Upper Valley Survey Studies Bumblebees

As 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.

VPR Evening News May 27th, 2008

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.

Midday Newscast May 27, 2008

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 England; more…

Audio Postcard: Morrisville, home of The Bee’s Knees

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.