Environment Reporter, Burlington Free Press
I'm an environmental journalist covering Lake Champlain, the Green Mountains and environmental policy in Vermont
vtdigger.org — In This State is a syndicated weekly column about Vermont's innovators, people, ideas and places. Details are at maplecornermedia. Candace Page is a Burlington freelance writer. In the late 1830s, a slave named Simon escaped his Maryland master and fled to southwestern Pennsylvania.
burlingtonfreepress.com — You will not find a more urban Vermonter than I, raised inside the city limits of Burlington, settled for the last 30 years on a city street as close-packed as a rugby scrum. So why has rhubarb, that plant of farmyards and rural kitchens, burgeoned in the backyard of every home I've occupied?
burlingtonfreepress.com — Beavers had been at work. Saplings criss-crossed the ground like pickup sticks. Our hiking trail ran to the beaver pond's outlet ... and disappeared. We crashed around the pond for nearly an hour, searching for our way. It was late May, deep in the jumble of mountains that rise like a wall on Chittenden County's eastern boundary.
burlingtonfreepress.com — Sweet Rowen Farm is a quintessential 21st century Vermont farm story: An eager young food producer bringing new life to an abandoned barn, struggling with unexpected setbacks but feeling his way toward a market niche that promises to produce a living for the owner along with high quality food for localvores.
Selection of Vermont Guard base for F-35 jets was based on flawed data, raising questions of political influencebostonglobe.com — SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. - The Air Force says it carefully sorted through 83 military bases around the country before deciding where to assign a coveted prize, the first Air National Guard squadron of F-35s, the next fighter jet in America's arsenal.
vtdigger.org — Editor's note: This article is by Robin Smith, staff writer at the Calendonian-Record, where it was first published Friday, April 4, 2013. BARTON - Vermont Electric Cooperative will oppose any large new wind project in northern Vermont, including Seneca Mountain Wind, CEO David Hallquist says.
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