court system is facing a $1 million deficit this fiscal year. Chief Justice Paul Reiber says it’s part of a
chronic underfunding problem that’s just beginning to impact the court
system. We talk with the Chief Justice
and the state’s court administrator about why Vermont’s
courts are in such bad financial shape, and possible ways to deal with the
Also, last week Cabot cheese pleaded guilty to a criminal
misdemeanor and agreed to pay a $50,000 fine for spilling ammonia in the upper Winooski
River. We talk with
Burlington Free Press reporter Candace Page about environmental enforcement in Vermont.
And, as part of our series of postcards from Vermont
towns, we travel to Isle La Motte.