The farm to to-table movement has some ardent supporters across the country, and particularly in this region. We talk with nationally renowned chef Dan Barber and with Tristan Toleno, chef of the Riverview Cafe in Brattleboro, about the role of restuarants in a local food economy.
A broadband communications network could be available to residents of central
and eastern Vermont by the end of next year.
the word from organizers of an initiative known as East Central Vermont
Community Fiber Network.
More than 20 towns in eastern and central Vermont are looking to create a new broadband communications
effort is being led by a non-profit group that hopes to connect the communities
with fiber-optic service for phone, Internet and cable TV. Towns
will consider the proposal on Town Meeting Day.
The Douglas Administration says regulators should reject FairPoint Communications’ bid to buy Verizon’s phone business unless strict conditions are met.
The Department of Public Service says Fairpoint has to agree to improve service quality and expand its broadband network.
State officials are encouraging Vermonters who have “advance directives” to put them in an online registry; a student from Rutland has won a college scholarship for her ideas about kitchen technology of the future; one of the issues that will be debated in the federal farm bill this fall is a national tracking program designed to protect consumers from the spread of animal disease; an agency that advises Congress says the U.S. Department of Agriculture should figure out a way to integrate state programs to keep costs down and focus on animals that pose serious risks.