A bleak economic forecast for Vermont; New rules needed for
large-scale compost operations; Vermont State Representative Jim Hutchinson has
died; Vermont Castings has a new owner; The Vermont Food Bank is going into
farming; and commentator Ruth Page says the summer rains come with a silver
The state is cracking down on two large-scale composting operations, and the
legal actions may force both to shut down. But
some critics complain of selective enforcement when it comes to pollution under
Act 250 in Vermont.
Burlington’s nonprofit Intervale Center is keeping open for another week its composting facility near the Winooski River.
The Center hopes the extra time will enable officials to reach
an agreement that would turn the operation over to the Chittenden Solid
be the center of the snowboarding universe for the next 10 days; Progressive
Anthony Pollina has formally joined the race for governor and is urging supporters
to united behind him; the Chittenden regional solid waste district hopes to
take over the troubled Intervale composting operation.