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Vt. Towns, In Holding Pattern, Await Flood Mitigation Funds
Monday, 12/03/12
By Kirk Carapezza
As many prepare for the holidays, dozens of homeowners affected by Tropical Storm Irene are still waiting for the funds they need to get back on their feet. In Vermont, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved buyouts of 81 properties, but none of the owners has gotten any money yet.
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Storm Weary Vt. Gets Ready For Hurricane Sandy
Friday, 10/26/12
By Steve Zind
As forecasters plot the course of Sandy, local and statewide emergency management officials in Vermont are watching and mobilizing for a potentially dangerous storm.
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Irene Fresh In Mind, Vermont Braces For Hurricane Sandy
Thursday, 10/25/12
More than a year after Tropical Storm Irene devastated the state, town and state officials from Bennington to Bethel are getting questions from residents concerned about Hurricane Sandy as it moves north from the Carribean.
VPR News
ANR To Invest In "Green Infrastructure" To Prevent Runoff
Tuesday, 10/02/12
By Kirk Carapezza
The Agency of Natural Resources is launching a new initiative this week to control stormwater runoff, and the agency has a new approach to help cities and towns tackle the problem.
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Vt. Military College Helps Soldiers Learn Cultures
Monday, 07/09/12
Vermont's Norwich University in Northfield is helping U.S. service members better understand the different cultures in which they might operate.
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Vt. Towns Increasingly Consider Consolidating Services
Wednesday, 06/06/12
By Kirk Carapezza
As federal and state resources continue to dry up, in Vermont, where there's a strong independent streak, many cities and towns are trying to consolidate their basic services while also maintaining local autonomy.
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Northfield Voters Support Town-Village Merger
Wednesday, 05/16/12
Voters in Northfield have given their overwhelming support to the idea of merging the town and village in hopes of streamlining municipal operations and avoiding small-town political squabbling.
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Vt. Towns Applaud First Step Of FEMA Buyout Program
Friday, 05/11/12
By Kirk Carapezza
Cities and towns are reacting to the state's recommendation that the Federal Emergency Management Agency buyout 99 homes in Vermont destroyed by Tropical Storm Irene floodwaters. For homeowners, the state's approval is just the first step.
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Northfield Mulls Zoning Change As Dollar Generals Expand In Vermont
Friday, 04/06/12
Town officials in Northfield are now considering a zoning change that they say would protect the town from certain retailers that they believe could hurt downtown. Last month, the Select Board voted to support the town's position as a so-called one-acre town.
VPR News
Northfield Reinstates Permit Fees
Wednesday, 01/18/12
After months of trying to make the permit process as painless as possible, Northfield's Select Board has unanimously voted to reinstate its fees.
VPR News
In Northfield, Reviewing Response To Irene
Wednesday, 10/26/11
By Kirk Carapezza
Two months after Tropical Storm Irene, cities and towns in and out of the flood zone continue to review and revise their disaster response plans.
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Expediting Permitting To Aid Irene Re-Building Efforts
Monday, 10/10/11
By Kirk Carapezza
As the days grow shorter and colder, cities and towns are considering speeding up building permitting to help residents who urgently want to repair or rebuild their flood-damaged homes and businesses before winter.
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Northfield Select Board Weighs Dredging River
Monday, 09/26/11
By Kirk Carapezza
A Northfield selectman wants to dredge the Dog River and other flooded rivers in town before winter sets in.
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