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The White River Solid Waste Alliance represents the Vermont towns of Barnard, Bethel, Granville, Hancock, Pittsfield, Rochester, Royalton and Stockbridge. As a member of NRRA, all schools within the alliance are eligible for free membership in NRRA's School Recycling Club and receive discounted programming. Vermont students
With funding support from the U.S Forest Service, the Vermont Urban and Community Forestry Program is helping provide technical community planning assistance to 10 Vermont towns to address issues and opportunities in the use and stewardship of town forests. Three towns in the Upper Valley ... Tool

Trillions of dollars of assets will lose their value as climate change accelerates. We would be wise to manage this transition using a little environmental intelligence. At town meeting last month, 35 Vermont towns voted overwhelmingly in favor of resolutions seeking climate solutions. They urged the State ...
I talked to several small Vermont towns. In one, their 20 percent self-pay amounted to approximately $70,000. This doesn't sound too bad until you realize it's 6 percent of the town's entire budget and only covers a small fraction of the road work required. That $70,000 is almost four times the town's grants to ...
On April 1st downtown Randolph will turn into a village-wide anthology of poetry as PoemTown Randolph kicks off its fifth annual celebration of National Poetry Month. Posters of more than one hundred selected poems from 71 poets representing 50 Vermont towns from Bennington to Grand Isle will be on ...
An invasive pest that's killed hundreds of millions of ash trees in North America has been found in three more Vermont towns since it was first discovered in the state last month. Vermont Agriculture Secretary Anson Tebbetts reported Monday the emerald ash borer has been discovered in Barre, Groton and ...

PAWLET, Vt. (AP) — Two Rutland County towns have received historic preservation grants from Vermont's community development agency. The Rutland Herald reports the state Division for Historic Preservation recently awarded Pawlet an $8,500 grant and Sudbury a $4,020 grant. Pawlet will use its grant ...
On Town Meeting Day, Vermont residents from 35 towns voted overwhelmingly in favor of resolutions seeking climate solutions. The exact wording of each resolution varied, but all the resolutions acknowledged the severity of climate change, urged the State of Vermont to meet its goals for 90 percent ...
Parts of Vermont's Bennington and Windham Counties have bragging rights following the latest nor'easter, after they tallied the most snow of any place in New England. Keith Sprague of Searsburg measured roughly three feet of snow at his property, though portions of his place had snow that was more ...
Parts of Vermont's Bennington and Windham Counties have bragging rights following the latest nor'easter, after they tallied the most snow of any place in New England. Keith Sprague of Searsburg measured roughly three feet of snow at his property, though portions of his place had snow that was more ...
BERLIN, Vt. (AP) Twelve Vermont towns have agreed to form a new communications district that will bring high-speed internet services to the communities via fiber optic cables. Central Vermont Internet will bring publicly run high-speed interest to the member towns. The proposal to create the ...
Twelve towns voted on Town Meeting Day to create Central Vermont Internet, a community fiber optic internet provider that could be up and running by 2020. The next step is forming the board and securing funding to make it happen. “I was really encouraged both by the reception I got at the town meeting ...
Royalton – ECFiber today announced the launch of a new project which will bring ECFiber's fast Internet service to many residents of Woodstock this year. The project is intended to connect the northern part of the ECFiber network (Barnard, Pomfret, Bethel, and beyond) to the southern part of the network ...
How sustainable is the idea of a community-wide gathering to discuss and decide town issues? It's something Vermont is grappling with as residents across the state participate in today's Town Meeting Day tradition. Town Meeting Day has been a tradition in Vermont since the 1760's. It's a time when ...
The smoke and smell waft down the street, causing another neighbor to complain. Should local police have authority to ticket the smokers? A bill under consideration in the House of Representatives would allow Vermont cities and towns to classify marijuana odor as a "public nuisance," a ticketable offense.
Vermont – As progress has stalled at the federal level and there is very little action from Vermont Governor Phil Scott in creating solutions to combat greenhouse gas emissions, Vermont residents are moving to address climate change at the local level. This year on Town Meeting Day, residents in 36 towns ...
Vermont towns typically hold the annual meeting on the first Tuesday in March. Dover residents will consider expanding prekindergarten to full ... But residents will vote for town officers and school directors like other Vermont towns on March 6. They also will be asked by ballot whether to adopt an advisory ...

