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Small group discussions are a big part of this day-long conference on Vermont connectivity. We just finished our second session. There are 9 of us in my group. It's a pretty diverse crowd. The youngest is in high school, the oldest is 76. We represent business, academia, the media and nonprofits.

During the first session, we talked about our communities — the ones we were part of growing up, and the ones we're part of now. We talked about how they're organized. Most of us said our communities focused around churches, schools or jobs.

In the second session, we brainstormed the opportunities and the challenges facing Vermont as it becomes a fully connected eState. We listed both, then voted on which we felt were most important.

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Deputy publisher Cathy Resmer is an organizer of the Vermont Tech Jam. She also oversees Seven Days' parenting publication, Kids VT, and created the Good Citizen Challenge, a youth civics initiative. Resmer began her career at Seven Days as a freelance writer in 2001. Hired as a staff writer in 2005, she became... more

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