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Shumlin Wants to Forgive $6M From Cities and Towns
Thursday, 03/07/13
By Kirk Carapezza
Gov. Peter Shumlin said on Wednesday the state shouldn't collect $6 million that the auditor's office says several towns owe to the state education fund.
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Barre Is Counting On Co-op To Generate Traffic Downtown
Wednesday, 12/19/12
By Kirk Carapezza
Planners looking to boost downtowns around the state have been focusing on home grown stores that specialize in fresh produce and local products. In Barre, a group hopes a new co-operative grocery store will revive the city's central business district.
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State Awards TIF District To Barre
Thursday, 12/13/12
The state has given Barre authority to establish a special tax district that's designed to help the city pay for public works that will attract economic development.
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Hose Failure Causes Gasoline Leak Near Downtown Barre
Wednesday, 12/12/12
Environmental officials and emergency responders say a failure in hose at a Barre gas station led to the leak of as much as 3,000 gallons of gasoline into the ground.
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Local Governments Worry About Going Over Fiscal Cliff
Thursday, 11/08/12
By Kirk Carapezza
Cities and towns in Vermont say Washington needs to deal with the coming fiscal cliff quickly because it could hurt their budgets and lead to another recession.
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Vt. Towns Prepare, Wait For Sandy
Monday, 10/29/12
By Kirk Carapezza
Storm-weary cities and towns across the state continued to prepare for Hurricane Sandy Monday afternoon, as they closely monitor the path of the massive storm.
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Shumlin Warns Against Bath Salts
Thursday, 10/25/12
Governor Peter Shumlin is in Barre Thursday to talk about the dangers of bath salts.
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Barre City Considers Truck Detour
Monday, 10/22/12
City officials in Barre are asking the public whether large trucks should be banned from Main Street, which has been rebuilt over the past two years.
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Barre Group Plans To Open Food Co-operative Downtown
Monday, 10/15/12
Representatives of Granite City Grocery are rolling out a membership drive this week to sign up 600 founding members by next spring in an effort to help revitalize Barre's downtown.
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State Says Tax Credits Will Spur Downtown Development
Monday, 10/08/12
By John Dillon
The state has awarded $1.8 million in tax credits to help downtown revitalization projects. The Shumlin administration says the credits will support nearly $26 million dollars of building improvements in 17 communities around Vermont
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Amid Growing Demand, Shumlin Seeks Additional TIF District
Saturday, 09/08/12
By Kirk Carapezza
The city of St. Albans was just approved by the state for the latest tax increment financing district. Other communities are interested in districts of their own, but state law limits how many there can be. So Gov. Peter Shumlin wants the Legislature to add more of them.
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Barre Receives $400,000 For Acquisition Of Land
Wednesday, 08/29/12
The town of Barre is receiving federal grant money secured by Sen. Patrick Leahy and the U.S. Forest Service to acquire forest land in Washington County.
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Barre Eases Property Tax To Spur Downtown Development
Wednesday, 08/22/12
Barre's City Council is expected to approve a property tax break this week for a development project in the heart of downtown.
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Barre Police Chief Warns Of Bath Salts, Synthetic Drugs
Wednesday, 08/08/12
By Steve Zind
Barre City Police Chief Tim Bombardier. Chief Bombardier sheds light on these synthetic drugs with deceptive names like bath salts, potpourri and spice.
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Tornado Warnings Issued For Vermont; Storms Cause Fires In Barre
Tuesday, 05/29/12
The National Weather Service issued tornado warnings Tuesday afternoon for parts of Vermont, meaning a funnel cloud had been spotted either on radar or in the sky.
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Three Fires In Barre Attributed To Lightning Strikes
Tuesday, 05/29/12
By Melody Bodette
Firefighters from throughout central Vermont are converging on the city of Barre where three fires were reported in homes within minutes of each other.
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Barre Mayor Proposes Budget Cuts
Wednesday, 04/11/12
Mayor Thom Lauzon is asking for $196,000 in cuts, saying he wants to consolidate departments - a move that would likely result in personnel layoffs.
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To Spur Growth, Vt. Towns Turn To Tax Increment Financing
Wednesday, 03/14/12
By Kirk Carapezza
With shrinking tax revenue and less federal aid, many cash-strapped Vermont cities and towns are employing a complicated financial tool designed to help them build public projects that they can't currently afford.
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Barre City Council To Discuss Town’s Water Rate
Wednesday, 02/01/12
Barre's City Council is expected next month to discuss the city's water rate contract with the town of Barre. City officials say the meeting is an earnest attempt to control skyrocketing maintenance fees.
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Barre Mayor Says Effort To Bring State Workers To Town Will Continue
Tuesday, 01/17/12
By Mitch Wertlieb
Gov. Peter Shumlin has suggested moving 170 state workers to Barre, an idea that's been greeted with enthusiasm by Mayor Thom Lauzon.
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In Barre, A Move To Attract State Workers Displaced By Irene
Wednesday, 11/02/11
By Kirk Carapezza
To boost the local economy, the City of Barre wants some of the state workers displaced by Tropical Storm Irene to move to its downtown.
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Vt Food Systems To Receive Funds To Create Local Jobs
Tuesday, 06/07/11
By Kirk Carapezza
Some food systems in Vermont will receive $40,000 in grant funding, thanks to the state's recent jobs bill. That funding will mainly go toward new equipment and infrastructure.
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Vt Counties To Receive Federal Funding For Flood Repair
Tuesday, 07/26/11
By Ross Sneyd
The federal government has committed to helping communities in three Vermont counties repair damage from this spring's floods.
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In Barre, Flooding Continues To Burden Residents
Tuesday, 06/07/11
By Kirk Carapezza
Nearly two weeks after flash flooding ripped through central Vermont, the American Red Cross says there are still about two dozen people living in a shelter in Barre.
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Barre Granite Company Picks Up Government Contract
Friday, 05/07/10
By Ross Sneyd
A Barre granite company has won a contract to sell thousands of tons of waste rock to the federal government. The contract promises a business boost for central Vermont, and possibly some traffic hassles.
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