natural gas pipeline in Addison County is attracting attention of property owners along the
proposed route. And it’s not Vermont Gas’s proposal to extend its pipeline
south to Middlebury. A
Montpelier-based company wants to build a bio-methane gas production facility
at a farm in Salisbury and then build a pipeline to send that gas to Middlebury College.
Earlier this week
officials in New
they had found infestation of emerald ash borer in
the Concord area. Now Vermont officials are reminding the public that the best way
to prevent the spread of the insect is to burn local firewood.
The Vermont House passed a version of
a shoreline protection bill last month. But the compromise disappointed both environmentalists –
who want to see tougher restrictions – and property rights advocates, who
oppose new state regulation.
Today we remember Bob
Northrop, who died last week at 92. Northrop was a retired teacher who
spent years working on civic causes ranging from the Vermont Electric
Co-operative to the Long Trail. He recorded this essay about the Long
Trail in 2003 as part of a series about notable ideas from leading