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Selectboard approves 2015 Town Meeting warning
DOVER- Selectboard members approved and signed the Town Meeting warning Tuesday evening, after making some last-minute adjustments to the proposed budget that was approved during a special meeting ...
Jan 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Board approves 1% tax funds to aging initiative
WILMINGTON- The selectboard set aside $5,000 from the town’s 1% local option tax to fund the first step in a local group’s effort to turn the valley into a more comfortable location to age in place...
Jan 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Board talks buildings, budgets, and broadband
HALIFAX- A number of issues occupied the selectboard Tuesday night, including the possible repurposing of the old town garage, hints at the forthcoming budget, and the continued frustration of effo...
Jan 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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Town Meeting voters will have final say on town’s zoning future
READSBORO- For nearly a year, the town of Readsboro has been discussing zoning, and whether to abolish the town’s zoning bylaws altogether, or reform the process by which they are administered. Fol...
Jan 24, 2015 | 5 5 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Board tackles procedures, trespassers, signs, and highway issues
DOVER- Selectboard members tackled open meeting issues, trespassers on town property, highway department matters, and several ongoing issues at their regular meeting Tuesday evening. Vice chair Vic...
Jan 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brainy birds to show public just how smart they are
MARLBORO- The Southern Vermont Natural History Museum recently made a 10th addition to their live birds of prey exhibit, and it is perhaps their smartest addition yet. In 2013, the museum, located ...
Jan 22, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
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Zoning rewrite continues as spring deadline nears
by Margo Avakian
Jan 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 79 79 recommendations | email to a friend
HALIFAX- Working against a grant-dictated deadline of May 15, the planning commission plunged back into their major task for the year, a stem-to-stern updating of the town’s zoning regulations. The...
Chamber unveils new marketing strategies
by Jack Deming
Jan 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 73 73 recommendations | email to a friend
WILMINGTON- The Mount Snow Valley Chamber of Commerce held a presentation at the Hermitage Clubhouse at Haystack Mountain Thursday night, unveiling two new marketing strategies to coincide with the...
Rotary celebrates a decade of community service
by Jack Deming
Jan 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 72 72 recommendations | email to a friend
WILMINGTON- On an August morning in 2004, a group of community-minded locals got together on the second floor of the former Chittenden Bank on East Main Street to strategize and, despite some doubt...
School budget up a bit, tax rates up even more
by Mike Eldred
Jan 17, 2015 | 5 5 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
WILMINGTON- Taxpayers in Wilmington and Whitingham will see substantial increases in the homestead tax rate, but only a fraction of the increase in each town is attributed to increases in school sp...
Local rep. tapped for education committee
by Jack Deming
Jan 16, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
MONTPELIER- With single-payer health care dead in the water, perhaps the biggest question facing Vermont’s Legislature is what are we getting for the $1.2 billion we spend annually on statewide edu...
Snow safety focus of task force
by Mike Eldred
Jan 15, 2015 | 2 2 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
SOUTHERN VERMONT- Thanks to recent snowfall, local snowmobile clubs are reporting that conditions on local VAST trails have improved substantially since the beginning of the year. As more snowmobil...