How Our Trees Are Faring

We look at the state of our tree populations and the importance of our forests, get an update on downtown Montpelier’s new biomass heating system and head to Summer School to learn how to play bocce.

Pownal Biomass Project Stalls

Plans for wood-fueled power plants in Fair Haven and Pownal have been put on hold. That will give officials time to decide whether the projects need both a state development review permit and a license from utility regulators.

Pownal Biomass Project Stirs Debate

Battle lines are taking shape over a proposal to generate electricity – and manufacture wood pellets – in a biomass plant at the former Green Mountain Race Track in Pownal. At the heart of the brewing controversy is the question: Is biomass power really green?