Officials in two Vermont towns hit by ice-jam flooding last month are preparing for another round of rising water levels over the next few days. Both Swanton and Johnson, Vermont were impacted by flooding when temperatures rose and fell dramatically in mid-January, and now the National Weather Service ...
From top left, clockwise: "Love" signs on a pole in Plainfield; stairs leading down to Lake Willoughby's clothing-optional Southwest Cove; Bill Gottesman shows how to use a printed sundial; a peak at Stowe Mountain Resort, which Vail purchased this year. Amy Kolb Noyes / ...
CHARLESTON, Vt. (WCAX) Mailbox vandals have hit five Vermont towns in two days. Vermont State Police got calls from people in Holland, Morgan and Charleston Friday, saying mailboxes were vandalized or missing altogether. Saturday, they say the same thing happened in Newark, Brighton and ...
bridge Vermont's municipalities are responsible for the repair of their own bridges. File photo by Kristopher Radder/Brattleboro Reformer. If Vermont municipalities seem slow to repair their bridges, a report by the Office of the Vermont State Auditor says it may be a failure to communicate on the part of ...
Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune David Hall at his office in Provo, Tuesday June 14, 2016. Nearly 150 scientists and engineers are working for Hall intent on solving technical and social challenges for building a futuristic enclave modeled on Joseph Smith's Plat of the City of Zion. Research focuses on ...
Also to be decided during annual elections are whether Pownal should eliminate its elected town clerk position in favor of one appointed by the Select Board, and a nonbinding referendum calling for stronger local action to reduce the effects of climate change that about 30 Vermont towns will consider.
POWNAL — As have other small Vermont towns, Pownal finds itself struggling to work around an office overseen by an elected official no longer capable of doing the job. The prolonged ill-health of Town Clerk Karen Burrington and years of overdue license fee payments to the state have prompted a March ...
Wilson was better known for his capable doctoring and his knowledge of the world, which must have far outstripped that of most residents in the small Vermont towns he called home. With effort, Wilson could be drawn into conversations in which he would talk evocatively of the British countryside. Apart from ...
In interviews, Kevin Christopher, president of Vermont Access Network and executive director of Colchester-based Lake Champlain Access Television, and Rob Chapman, executive director of the ORCA Media system serving Montpelier and other central Vermont towns, said the changes they sought were ...
Average wages are about 25 percent below the Vermont average, and Bennington ranks 188th among 282 Vermont towns in household income. These factors and others “certainly drive the demand for housing that is affordable,” she said, especially for those who might be working two jobs or who are ...
In 2012, business records showed Pomerleau family properties in 18 Vermont towns and three northern New York communities. Pomerleau also became known for his charitable giving. For more than 30 years, he sponsored a Christmas party for hundreds of low-income Burlington children. He donated $1 ...
Business records from 2012 show family properties in 18 Vermont towns and three northern New York communities. Pomerleau was known for his charitable giving. For more than 30 years, he sponsored a Christmas party for hundreds of low-income Burlington children. He donated $1 million to recovery ...
It's unclear whether Vermont municipalities will be able to further regulate home-grown marijuana. Barre Mayor Thomas Lauzon, for example, has said he wants to require marijuana growers to be licensed, citing safety concerns such as fire risk from grow lights. Nothing in the new law specifically authorizes ...
Vermont Reads, which selects a book for all Vermonters to read and discuss, and gives grants to provide books, supporting materials and logistical assistance to encourage towns to participate, is one of the humanities council's most popular programs. More than 200 Vermont towns have taken part over the ...
Police officers in Vermont's cities are also ill-prepared to deal with a growing mental health crisis, said Lauzon. ... Vermont's cities are its economic hubs, the mayors said, but they need the state's help, in the form of tax credits and support in providing affordable housing, to stay competitive. "Let's be really ...
In this Dec. 11, 2017 photo, a student walks toward the Rochester School in Rochester, Vt. The middle-high school is slated to close at the end of the 2018 school year, as Rochester is among some small rural communities struggling to keep schools open in the face of dropping enrollment, rising costs and ...
