Vermont’s third deer season got under way this weekend when hunters took their muzzle loaders into the woods; some in the ski industry say last week’s sale of Okemo Mountain Resort could signal a new era of ownership shifts; more…
The Department of Fish and Wildlife is funded primarily by the license
fees paid for hunting and fishing. But those activities are declining, a situation that calls into question how the department is
funded. We talk with former Fish and Wildlife commissioner Steve Wright
and Ed Gallo of the Vermont Hunters Anglers and Trappers Association.
Also, how snarls of traffic are affecting the Upper Valley, and essayist Tim Johnson
commiserates with fellow flu sufferers.
The Vermont Senate has called for a detailed inspection of the Vermont Yankee
nuclear power plant. Lawmakers
say they need the independent inspection before they vote on whether to extend the
plant’s license for another 20 years.
The Douglas Administration wants to scale back a proposed independent review of
the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant. Lawmakers
have called for the review as they prepare for a vote next year on whether to
extend the plant’s license for another 20 years.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s staff has concluded that Vermont Yankee can
extend its operating license for 20 years. NRC
spokesman Neil Sheehan says today’s report is a key milestone in whether the Vernon plant can continue operating beyond 2012.
Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff was in Vermont to approve “enhanced driver’s licenses”; Bob Kinzel explains what the new enhanced driver’s licenses look like, and how they work; Officials from the Centers for Disease Control hear from Vermonters about chloramine; Behind the scenes at the setup for tonight’s presidential debate at Dartmouth College; and commentator Howard Coffin was surprised by a World War II relic that appeared in the skies over Montpelier.