Quaint storefronts along Main streets, covered bridges over clear streams, cows from dairy farms dotting green valleys: Across the state, these are the iconic images of Vermont.
But beyond its pastoral beauty, this is a place that prides itself on its independent spirit.
Plus, Vermont’s inhabitants are fiercely proud of how their state is rebuilding itself after Tropical Storm Irene left it ravaged.
This is truly a place where individual communities are self determining, where geographic isolation has forced people to get creative, and take their town’s destiny into their own hands.
We’ll hear a range of stories of the way Vermont’s ‘small town state’ identity manifests.