After a wild temperature swing, along with rain and snow, downtown Johnson flooded on Saturday. Courtesy Dan Noyes. Listen. Listening... /. 4:50. Residents around the region are recovering after ice jams clogged some rivers and caused flooding over the weekend. The ice jams resulted from a wild ...
Residents in 30 towns across Vermont from Arlington to Williston are petitioning in their communities to put climate change on the Town Meeting Day agendas and ballots. The full list of towns includes: Arlington, Bennington, Brattleboro, Cornwall, Dorset, Dummerston, Duxbury, East Montpelier, Essex ...
"I was in Stowe, and I was working with Stowe Electric and the Town of Stowe, and there were significant trees that blew down. (There was) tons and tons of debris," said VTrans employee Jim Cota, recalling October's destructive wind storm. "I'm the district project manager, and one of my duties is to assist ...
For most Americans, and probably most Vermonters, their house is their most valuable asset. Home equity is a useful source of credit and helps people get favorable interest rates when they are buying a car or financing credit card debt. Most importantly, many people count on their housing equity to help ...
For most Americans, and probably most Vermonters, their house is their most valuable asset. Home equity is a useful source of credit and helps people get favorable interest rates when they are buying a car or financing credit card debt. Most importantly, many people count on their housing equity to help ...
GEORGIA, Vt. (AP) — The Georgia Mountain wind farm project in the Vermont towns of Georgia and Milton has a new owner. Last month Greenbacker Renewable Energy, based in New York, bought the four-turbine, 10-megawatt Georgia Mountain Community Wind for $25.1 million. The company says it ...
Vermont's Georgia Mountain Wind System Has New Owner. The Georgia Mountain wind farm project in the Vermont towns of Georgia and Milton has a new owner. Jan. 2, 2018, at 3:12 p.m.. Vermont's Georgia Mountain Wind System Has New Owner ...
From top left, clockwise: "Love" signs on a pole in Plainfield; stairs leading down to Lake Willoughby's clothing-optional Southwest Cove; Bill Gottesman shows how to use a printed sundial; a peak at Stowe Mountain Resort, which Vail purchased this year. Amy Kolb Noyes / VPR ...
More than 200 Vermont towns have taken part in the 16 years of this program. ... Although the tenor of our national politics and dialogue around these issues has deteriorated, Vermont towns which are successful in receiving a VHC award can use this opportunity to return to civil conversation about these ...
Seven of the Vermont towns with the highest median household incomes in 2016 are in Chittenden County. Eleven are in the top 31 towns in the state. That's a pretty high ranking out of the 248 cities and towns for which the U.S. Census Bureau provides information. Charlotte has the highest median ...
Recent votes in the Vermont towns of Pawlet and Rupert, which merged their school districts under Vermont's Act 46, will give the students more options. The Vermont towns of Wells and Middletown Springs have also merged their districts. In the past, students from Pawlet, West Pawlet, Rupert and Wells ...
Recent votes in the Vermont towns of Pawlet and Rupert, which merged their school districts under Vermont's Act 46, will give the students more options. The Vermont towns of ... The district gets $5,495 from the Vermont towns for each regular education student and $25,792 for special education students.
Three-quarters of Vermont is covered with forests, including the highest percentage of maple trees in the country, making for some truly fabulous foliage sightings. From late September through mid-October, just about every country road—especially Routes 100 and 7—is fully ablaze in color. The hills of Central Vermont ...
Since the last U.S. Census in 2010, Vermont's population has declined by 1,400 people. Only four counties in Vermont — Addison, Chittenden, Franklin and Lamoille — experienced population growth over that period. And we now know, courtesy of the latest Census Bureau estimates, that only one-third of ...
Since the last U.S. Census in 2010, Vermont's population has declined by 1,400 people. Only four counties in Vermont — Addison, Chittenden, Franklin and Lamoille — experienced population growth over that period. And we now know, courtesy of the latest Census Bureau estimates, that only one-third of ...
Officials in two Vermont towns hit by ice-jam flooding last month are preparing for another round of rising water levels over the next few days. Both Swanton and Johnson, Vermont were impacted by flooding when temperatures rose and fell dramatically in mid-January, and now the National Weather Service ...
The Vermont Senate is considering a bill to restrict contracts between communities and the Vermont State Police — including the one that now provides patrol coverage in Cambridge. The Vermont Senate Government Operations Committee has spent two years looking into community policing around ...


 

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