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May 02, 2003 — TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD is the final production of the Vermont Stage season and runs through May 18. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was at the opening night and has this review. Go to full article
Apr 09, 2003 — Officials in Clinton County want a Plattsburgh refugee shelter to apply for a health permit normally required for motel operators. The Salvation Army church - which runs the shelter - has refused. The church's leader says the permit would limit his ability to help asylum seekers trying to cross the border into Canada. As Brian Mann reports, this legal fight comes at a time when Plattsburgh is bracing for another flood of refugees. Go to full article
Mar 28, 2003 — Over the last several months, the border north of Plattsburgh has been overwhelmed by Pakistani families trying to leave the U.S. Shelters in Plattsburgh and Burlington have been full since late December. Now, activist groups in those cities are bracing for a much larger wave of asylum seekers, this one triggered by a new US-Canada immigration treaty that goes into affect on April 21st. Martha Foley talks with Brian Mann to help sort this out. Go to full article
Mar 24, 2003 — O'Carolan's Farewell to Music opened March 19 at Burlington's Vermont Stage and runs through March 30 in FlynnSpace. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was at the opening and has this review. Go to full article
Mar 21, 2003 — Today is the deadline for thousands of Pakistanis and Saudis living in the U-S, who are required to register with the Federal government. Officials with the Department of Homeland Security say the program has been a success. But special registration sent shockwaves through New York's Muslim immigrant community. The law triggered a refugee crisis on the border north of Plattsburgh, as hundreds of families fled to Canada. As Brian Mann reports, volunteer groups say their shelters are still full - and their resources are tapped out. Go to full article
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Mar 03, 2003 — Groups around the state will perform an ancient Greek play tomorrow to protest a possible war with Iraq. The Lysistrata Project spans 56 countries. Productions in New York state will happen everywhere from a community college auditorium in Plattsburgh, an art gallery in Ithaca, a mall bookstore in Syracuse, and even a cafe in Saratoga Springs. Actors in a Buffalo production include Republicans, liberals, conservatives and peace-loving patriots. Todd Moe talks with NCPR resident theatre critic Connie Meng about project and the play. Go to full article
Feb 04, 2003 — Pakistanis are continuing to flee the U.S., crossing the border north of Plattsburgh. Frightened by a new policy that requires Pakistani men to register with the U.S. government, the families are seeking asylum in Canada. Overwhelmed by hundreds of refugees, the Canadian government has begun sending people back. As Brian Mann reports, dozens of Pakistani men have been detained on immigration charges, leaving their wives and children in limbo. Go to full article
Jan 31, 2003 — Vermont Stage in Burlington has opened their second production of the season--Harold Pinter's Betrayal. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was at the opening night and has this review. Betrayal runs at Vermont stage through February 9. Go to full article
Jan 07, 2003 — Last month the city of Burlington, Vermont joined two dozen cities across the country to pass resolutions against parts of the USA Patriot Act, saying it violates civil liberties. David Sommerstein reports. Go to full article
Oct 18, 2002 — The quirky comedy Sylvia has opened Vermont Stage's season at the FlynnSpace in Burlington. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was at the opening night and has this review. Sylvia runs through October 27, 2002. Go to full article