Putney Mountain is a sky- island of glacier-scrubbed bedrock that towers 1600 feet high with a view of the Connecticut River and Mount Monadnock to the East. To the West is the West River Valley, Bromley, Stratton and Mount Snow. Itâ€™s a relatively easy Sunday climb, kept open by a local conservation Alliance. In the fall itâ€™s a magnet for migrating hawk sâ€”and hawk watchers.
Public transportation has always been a problem for residents of Vermont’s small towns and back roads, and the need for public transit is likely to become more acute as the population ages. We talk about new ideas for getting Vermonters where they need to go, and learn about an award-winning program that seems to be working for residents of the Champlain Islands.