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Northfield Residents Form Group To Improve Communication
Tuesday, 08/28/12
In Northfield, residents have formed a new group to celebrate and promote their community. Members of the group known as GO Northfield want to improve communication between the municipality and the public.
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Post Irene, Vt. Towns Are Borrowing At Swift Pace
Monday, 08/27/12
By Kirk Carapezza
As Vermont cities and towns continue to borrow money at a swift pace in the wake of Tropical Storm Irene, the state treasurer is defending the increase in municipal bonds.
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Montpelier Council Votes To Kill Heating Project
Thursday, 08/23/12
By Kirk Carapezza
Montpelier's City Council has opposed a district energy project that called for the city to enter a contract with the state to purchase thermal energy, even after voters approved it.
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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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Vt. Towns Plan For More Bicycle And Walking Paths
Saturday, 08/18/12
This summer, many Vermont towns have made plans to become more bicycle and pedestrian friendly -- with help from the Agency of Transportation. Through the end of the month, the agency is accepting applications to its "bicycle and pedestrian program."
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Manchester Reports Growing Tax Revenues
Thursday, 08/16/12
Business has been good this summer in Manchester despite a major construction project.



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Swanton Reviews Options For Ice Arena
Tuesday, 08/14/12
In Swanton, the select board is reviewing the estimates for the renovation of the Highgate Ice Arena.
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Vt. Communities Continue To Seek Energy Efficiencies
Friday, 08/10/12
In Montpelier, the city's energy committee next Tuesday will host its first so-called "Energy Challenge Town Meeting." The city says the goal is to help residents get ready for winter by giving them information about home energy audits and weatherization measures.
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Vermont Sets Plans For Irene Anniversary
Thursday, 08/09/12
On the one year anniversary of Tropical Storm Irene, churches, schools, and towns will hold a statewide bell ringing ceremony to show their unity.
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Rockingham To Remember A Bridge And Celebrate A New One
Thursday, 08/09/12
A Windham County town is planning to mark the anniversary of Tropical Storm Irene by remembering the loss of a local icon - the historic Bartonsville Covered Bridge, which was swept away by floodwaters.
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71 Years Later, Designer Of Emma Willard Monument Is Honored
Wednesday, 08/08/12
By Kirk Carapezza
A woman in Middlebury is finally recognized for creating a monument to Emma Hart Willard, a local luminary and pioneer in the education of women.
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Castleton May Vote On Wind Power Project
Wednesday, 08/08/12
Town officials in Castleton are considering a public vote on a commercial wind power project proposed for a prominent ridgeline.
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Vt. Supreme Court Denies Franklin County Sheriff's Appeal
Monday, 08/06/12
By Kirk Carapezza
The Vermont Supreme Court has sided with the city of St. Albans in a dispute with the Franklin County sheriff. The court rejected the sheriff's argument that the bidding process for providing law enforcement in St. Albans was so unfair that it killed any competition.
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Townshend Rethinks Proposal To Ban Guns From Public Buildings
Friday, 08/03/12
After meeting with their town attorney, officials in Townshend are rethinking their proposal to prohibit guns in all municipal buildings.



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Fair Haven Hopes To Ensure Proposed Biomass Facility Is Built
Thursday, 08/02/12
Fair Haven's select board is continuing to push a plan for Massachusetts-based Beaver Wood Energy to build a 34-megawatt generator along Route 4 near the New York border.
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To Attract Residents, Killington Board Mulls Free Tuition Offer
Tuesday, 07/31/12
By Kirk Carapezza
A select board member in Killington has proposed giving free tuition to people who relocate to the resort community.
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Thetford Incident Exposes Local Concerns About Tasers
Tuesday, 07/31/12
A state trooper's use of a stun gun on a Thetford man last month has renewed concerns about the weapons' use in local police departments.
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Townshend To Weigh Gun Ban In Public Buildings
Monday, 07/30/12
In Townshend, the Select Board is considering a ban on firearms in all public buildings - a local measure that, if passed, would violate state law.
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Grand Isle Debates Adding Chloramine To Its Water System
Friday, 07/27/12
By Kirk Carapezza
Cities and towns across Vermont are debating how to best treat their water systems to meet new regulations from the Environmental Protection Agency. In Grand Isle, the debate is centering on whether to add chloramine.
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Another Detective In Milton Allows For More Drug Investigations, Chief Says
Tuesday, 07/24/12
Milton's police chief says that the recent addition of a second detective to his force has allowed officers to deal with more drug investigations.
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In A Volatile Fuel Market, Vt. Towns Seek Tighter Cost Controls
Thursday, 07/19/12
By Kirk Carapezza
Some Vermont communities expect the cost of fuel to spike, so they're trying to control their energy bills by locking in propane and diesel prices.
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Bellows Falls Citizens Push for Bridge Repairs
Thursday, 07/19/12
Bellows Falls residents are concerned that since the closing of the Vilas Bridge in 2009, the decreased flow of traffic into their community has been hurting local businesses and causing traffic flow problems.
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Bellows Falls Citizens Push for Bridge Repairs
Thursday, 07/19/12
Bellows Falls residents are concerned that since the closing of the Vilas Bridge in 2009, the decreased flow of traffic into their community has been hurting local businesses and causing traffic flow problems.
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