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NEFA is a group of fiddlers, music-lovers and other musicians who attend meets to dance and socialize. For more than 50 years, NEFA has held a monthly meet on the first Sunday of every months in northern Vermont towns. Holding the meet in Bellows Falls ...
Four candidates, two incumbent Republicans and two Democratic newcomers to state politics, are competing for election in the two-seat Orleans-2 House District.

DUXBURY, Vt. - A man accused of driving the wrong way Saturday on a Vermont interstate, crashing into a car and killing five high school students, is facing trial on an unrelated domestic assault charge, prosecutors said Monday.
As did so many central Vermont towns, Rochester had major damage from Irene, and work by the state has helped make us whole again.
... sidewalks are a strong investment. Gov. Peter Shumlin said in a statement the projects can draw visitors to Vermont towns and "help improve Vermonter's health by providing safe infrastructure for commuting and recreating." patrick.mcardle ...
"Vermont villages tend to be smaller than western counterparts. smugglers' Notch Resort is as an example of a village having a smaller retail/commercial center, with residences clustered around the mountain and village core but offering many amenities ...

Once a bustling mill town, Bethel faces the challenges of many small Vermont towns with empty storefronts that fail to draw crowds and inspire community.
Could millions of dollars get voters in two Vermont towns to sign on to a massive wind development? Some are calling it a bribe and others say it's exactly what a chunk of southern Vermont needs.
On Tuesday, Burger pointed out instances in which he said Orford could have been overcharged, including a recent change in funding allocations for pre-K students.
Sacca is leading the Alliance for Vermont Communities, a group formed to oppose David Hall's vision to redevelop 5,000 acres and quadruple the population of the four rural Vermont towns. "I am very concerned about scale," said Sen. Dick McCormack ...
But like many small Vermont towns, Bethel continues to struggle with long-term problems: aging buildings, empty storefronts, and little municipal capacity for planning and development work.
Sometimes there are quirky local circumstances that Act 46 couldn't possibly have anticipated, as in the case of a hoped-for merger between the administrative structures of four school districts in the two Vermont towns of Bradford and Newbury ...
The community came out really stronger after Irene, but there are still vacant businesses on Main Street, which all Vermont towns face." Stone, along with Bethel residents Lisa Warhol and Julie Hinman, solicited town residents through social media ...
This year the VCRD celebrates the fact that we have provided six-month-long Community Visit processes to over 50 Vermont towns. We never approach a community as the outside experts who "know what's good for you." We believe in the power of local ...
The council ran the e-Vermont Community Broadband Project, which helped Municipalities use websites to their full potential, and the Vermont Digital economy Project, which brought Front Porch Forum to all Vermont towns, and websites to more than 40 ...
Construction is underway on an $80 million wind power project in the southern Vermont towns of. READSBORO, Vt. (AP) - Construction is underway on an $80 million wind power project in the southern Vermont towns of Searsburg and Readsboro.
Editor's note: This commentary is by Mark Whitworth, the president of Energize Vermont, a statewide nonprofit organization that promotes sensible energy policies for Vermont.

