 05/21/2018 at 12:10 p.m.

If there were any doubts as to whether the Boston Red Sox have solved their power woes from 2017, when they were last in home runs in the American League, consider this: Through the first 47 games of the season, the 2018 Boston Red Sox have hit more home runs than any Red Sox team in then history of the franchise.

Fish and Wildlife technician Taylor Booth, left, and biologist Chet Mackenzie measure a male sturgeon caught in the Winooski River.
John Dillon / VPR

An ancient fish still swims in Lake Champlain. Biologists and anglers are seeing more giant, long-lived lake sturgeon here, even as an environmental group calls for greater protection for the species around the country.

Crews in the White Mountains will spend the summer repairing the oldest hiking trail in continuous use in America. Crawford Path has carried countless hikers to the summit of Mount Washington for nearly 200 years, and endured a lot of wear and tear along the way.

Now it’s getting a badly needed facelift, to mark the White Mountain National Forest’s hundredth birthday

VPR Newscast for 05/21/2018 at 6:25 a.m.

May 21, 2018

VPR Newscast for 05/21/2018 at 6:25 a.m.

VPR Newscast for 5/20/2018 at 10:00 a.m.

Sen. Bernie Sanders says he will announce his re-election plans on Monday
Charlie Neibergall / AP

On Monday, Sen. Bernie Sanders is expected to announce plans to seek a third term in the U.S. Senate. But Sanders says he also intends to actively campaign this summer and fall for a number of Democratic candidates across the country.

VPR Newscast for 5/19/2018 at 8:35 a.m.

May 19, 2018

VPR Newscast for 5/19/2018 at 8:35 a.m.

Howard Weiss-Tisman / VPR

A superior court judge has agreed to allow a receiver to take over the Hermitage Ski Resort in Wilmington.

VPR Newscast for 5/18/2018 at 5:10 p.m.

May 18, 2018

VPR Newscast for 5/18/2018 at 5:10 p.m.

U.S. Border Patrol agent Richard Ross near the international border along Lake Memphremagog.
Lorne Matalon / VPR

Over the first weekend in April, U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested 20 people for entering the country illegally in Vermont, New Hampshire and New York.

Then-Sen. Phil Scott, right, takes then-Sen. Bill Doyle for a racecar drive back in June 2001. Both have helmets on, Doyle is smiling and giving a thumbs up.
Alden Pellett / Associated Press

The longest serving state senator in Vermont history has now retired from his day job.

After teaching political science at Johnson State College for 60 years, former state Sen. Bill Doyle retired earlier this month.

VPR Newscast for 5/18/2018 at 12:10 p.m.

May 18, 2018

VPR Newscast for 5/18/2018 at 12:10 p.m.

Updated at 10:45 p.m. ET

At least 10 people were killed when a gunman opened fire inside a small-town Texas high school, in what Gov. Greg Abbott called "probably the worst disaster ever to strike this community."

Ten others were wounded in the morning attack at Santa Fe High School.

If David Price keeps pitching for the Boston Red Sox like he did against the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park last night, no one's going to care how much time he spends playing video games.

VPR Newscast For 5/18/18 at 704am

May 18, 2018

VPR Newscast For 5/18/18 at 704am

Howard Weiss-Tisman / VPR

The Brattleboro school district wants to develop a new protocol for what visitors invited to speak at student assemblies can address after a recent discussion on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict upset some community members.

Desks in a line in an empty classroom. Up close of one with books in it.
GlobalStock / iStock

The State Board of Education has given Gov. Phil Scott three candidates to consider for the next secretary of education.

Angela Evancie / VPR

For a time, Chittenden County had a bustling French Canadian population. There was even a "Little Canada" in Winooski. And you can still find it today, if you know where to look.

Seth Cashman / courtesy

This Friday night, trumpeter, percussionist, composer, arranger and educator Ray Vega takes over as the new host of Friday Night Jazz.

To introduce you to the man behind the music, we asked Vega to share a few tracks that have played a significant role in his life and provide a peek at what he keeps on regular rotation.

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