The Frequency

Chris Day looks on at the sidelines.
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Chris Day’s first encounter with the University of Vermont’s women’s basketball program came five years ago when he was an assistant at St. Joseph’s in Philadelphia. The Hawks were part of the four-team field in UVM’s annual November tournament early in the 2011-12 season.

“I walked around a little bit and I honestly said to myself, ‘Wow, I could see myself here,'" Day said. “Vermont has always been on the radar for me if (the head coaching position) was to open.”

In a surprise development, the campaign of Democratic Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders says it hopes to debate with the presumed Republican candidate Donald Trump before the California primary on June 7.

Vermont Republican Party Vice Chairman Brady Toensing called on Sen. Bernie Sanders this week to release documents related to the senator’s involvement in a financing deal his wife secured for Burlington College while she was president of the alternative liberal arts college.

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A federal appeals court says Entergy Vermont Yankee violated the Fair Labor Standards Act when it failed to pay overtime to its security shift supervisors.

The 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals this week ruled in favor of four VY employees who said they were owed more than 5,500 hours of overtime pay.

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It could cost up to $13.7 million to extend the Bennington water system to the homes with private wells that are contaminated with PFOA.

Burlington Police are searching for suspects in the beating of a transgender man who was found unconscious near a homeless encampment on Sunday.

School officials from the four towns that make up the Windsor Southeast Supervisory Union say an education reform law designed to consolidate the school system might actually create a wedge.

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Former gubernatorial candidate Dan Feliciano plans to run for state auditor as a Republican.

Feliciano said Tuesday he is in the process of gathering the required signatures and plans to submit his petition to the Secretary of State’s office by the Thursday deadline. Auditor Doug Hoffer, a Democrat and Progressive, has already filed for re-election.

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Students from Brattleboro, Killington and Williamstown traveled to the Vermont Statehouse on Friday to receive Vermont's first Letters About Literature awards. This is the 23rd year the Library of Congress has held the nationwide contest, but the first year Vermont has joined as a participating state.

University of Vermont students at this weekend's commencement ceremonies will hear from one of their own, an alum who went on to forge a world-renowned career as an author and journalist. Gail Sheehy graduated from UVM in 1958 and then moved to New York just as a second wave of feminism was changing the rules of the game in traditional reporting and writing.

The build-out of a fiber-optic broadband network in central Vermont should be greatly expedited by $9 million in long-term financing.

A tech firm with roots in Vermont has raised $12.9 in venture capital that will help create new jobs at its Burlington office.

New research out of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center on babies born with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) as a result of their mother's opiate use shows that a different method for neo-natal care can address infants' symptoms more effectively.

One in every 17 Vermont workers is employed in the clean energy sector, according to a new report commissioned by the state to track the economic impact of Vermont's renewable energy efforts.

Questions about race and free speech are being debated at Dartmouth College after a student group posted signs on campus commemorating National Police Week with the slogan "Blue Lives Matter."

Within hours, the signs were torn down and replaced by Black Lives Matter signs.

Federal regulators say TransCanada's proposed acquisition of a United States gas pipeline doesn't raise national security concerns.

Tensions in Grafton over a proposed industrial wind project are high. And the chairman of the select board said Monday he would resign after what he says was an anonymous threat.

A self-described “small town lawyer” from Caledonia County is running for attorney general as a Republican. Deborah Bucknam says she’d use the office to hold state government accountable to its citizens.

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This week Vermont is recognizing the 50th anniversary of Emergency Medical Services, or EMS, in the United States. The Vermont Department of Health is marking the occasion with an award ceremony to honor some superlative emergency responders. The state also hopes to drum up interest in EMS volunteering.

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There are two key ways in which businesses find the money they need to start up or grow. One is by taking out a loan. The other is finding investors willing to buy a share of the business.

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