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Connecting All Of Vermont By 2013

02/15/11 12:00PM By Jane Lindholm
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Michael McCarty tries to connect to the internet at his home in East Montpelier.
In his inaugural address, Governor Peter Shumlin announced a new initiative called ConnectVT. The goal: to extend broadband and cell phone coverage to all corners of the state by 2013. We talk to Karen Marshall, the woman who has been tasked with making that happen.

 

Plus, Middlebury writer Phoebe Stone has just published a new young-adult novel, "The Romeo and Juliet Code."  Set in 1941, eleven year-old Felicity Bathburn Budwig has just left the only home she's ever known in London and been left by her glamorous parents with relatives in coastal Maine.  The book contains mystery, code-cracking, spy-stuff, and a first crush.  Vermont Edition host Jane Lindholm learned more about the book--and Phoebe Stone's young fans--at a book signing in Middlebury.

 

And we pay a visit to a business innovation conference in Woodstock, where participants are learning to use their imaginations to better compete in the global marketplace.

 

 

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