This Week's Issue: Aging Prisoners, Woodstoves and Public TV Trouble
A new issue of Seven Days hits the newsstands today. Here's what you'll find inside:
- This week's cover story: Grey is the New Orange. Vermont's elderly prison population is a rapidly growing group, straining the state's correctional facilities.
- New details have been revealed in the case of the mentally ill man who was fatally shot by Burlington police last year. Documents say the cops knew they were dealing with a "mental-health issue" but didn't know Brunette's name before he was shot to death.
- A ski area sans chairlifts? Backcountry skiers are organizing to encourage more institutional support for off-piste winter sports.
- Current weather is a prime reason to fire up the woodstove — but are wood heaters polluting Vermont's air?
- In Fair Game: Vermont Public Television faces a staff revolt and the potential loss of federal funds due to allegations against its board. Plus, T.J. Donovan opts out of a potential primary rematch with Attorney General Bill Sorrell, and state Sen. Peter Galbraith raises a ruckus over health care funding.
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Cover photo by Tom McNeill