Putney Mountain is a sky- island of glacier-scrubbed bedrock that towers 1600 feet high with a view of the Connecticut River and Mount Monadnock to the East. To the West is the West River Valley, Bromley, Stratton and Mount Snow. Itâ€™s a relatively easy Sunday climb, kept open by a local conservation Alliance. In the fall itâ€™s a magnet for migrating hawk sâ€”and hawk watchers.
Firefighters in northeastern Vermont are continuing to battle a stubborn brush fire that has been smoldering on a Waterford mountain for almost a week; new passenger service and amenities are coming to several airports in the region.Vermont’s Public Service Board is in the second day of hearings on whether FairPoint Communications should be allowed to buy Verizon’s telephone and broadband businesses in northern New England.
The threat of a strike is looming at the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant; two people with extensive backgrounds in communications technology and regulation will lead a new authority designed to get modern communications technology to every corner of the state; the hospital serving the Barre-Montpelier area has won approval for an expansion; a new tool has been added to the Appalachian Mountain Club’s web site allowing hikers to customize routes online through the White Mountains.