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News Briefs
February 8, 2017

Lakes Region News Briefs

Lakes Region benefiting from improved broadband FairPoint Communications recently announced the completion of broadband expansion projects in Poultney, Wells, and West Pawlet, plus 17 other Vermont towns. To Beth Fastiggi, state president for Vermont at FairPoint, the project completion brings greater productivity, business competition “past…

Local News
May 11, 2016

Senator Patrick Leahy visits Vermont Foodbank

Draws awareness to BackPack Program to fight hunger RUTLAND—Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) visited the Rutland distribution center of the Vermont Foodbank Sunday, May 3, touring the facility and meeting with volunteers. During the Leahy visit volunteers in Rutland were packing backpacks full of food for…

Annual conference addresses root causes of poverty
Local News
May 11, 2016

Annual conference addresses root causes of poverty

By Christopher Biddle KILLINGTON — Addressing the root causes of poverty and hunger was the primary focus of the 2016 Hunger Action Conference, organized by the Vermont Food Bank and hosted by the Killington Grand Hotel on Friday, May 6. The conference attracted just under…