was one of 13 communities that Tropical Storm Irene’s floodwaters completely
disconnected from the rest of the state in August. Since
then, the Addison County town has been reconnected physically. But
Granville still faces a gaping digital divide.
schools across Vermont the end of the school day is the time when students flip open their cell
phones to check emails and text friends. Because
cell phone use and technology in general has become such a big part of
teenagers’ lives – many schools are educating students early on how to use it
Personal use of the Internet creeps into the workday, often unnoticed. But how does it affect productivity, and how can businesses ensure that employees are putting the company’s best face forward online? Plus, an event called Bellfest celebrates the work of UVM entomologists Ross and Joyce Bell.
more Vermonters have computers now than in the past, but many of them don’t
have high-speed access to the Internet. The
Center for Rural Studies at the University of Vermont has completed its annual Vermonter Poll and begun to release the
Governor Jim Douglas has
pledged to make Vermont an e-state by the end of 2010. Bruce Edwards is business reporter for the
Rutland Herald. He spoke with VPR’s Jane
Lindholm about whether we’re on track to
reach that goal and what it will take.