In New Hampshire, the Legislature met its constitutional duty to
convene today. But then many lawmakers quickly left Concord to avoid
the worsening weather. In New York, Governor David Paterson gave his state of the state address.
Here are the top stories at 12:10pm.
A Bethel man is due in court later this hour to face several charges after an armed confrontation with state police last night; Vermont and three other New England states will join together on a regional standardized test for third- to eighth-graders; more…
Here are the top stories at 12: 05pm
New England will experience a significant recession; a fund set up to
help workers in the Bennington State office building has fallen short
by $230,000; Congressman Peter Welch says Waxman election to Chair the
House Committee on Energy and Commerce spells good news for VT; more…
The solid mass of "blue states" in the northeast spells concern for Republicans and we examine what can be
learned from these trends. Also, issues of social class are explored through a theater performance, and artists transform old books into sculptural pieces in a provocative exhibit.
Interest and demand is
on the rise for meat raised in our region, but some experts say there’s
a limit to how much meat we can produce if the capacity of our regional
slaughterhouses doesn’t keep up. Also, a comparison of how Vermont and New Hampshire are handling budget woes.
It’s called "The Pledge"
– and it’s long been the third rail of New Hampshire politics. For
gubernatorial candidates have had to take the pledge by promising to oppose a
broad based income or sales tax in the granite state. But this year at town
meeting in New
dozens of communities considered a resolution that would put them on record
against the pledge.
Proponents of a bill at the Statehouse say that
some records, particularly those related to family court proceedings,
could be abused if they were available online, as opposed to paper records. We look at the public’s
right to know and the individual’s right to privacy in the era of
digital court records.
Also, New Hampshire’s anti-tax stance might be eroding, and we hear about newly discovered letters from the Cornish, New Hampshire, painter Maxfield Parrish.