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  Burlington-area elementary school students enjoy free lunch as part of their school’s participation in a universal free school meal program. Photo courtesy of Hunger Free Vermont.   Vermont Business Magazine As families shop for last-minute ingredients to complete their Thanksgiving feasts, a recent study by the University of Vermont and Hunger Free Vermont serves as a reminder that the grocery store is a pressure point for nearly 60,000 Vermonters who are food insecure. According to Hunger...
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
The Vermont Public Transit Policy Plan (PTPP) will quantify Vermont’s transit needs, as well as recommend programmatic and policy initiatives to strengthen the statewide transit system. This plan will lay out a 10 year vision for improved transit service in Vermont and develop policies and strategies to guide the improvement of Vermont’s transit network. Visit the State of Vermont Agency of Transportation website to learn more. Complete the online interactive survey below and or attend one of...
Monday, October 22, 2018
The Center for Crime Victim Services (CCVS) is hosting a forum on Monday October 15th from 6:00pm – 7:30pm at the Brattleboro Union High School to provide an opportunity for all victims and survivors of crime, including business owners and family members, to share their experiences in the criminal justice system. Their goal is to ensure Vermont’s system is fair, accountable, and responsive to victim needs. Local stakeholders and service providers will be on hand to listen and provide support...
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Since April 2018, Chef Chris Parker from NewBrook Elementary School has been dedicating his time to provide free meals for students and adults in his community. With locally grown food, Chris is serving homemade breakfast and lunch that is available for every student in his school regardless of their income level. Chris estimates that this program can save families $30 to $40 per week on grocery bills, along with benefits such as decreasing student absentee rates and decreasing behavioral...
Friday, October 5, 2018
Brattleboro area residents are invited to share their story at the Vermont Commission on Women’s Listening Project event hosted by area Commissioners at Brooks Memorial Library on Wednesday, September 26th from 6:00 -7:30 pm.   “This an opportunity for community members to shape the work of our Commission,” said Brattleboro Commissioner, Kerry Secrest. “Brattleboro is one of three locations where we’re gathering Vermonters together. We want to listen to the real world experiences of women,...
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
United Way helps Windham County smile By Carmen Derby, Executive Director, United Way of Windham County   Here’s something to chew on — how often we use teeth to describe figuratively many of life’s experiences. For example, beginners cut their teeth on a project to get experience. To salvage a lagging effort, we put some teeth into it. We grit our teeth to get through hardship, repress anger by grinding teeth, and fight tooth and nail for something we would give our eyeteeth for.    But for...
Friday, April 27, 2018

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