March 1, 2003 – News at a glance

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Mayoral government
On Tuesday, Bennington voters will consider changing the way their city is governed. A non-binding question on the town meeting ballot asks voters if they would support a switch from a town manager system to a form of government headed by a mayor.

LaRouche confirmed
A key Senate committee has approved Governor Jim Douglas’ choice for fish and wildlife commissioner. But the Senate Natural Resources Committee was divided over the nomination of Wayne LaRoche. Some senators questioned LaRoche over his recent strong criticism of environmentalists and their role in Vermont’s Champion land deal. (Listen to the story online or read the transcript.) (VPR)

Fuel reserves
Vermont’s U.S. Senators called on the president today to release fuel from the Northeast Home Heating Oil Reserve. The fuel reserve is intended for use in case there’s a severe disruption in the fuel supply. (VPR)

Groczyk returns to corrections
Former Vermont Corrections Commissioner John Gorczyk is still working in the field to which he’s dedicated nearly 30 years. (AP)

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