Shumlin Signs Universal Recycling Bill

Governor Peter Shumlin signed a bill into law Thursday morning that creates mandatory recycling and composting requirements to be phased in over the next few years. Waster haulers will eventually be required to collect leaf and yard, as well as food waste.

Where The Power Flows North: The Sale Of CVPS

We look at the impact of the proposed sale of CVPS on the company’s shareholders, rate payers and employees. We also discuss a new agreement addressing the backlog of cases of abuse and neglect to seniors and vulnerable adults. And we begin our Summer School series by learning how to set up a worm composting bin.

Morning Newscast: July 30, 2008

Here are the top stories at 7:30 a.m.: A government watchdog will appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee today to answer questions about political hiring at the Justice Department; Experts say Vermont needs to develop rules for large-scale composting businesses that recognize both the benefits and the potential hazards of the operations…

Morning Newscast: July 17, 2008

Here are the top stories at 7:30 a.m.: 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; Fuel prices have gotten so high that many homeowners and businesses have begun to look for energy alternatives, such as solar power…