A Vermont river expert says that only recently have officials begun questioning the decades long practice
of dredging, widening and straightening rivers after floods. It’s estimated that 40 percent of the river repairs done after Irene actually
increased the danger from flooding.
This economy has people in Vermont’s arts scene looking at practical
questions of keeping community theater, gallery exhibitions and music festivals in business. Also, two Vermont rivers may earn the congressional designation of "wild and scenic." And VPR’s Steve Zind continues our series of reports from Iran.
Advocates say they’re heartened that two northern Vermont rivers could be recognized as "wild and scenic” by the federal government; The Vermont State Hospital has won accreditation from a national health care organization; more…
officials have issued a safety advisory for swimmers, canoeists and kayakers on
the state’s rivers and streams, saying the currents are stronger and water
levels are higher than usual time of year.
Here are the top stories at noon:
Rutland has adopted a new ordinance restricting where convicted
sex offenders can live after their release from prison; A big swath of forestland in northern New Hampshire has been
preserved with the help of snowmobilers, anglers, preservation groups
and an anonymous donor…
Three girls are
safe after they went to a popular swimming hole only to be swept downstream by
the fast-moving Castleton River and were finally pulled from the stream just above a
series of waterfalls.
Scientists have detected increased radiation near Vermont
Yankee since the nuclear power plant boosted its power level by 20%; all the
water flowing down Vermont rivers
has helped most hydroelectric operators; the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department says it’s looking for some
help counting the state’s wild turkey population.
Vermont House today waged a contentious debate about water
pollution and property rights.
bill would require landowners to leave an undeveloped buffer strip along lakes
after hours of wrangling, Democratic leaders shelved the bill after watching
support slip away.