Nearly every river in
southern Vermont adjusted course or experienced severe erosion in the
flooding ten days ago. Experts say much of the destruction was caused by Vermont’s geology, coupled with hundreds of years of
Three central Vermont towns
are vowing to reduce their energy use to save money. Voters in Warren, Waitsfield and Fayston have approved Town Meeting Day
articles to reduce energy consumption in the area by 10 percent by 2010.
We examine the pros and cons of Instant Runoff Voting with Burlington Rep. Chris Pearson,
and Rutland Sen. Kevin Mullin. Also, Valley News reporter John Gregg joins us to talk about
how some neighbors are fighting a proposed homeless shelter in White River
Junction. And, we hear sounds from this year’s White Coat Ceremony at
the University of Vermont.
A hardy group of 30 Montpelier High School students recently took to the Winooski River to haul out tires and in the process they also collected several bikes, a sleeping bag, assorted clothing, and even a Sony Playstation. Montpelier students have been cleaning up the river behind their school for more than 20 years. Producer Sarah Ashworth followed the students along the banks of the river and put together this audio postcard.