In Rutland, Vermont, Mike Kalil is in the eye of the storm over resettling Syrian refugees. He has lived quietly for 16 years in the proud town that once was called the Marble City when its quarries were hopping but now contends with drugs and crime ...
For most Vermont towns, digital security comes down to a ballot-counting optical scanner known as the AccuVote-OS. The unit, formerly made by Premier/Diebold, is now owned by Dominion Voting Systems.
They are proposing destructive projects that Vermont towns don't want and Vermont's utilities don't need. It is time to send them packing.
Participants included over 5,000 players from Vermont municipalities, state agencies, federal agencies, the military, and other organizations.
A Vermont town had hoped to bring home Kevin Bacon for its third annual Baconfest, but the actor said Monday he can't make it.
On Dec. 10, 2015, Fire Chief Chris Davis of Charlotte highlighted 17 substantial issues related to public safety that arose from Vermont Rail's inaccurate claims included miscounting and mislabeling potentially hazardous materials.
On Dec. 10, 2015, Fire Chief Chris Davis of Charlotte highlighted 17 substantial issues related to public safety that arose from Vermont Rail's inaccurate claims included miscounting and mislabeling potentially hazardous materials.
Iberdrola Renewables wants to build Vermont's largest commercial wind project in the southern Vermont towns of Grafton and Windham.
The Vermont Brewers Association (vermontbrewers.com) makes it all easy and fun. Their website (and across social media) offers up a dozen "beer trails" to take, winding you up country routes or through classic Vermont towns (and even a city) with ...
Presenters included Ethan Swift, who explained how Vermont towns have historically been built in flood-prone areas, spoke about building flood resiliency and river corridor protection within towns, and gave examples from Brandon and Middlebury.
One is reminded of the wealth of information available in the 1870s Beers atlases which had informative maps of most Vermont villages and towns. Still, the view-artist had to roam the city streets with a sketch pad to depict individual buildings on ...
One is reminded of the wealth of information available in the 1870s Beers atlases which had informative maps of most Vermont villages and towns. Still, the view-artist had to roam the city streets with a sketch pad to depict individual buildings on ...
This year, Danaher and about 12 volunteers tied teal ribbons around six Vermont towns: Richmond, Hinesburg, Bristol, Essex, Waterbury, and Charlotte.
The project's other three dams to be removed are located in the southern Vermont towns of Wilmington and Dummerston and in East Burke in the Northeast Kingdom.
NORTHFIELD, Vt. (AP) - A Vermont town has won a grant to set up a drug collection box in the community. Northfield police Chief James Dziobek (ZIE-bek) says the CVS pharmacy awarded the town a grant to set up the collection unit, which is located in ...
Budget pressures and lack of revenue prompted many Vermont towns to cede ownership of their air fields to the state, relieving them from funding and giving the state more direct oversight regarding air strip safety and conditions.
Many of Vermont's towns and cities were founded along the banks of streams. Streams and rivers cross property and political boundaries without a thought, connecting us to each other from our towns to our state, our nation and beyond.
It can either do this through general state law applicable to all Vermont municipalities or Stowe's charter, which is applicable only to the town of Stowe.
Dozens of bridges and 500 miles of state highways were torn apart. Utility poles and the electrical and telephone lines that hung from them disappeared in some Vermont towns, scoured clean by a torrent of water. Thousands of homes, businesses, and ...
As a citizen of Irasburg, in the heart of the Northeast Kingdom, I've seen the impact of policies and decisions made in Montpelier on almost every aspect of life in Vermont towns. The heavy hand of state government on our local communities is what made ...
Five years ago: National Guard helicopters rushed food and water to a dozen cut-off Vermont towns after the rainy remnants of Hurricane Irene washed out roads and bridges in a deluge that had taken many people in the landlocked New England state by ...
Five years ago: National Guard helicopters rushed food and water to a dozen cut-off Vermont towns after the rainy remnants of Hurricane Irene washed out roads and bridges in a deluge that had taken many people in the landlocked New England state by ...
Five years ago: National Guard helicopters rushed food and water to a dozen cut-off Vermont towns after the rainy remnants of Hurricane Irene washed out roads and bridges in a deluge that had taken many people in the landlocked New England state by ...
Asa Hopkins, director of planning and energy resources at the Department of Public Service, addresses a crowd Tuesday morning in Montpelier at a public forum on energy-planning standards.
Five years ago: National Guard helicopters rushed food and water to a dozen cut-off Vermont towns after the rainy remnants of Hurricane Irene washed out roads and bridges in a deluge that had taken many people in the landlocked New England state by ...
In 2011, National Guard helicopters rushed food and water to a dozen cut-off Vermont towns after the rainy remnants of Hurricane Irene washed out roads and bridges.
ROCHESTER - One of the Vermont towns hit hardest by flooding from Tropical Storm Irene plans to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the storm with a community picnic and unveiling of a sculpture.
"We have been called the "Festival Town" by other Vermont towns," indicated Matt Harrington, Executive Director of the Bennington Area Chamber.
Stefan Hard / Staff Photo Fans and plastic are deployed on the floor of the basement Tuesday at Trinity United Methodist Church in Montpelier in cleanup efforts following a municipal water and sewage system overflow that affected the basement during a ...
Vermont's villages and downtowns are unique historic, economic and cultural assets. The state's long-term economic development strategy is to support reinvestment and growth in and around Vermont's historic centers - however, many are near rivers or ...
Vermont Public Radio reports (http://bit.ly/2bKZDFX ) officials at Spanish energy company Iberdrola Renewables had hoped the two Vermont towns would vote on the 96.6-megawatt project on election Day this November. Instead, the Grafton Select Board ...
Windham Selectboard has authorized a Nov. 8 Australian Ballot vote to determine whether residents support construction of the 28-turbine Stiles Brook Wind Project, which would be the state's largest wind power site.
Windham Selectboard has authorized a November 8 Australian Ballot vote to determine whether residents support construction of the 28-turbine Stiles Brook Wind Project, which would be the state's largest wind power site.


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