Corrections commissioner supports closing the prison in St. Johnsbury, even
though there’s been a public outcry against the plan. Commissioner
Andy Pallito says the department has already cut 100 or more staff positions,
and is closing two Probation and Parole offices.
The state’s largest composting operation plans to shut down soon. The non-profit Intervale Center says it can’t afford to meet new regulatory hurdles for the compost operation.
Now questions are being raised about the political pressure on the Intervale that led to the decision to close.