We look at what tools are at the disposal of Vermont’s downtowns and village centers and the challenges they’re facing. Also, we get some insight into the controversy over Greg Mortenson’s work in Afghanistan. Plus, we hear about Poultney’s audio walking and driving tours.
A motorcade carried
the body of Cpl. Ian Muller, of North Danville, from the Burlington International Airport to St. Johnsbury, along
roads lined with people paying their respects. The 22 year old was killed in combat last week in Afghanistan’s Helmand Province.
There are 180 members of the Vermont Legislature, and only 7 of them
represent the Progressive Party. But despite their small caucus, the
Progressives want to make an impact on how the state closes the $176
million budget deficit.
Many of the 1,500 Vermont Guard soldiers who were deployed to Afghanistan earlier this year are returning to Vermont this week. Adjutant General Michael
Dubie says they’re already receiving support to readjust to civilian life.
A lengthy, large-scale deployment of Vermont National Guard troops is nearing its conclusion, and Adjutant General Michael Dubie discusses the mission and the aftermath of the soldiers’ service in Afghanistan.