People who live along our border with Canada are among those whose daily
lives have been affected by increased security in the post 9/11 era. The first story in our series Life After 9/11 looks at how visiting our ‘neighbors to the north’ has changed in the past
Lake Champlain, hot weather and pollution have triggered blooms of
toxic blue-green algae. The blooms are a near-annual event. But this year, they’ve
reached dangerous levels in Missisquoi Bay. The state Health Department says pets and people
should stay out of the affected water. And a town in Quebec that uses the bay for its water supply says the water
is no longer safe to drink.
Abenaki scholar Fred Wiseman discusses the role Native Americans played in Lake Champlain’s discovery. Also, Burlington Free Press reporter Candy Page on hydro power, and we travel to Westminster for a town postcard.
A first-of-its-kind auction is under way today in the Northeast; new school test results show that Vermont students are not scoring well in science; despite legal challenges in other towns, Swanton has adopted restrictions on where sex offenders can live.
Several hundred people traveled to the Statehouse yesterday and asked lawmakers to crack down on repeat drunk drivers.
The group was motivated by the death of a Swanton
teenager last November. The student was killed by a car that was traveling the
wrong way on Interstate 89.
The driver was a repeat DUI offender, and he’s been
charged with being drunk in this case.