Steve Zind http://nhpr.org en Program Helps Lawyers Set Up Shop In Underserved Areas http://nhpr.org/post/program-helps-lawyers-set-shop-underserved-areas Imagine you’re fresh out of law school. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:53:12 +0000 Steve Zind 52420 at http://nhpr.org Program Helps Lawyers Set Up Shop In Underserved Areas Vermont Towns Are Models For National Flood Planning http://nhpr.org/post/vermont-towns-are-models-national-flood-planning <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 22px;">The lessons of Tropical Storm Irene in Vermont have been incorporated into a new report designed to assist communities across the nation.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 22px;">The federal Environmental Protection Agency says the report offers a more comprehensive approach to mitigating the effects of flooding.</span></p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 17:53:49 +0000 Steve Zind 51603 at http://nhpr.org Vermont Towns Are Models For National Flood Planning The Weather Is Fine For Farming http://nhpr.org/post/weather-fine-farming <a href="http://digital.vpr.net/post/rain-creates-many-problems-farmers">Last year at this time</a> farm fields were soggy from rain. The bad weather hit dairy farms at a time when expenses outstripped income and it caused vegetable farmers to lose entire crops. Wed, 25 Jun 2014 20:37:50 +0000 Steve Zind 50857 at http://nhpr.org The Weather Is Fine For Farming Vermont Farmers Markets Level Off In Number Despite Grower Waiting Lists http://nhpr.org/post/vermont-farmers-markets-level-number-despite-grower-waiting-lists <p><span style="color: rgb(59, 59, 59); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">In the past several decades, farmers markets have developed into a significant source of sales of Vermont agricultural products, driven by increasing demand for local food.</span></p><p style="color: rgb(59, 59, 59); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">Winter markets and even virtual farmers markets are one sign of success.</p><p style="color: rgb(59, 59, 59); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">In recent years, though, the number of summer and winter markets has leveled out.</p> Wed, 28 May 2014 20:46:00 +0000 Steve Zind 49301 at http://nhpr.org Vermont Farmers Markets Level Off In Number Despite Grower Waiting Lists Vermont To Issue Fewer Moose Permits To Boost Numbers http://nhpr.org/post/vermont-issue-fewer-moose-permits-boost-numbers <p>Vermont's Fish and Wildlife board has given preliminary approval for 285 regular season permits and 50 archery permits this year. The regular season number is a 20 percent reduction from 2013.</p><p><a href="http://digital.vpr.net/post/state-issue-fewer-moose-permits-boost-numbers" target="_blank">Read or listen to Steve Zind's report on Vermont Public Radio's website. </a></p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 21:41:02 +0000 Steve Zind 44593 at http://nhpr.org In Vermont, A Network Of Help For Opiate-Addicted Mothers http://nhpr.org/post/vermont-network-help-opiate-addicted-mothers It came as a surprise to many people when Vermont's governor recently devoted his entire 2014 <a href="http://governor.vermont.gov/newsroom-state-of-state-speech-2013">State of the State address</a> to what he called a "full-blown heroin crisis."<p>While it may not fit Vermont's bucolic image, the state's addiction problem has long been acknowledged. And as the state has expanded treatment, it's also been coming to grips with one of the most difficult and emotional aspects of the issue: addicted mothers.<p>Between 2005 and 2010, the number of babies with symptoms of opioid exposure tripled. Wed, 29 Jan 2014 21:20:00 +0000 Steve Zind 42591 at http://nhpr.org In Vermont, A Network Of Help For Opiate-Addicted Mothers Two Years Later, Irene Haunts Vermonters http://nhpr.org/post/two-years-later-irene-haunts-vermonters Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>Now, just as fires are a fact of life in the West, hurricanes smash into the Southeast every summer. But New England is something of a stranger to summer disasters, which is why it was huge news two years ago today when Irene hit Vermont. That tropical storm displaced 1,400 families.<p>Vermont Public Radio's Steve Zind has the story.<p>(SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC)<p>STEVE ZIND, BYLINE: It is an article of faith among Vermonters that the Irene recovery effort is something to be celebrated, as it was with a parade last weekend in the town of Newfane. Wed, 28 Aug 2013 08:59:00 +0000 Steve Zind 33947 at http://nhpr.org For Rural Towns, Postal Service Cuts Could Mean A Loss Of Identity http://nhpr.org/post/rural-towns-postal-service-cuts-are-loss-identity In rural Vermont, the <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/02/06/171264853/reports-postal-service-will-move-to-halt-saturday-mail" target="_blank">U.S. Postal Service decision</a> to discontinue Saturday letter delivery is yet another blow to an institution that's long been a fixture of village life.<p>Last year, the U.S. Postal Service abandoned plans to close thousands of small post offices, opting instead to cut hours. Sat, 09 Feb 2013 10:09:00 +0000 Steve Zind 21648 at http://nhpr.org For Rural Towns, Postal Service Cuts Could Mean A Loss Of Identity