Last call for Montpelier landmark

The Thrush Tavern, a Montpelier institution known as much for its burgers as being a watering hole for state lawmakers, has closed after 36 years in business.

Morning Newscast: September 11, 2008

Here are the top stories at 7:30 a.m.: Vermont will expand eligibility for Food Stamp assistance as state officials plan for what they say could be a difficult winter; Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gaye Symington has unveiled a plan to get more Vermont students to attend college; Renovations to transform Vermont’s Northwest State Correctional Facility into a prison for women are under way…