Here are the top stories at noon:
Vermonters can take a holiday this weekend, at least if they
want to avoid the state sales tax; The owners of Vermont Yankee are making the economic argument
that what’s good for the company is good for the state; Shelburne philanthropist Lois McClure says Vermont has to get
ready to care for its aging population…
Here are the top stories at 7:30 a.m.:
Next Thursday Vermont Tubbs in Brandon will close its doors for
good, leaving over 90 employees wondering what’s next; The University of Vermont has created a new “Center on Aging” that will use research and
education to help people stay healthy as they grow older…
Vermont has the second oldest population in the country, and
that has implications for everything from health care to employment. So
the University of Vermont has created a new “Center on Aging” that will use research and
education to help people stay healthy as they grow older.
as VPR’s Ross Sneyd reports, one of the state’s top philanthropists gave $5
million to get the work started.
The Lois McClure,
a replica of a 19th-century Lake
Champlain schooner, is
playing a new role as international ambassador. The boat is the flagship of the
400th anniversary of the European discovery of Lake Champlain and the Hudson River
Lyme disease is on the rise in Vermont. We talk about its
prevention and the controversy over its diagnosis and treatment. Our guests are Lyme sufferer Dayle Ann Stratton, co
founder of the Vermont Lyme Network, and Dartmouth infectious disease
specialist Jeff Parsonnet.
The Lois McClure schooner will visit Quebec
City to helm mark the city’s 400th
anniversary; Senator Patrick Leahy is in Ireland
joining an international appeal to ban cluster munitions; A profile of the St.
Johnsbury Town Band; and commentator Olin Robison reflects on the 25th
anniversary of a landmark education analysis.