MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Polls have closed around Vermont in a mid-term election that appears to have drawn light turnout in many parts of the state.

  The Windsor Mountain School in Lenox, Massachusetts was an ahead of its time boarding school that honored diversity and became the first co-ed integrated boarding school in the Berkshires.

After being a target of the Nazi regime, Max and Gertrud Bondy came to America and opened their school in Windsor, Vermont and later moved to Lenox in 1944.

Families like the Belafontes, Poitiers and Campanellas were attracted to the school for its multi-cultural and international curriculum. Then the school closed in 1975.

8/19/14 Panel

Aug 19, 2014

  Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock and Times Union Associate Editor, Mike Spain.

Topics include:
Jim Jeffords Dies at 80
Glens Falls Civic Center
Mail carriers at risk
The Cost of Raising A Child

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The former U.S. senator from Vermont who in 2001 tipped control of the Senate when he quit the Republican Party to become an independent has died. James Jeffords was 80.

WAMC/Pat Bradley

During a meeting in Montpelier Tuesday, state Republican leaders responded to a recent downgrade in revenue growth projections by the state’s economists.

  Who gets to decide the rules of the internet?

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont representative Peter Welch and WAMC’s Alan Chartock discuss net neutrality.

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A new law restricting smoking in Vermont went into effect Tuesday. Its provisions include banning smoking in cars when children under 8 are in the vehicle.

    Syria has become a violent, failed state.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont representative Peter Welch tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that we must be careful when arming the rebels.

    Immigration, spending, the Middle East, poverty, violence — Congress has plenty of issues to worry about. But what about cheddar cheese?

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont representative Peter Welch tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the European Union is overstepping.


  Ron Mancini has been a professional candy maker since 1977, who owns and operates Mother Myrick’s Confectionery with wife Jacki Baker in Manchester Center, Vermont.

Mancini has been the past president of the Manchester Chamber of Commerce and co-chair of the Chamber’s Community Affairs Committee.

He is currently the chairman of the Manchester Town Marketing Committee and joins us this morning to tell us what is happening in Manchester over the next few weeks.