Summer can be a time of abundance, with gardens and farm fields brimming with fresh vegetables. But experts say that, for children, hunger knows no season. Also, an update on efforts to revamp rail service in parts of Vermont, and puppetry program helps children deal with difficult issues.
New congress considers health care for children; Vt. Foodbank meets increased demand; Forensics lab says it can’t handle expected workload under proposed new law; Two counties declared disaster areas from December ice storm; Cold snap hits northeast; and commentator Mike Martin on Presidential places.
Advocacy groups urge postponement of state budget cuts; Wind project may harm black bears; Several thousand still without electricity following ice storm; The Vermont Foodbank faces a crisis; and commentator Dennis Delaney on mentoring felons.
A bleak economic forecast for Vermont; New rules needed for
large-scale compost operations; Vermont State Representative Jim Hutchinson has
died; Vermont Castings has a new owner; The Vermont Food Bank is going into
farming; and commentator Ruth Page says the summer rains come with a silver
The Vermont Foodbank has taken on the operations of a
Lamoille County organization that takes excess food from farms and distributes
it to food shelves; Vermont has one of the lowest foreclosure rates in the
country because lenders have avoided some of the problems that have affected
other states; more…
Department of Health and Human Services is reporting that more households are
receiving food stamps that at any other time in recent years.
attributed to rising food prices and an unstable economy.