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Take Out the Papers and the Trash:

12/13/12 12:00PM By Jane Lindholm
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AP/Toby Talbot
A trash hauler drives to the Moretown landfill on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012 in Montpelier, Vt.


Horrendous stench. That's how neighbors of the Moretown landfill describe the odor that has been wafting onto their property. Officials at the Agency of Natural Resources have given the landfill owners an ultimatum: clean up, or shut down.

The Moretown site is one of only two landfills in the state. Justin Johnson, the Deputy Secretary of the Agency of Natural Resources, and Tony Klein, chair of the House Natural Resources Committee, discuss how the state deals with its solid waste, and what will happen to the Moretown landfill.

Post your questions or comments about the solid waste disposal or email them to vermontedition@vpr.net.

Also, the holidays can be hard for people who are in prison. At the Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility in South Burlington a few laughs can help ease the tension. We listen in on a comedy class with standup comedian Josie Leavitt that teaches writing and coping skills to incarcerated women.

And, we'll hear a profile of Burlington Songwriter Maryse Smith and her band.



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