Vermont’s Congressional Delegation – Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Congressman Peter Welch (D-Vt.) – this week announced the nominations of 29 Vermont high school students for appointments to the U.S. Service Academies. Vermonters nominated by members of the Delegation include applicants to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Air Force Academy and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. Congressional nominations are required for applications to the prestigious academy programs. Students offered appointments will receive full scholarships and can graduate as commissioned officers in the military. Read more
The recession, which has lingered for more than three years, has forced many cash-strapped Vermonters to stop by the People’s Pantry in northern Franklin County to stock up on supplies to help keep their families fed. Joyce Ely, 64, and Priscilla Greenia, 62, (from left to right) both from Highgate Center, Vt., volunteer for the food pantry.