While the temperatures and overall
snowfall totals aren’t record breaking, many local businesses and snow sport
enthusiasts are struggling this winter. The fluctuating temperatures and
lack of snow are affecting everything from winter sports and local businesses to
birds and plants.
After being appointed to the Ethics Committee, Congressman Peter Welch decided to return some campaign dollars; Vermont has gotten kudos from the U.S. Senate for bringing health care into the digital age — and maintaining patients’ privacy;
It’s the winter reading show! We discuss the best book bets for those long winter nights.And we’ll visit rehearsals for the 34th annual Christmas Revels in Hanover, a celebration of the Winter Solstice.
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A new loan program helps VT homeowners improve their houses for this winter; different points of view on results of the first opinion poll in the governor’s race; Vermont Yankee is reduced to about half power after cooling tower problem; Senator Patrick Leahy questions FBI Director about Wall Street crisis;
Two experts in heating efficiency will
share some valuable advice on what we can do around the house to reduce
our heating bills this winter. We’ll hear about some small steps that
are surprisingly effective, and what goes into a retrofitting an older
The program that
helps low-income Vermonters pay for heat is at least $19 million short
this year, and middle income Vermonters are also struggling to plan for
winter. We’ll look at whether federal and state government can ease the
concern about heating costs.