Howard Weiss-Tisman Howard Weiss-Tisman is VPR's southern Vermont correspondent. School For International Training To Eliminate Brattleboro Program And Cut Staff By Howard Weiss-Tisman • Jan 9, 2018 Listen Listening... / The School for International Training will be slashing staff at its campus in Brattleboro. SIT opened in 1964 and was one of the first schools to stress international learning with a focus on overseas travel and study. Arctic Blast Tests Capacity Of Vermont's Homeless Shelters By Howard Weiss-Tisman • Jan 3, 2018 This week's extreme weather tested the state's shelter system for the homeless. Bennington Homes Contaminated With PFOA Connect To Clean Municipal System By Howard Weiss-Tisman • Dec 12, 2017 Listen Listening... / The first municipal waterline extensions to homes contaminated with the chemical PFOA have been installed. State officials were in Bennington Monday marking the important milestone. Propane Stored In Rail Cars In Bennington Neighborhood Has Residents On Edge By Howard Weiss-Tisman • Dec 4, 2017 Listen Listening... / Vermont Rail System is storing tanker cars filled with propane near a residential neighborhood in Bennington, and some of the people who live nearby are wondering what they can do to ensure their safety. U.S. Forest Service Wants To Increase Camping Fees In Green Mountains By Howard Weiss-Tisman • Sep 19, 2017 Listen Listening... / The U.S. Forest Service is collecting public input on a plan to increase the fees at developed campgrounds in the Green Mountain National Forest. Bennington Residents Are Still Waiting For A Long-Term Fix For PFOA Contamination By Howard Weiss-Tisman • Apr 25, 2017 Listen Listening... / Bennington residents who have been dealing with contaminated water are starting to get frustrated with the state's ability to find a long-term solution to their problem.