State officials want to know whether waste from an old asbestos mind in Lamoille County was used on local roads or construction projects; a group of Franklin County doctors wants to fight prescription drug abuse by requiring patients to sign a contract when they seek pain drugs;
lot of people in the Northeast are worried about paying for heat this winter. Some think wood might be the answer to high oil and natural gas prices. But although it’s cheaper, burning wood may not be that good for the environment.
VPR’s Jane Lindholm heads to the T. W. Wood Gallery, where a new exhibit of Thomas Waterman Wood’s paintings are on display, to talk with Museum director Joyce Mandeville and exhibit curator Phillip Robertson.
In this program: Experts have warned for years that Americans aren’t saving enough for
retirement, but the unfolding financial crisis gives new urgency to that warning. Also, a 19th century Vermont painter’s images of Montpelier. And, a lesson in stacking firewood.
Frederick, Wood Utilization Forester with the Vermont Department of Forests,
Parks and Recreation and Richard Moskwa of Montpelier’s Stove
and Flag Works speak with VPR’s
Jane Lindholm about the cost of heating with wood, the availability of both
wood and pellet stoves, and some of the environmental concerns.
Steve Zind on getting in the wood in Randolph. VT Food Bank has 50% leass food than a year ago at a time when demand is on the rise. VT home sales rose 0.8% in 2006, bucking the national trend. Search for missing 12-year-old boy in Rupert proves fruitless. Readsboro, VT electric dept for sale with both GMP and CVPS placing bids.