you’ve got the Green Mountains, copious lakes and 251
cities and towns to wander through. In bordering states, there are the
Berkshires, Adirondacks and the White
Mountains. And to the north, the Eastern
Townships and Montreal
await. In a time of higher gas prices and the lingering effects of the Great
Recession, localized vacations or staycations remain popular.
Travel writer Rachel Carter provides ideas of great spots
nearby, author Bethany Dunbar touts the enjoyment of touring the culinary
offerings of the Northeast Kingdom and 251 Club of Vermont President Sandy
Levesque explains why people set out on the quest to visit all of Vermont’s
cities and towns.
Also in the program, the Burlington Police Department’s response to
protestors last weekend is still under scrutiny. The Vermont Community
Law Center has requested information from police on the actions they
took against protesters at the conference of northeastern governors and
eastern Canadian premiers. We talk with Jared Carter, managing attorney
at the Vermont Community Law Center, about concerns that police action
was disproportionate to the circumstances, and that the incident may
have a chilling effect on public protest in the future.