harvest season winds down, it’s easy to forget who’s responsible for all those
juicy tomatoes. Bumblebees. Genus
Bombus. But some
of these species are in decline. So the Vermont Center for Ecostudies in White River Junction has been doing
a survey in the Upper Valley to learn more about Vermont’s bombus population.
The State Board of Education has named a new Acting
Commissioner; The incoming head of the Vermont Agency of Transportation says
there aren’t going to be many changes after he becomes secretary; The next
priest sex abuse trial against Burlington’s Roman Catholic Diocese is scheduled
to begin in August; The state Agency of Human Services has abandoned a plan to
contract with a Missouri company to provide rides to Medicaid patients;
Vermont’s honey bees have made it through the winter in good form; and
commentator Deborah Luskin considers generating local hydro-power.
Bill Talbott is the new Acting Commissioner of
Education; with the price of diesel fuel hovering around 5-dollars-a-gallon,
Central Vermont Public Service
has purchased what it says is the first hybrid utility truck in New
Morrisville is a small village in Lamoille County. It only has about 2000 residents. It’s a picturesque, if bleak, filming location. Scenes from "Ethan Frome" and "Something Wicked This Way Comes" were both shot there. But there’s nothing bleak about the community spirit in one of the downtown hangouts.