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Northeast Kingdom Ponders Joining Byway Program
Tuesday, 07/17/12
By Charlotte Albright
Vermont has nine scenic routes called byways, and they're designed to make travelers linger at local attractions. One runs along the Connecticut River and reaches into the Northeast Kingdom. But the state's scenic northeast corner otherwise hasn't developed a byway of its own. And local tourism officials fear that's putting the NEK at a disadvantage.
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Co-Management Of Lake Iroquois Leads To Protection Issues
Tuesday, 07/17/12
The town of Williston is reporting high phosphorous levels in Lake Iroquois, and officials say the challenge in managing blue-green algae blooms is having four towns co-managing it.
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Milton Reaffirms Its Support For F-35 Basing In South Burlington
Tuesday, 07/17/12
By Kirk Carapezza
Town officials in Milton have unanimously re-adopted a 2010 resolution that supports putting F-35 fighter jets at Burlington International Airport.
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Middlebury Expects Riverfront Enhancements To Be Complete This Summer
Monday, 07/16/12
In Middlebury, the Select Board hopes to complete enhancements to the riverfront at the historic Marble Works district near Otter Creek falls by the end of the summer.
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Killington Plans New Town Entrance
Monday, 07/16/12
Killington's Select Board is planning to make over the entrance to the central Vermont resort town along Route 4 and Route 100. The goal, town officials say, is to create "a true sense of arrival" to the biggest ski area of the east.
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Vt. Officials Don't See National Trend Of Drastic Local Budget Cuts
Wednesday, 07/18/12
By Kirk Carapezza
The Vermont League of Cities and Towns says the dire financial situation facing other municipalities elsewhere isn't so dire in the Green Mountain State.
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Cities And Towns Set Tax Rates
Wednesday, 07/11/12
It's that time of year when Vermont cities and towns are setting their tax rates, and select board and city council minutes show many have increased them slightly as they enter the 2013 fiscal year.
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Wilmington Debates Benefits Of Hiring Economic Development Coordinator
Tuesday, 07/10/12
The town of Wilmington is evaluating whether to hire an economic development consultant as the town continues to recover nearly a year after Tropical Storm Irene.
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Thetford Adopts Trails Master Plan
Tuesday, 07/10/12
In Thetford, the town's select board has unanimously adopted a master plan for its trail system.
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Weinberger Appoints New City Attorney
Monday, 07/09/12
Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger has appointed Eileen Blackwood City Attorney. Blackwood has been in private practice since 1986, focusing in the fields of education and employment law and estate planning.
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State Extends Training Deadline For Town Constables
Friday, 07/06/12
A state law requiring elected town constables to get certification from the Vermont Criminal Justice Training Council by this month or risk losing their law enforcement authority has been extended.
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Jericho Considers Consolidated Waste Collection System
Thursday, 07/05/12
In Jericho, town officials are deciding whether to move to a consolidated waste and recycling collection system.
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Crafstsbury May Join Vermont's Byway Program
Thursday, 07/05/12
A tourism association in the Northeast Kingdom wants the town of Craftsbury to become a scenic byway destination for tourists.
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Dummerston Delays Covered Bridge Repairs, Puts Work Out To Bid Again
Tuesday, 06/26/12
Residents in Dummerston will have to wait a little longer for repairs to a landmark covered bridge over the West River. Officials have had to put the work on the 140-year-old covered bridge out to bid again.
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Rural Towns Raise Concerns About State Police Plans To Consolidate
Tuesday, 06/26/12
By Kirk Carapezza
Some town officials in Orange County say they're concerned that state police response times may slow in the future as the state continues to replace and consolidate aging facilities, including the barracks in Bradford.
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Middlebury Evaluates Plan To Rebuild Municipal Building
Monday, 06/25/12
Officials in Middlebury are debating whether to rebuild or replace the town's 100-year-old municipal building and gymnasium. Preliminary estimates for the proposed 16,000 to 19,000-square-foot municipal offices range from $6 million to $10 million.
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Town Budgets Recover After Irene Expenses
Friday, 06/22/12
As the fiscal year comes to a close at the end of the month, Vermont cities and towns are slowly restoring their budgets for expenses related to Tropical Storm Irene.
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Halifax Looks Into Seasonal Pay Rate For Its Road Crew
Tuesday, 06/19/12
The Halifax Select Board is discussing whether the town could fairly compensate its road crew if it switches from a 45-hour work week to a 40-hour week in the summer.
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Winooski Officially Weighs In On F-35 Debate
Tuesday, 06/19/12
City officials say noise is the defining issue for Winooski, and they will oppose any activity that causes a harmful increase in noise.
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After 71 Years, Middlebury Woman Recognized As Co-Designer Of Emma Willard Monument
Wednesday, 06/27/12
The Middlebury Select Board has passed a motion recognizing Marion Guild as a co-designer of the Emma Willard Monument in town.
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Jeffersonville Voters Approve Plan To Buy Land In Floodplain
Wednesday, 06/06/12
By Kirk Carapezza
Flood-weary voters in a small Lamoille County community have given their village leaders permission to continue pursuing a land deal that supporters say would both preserve a floodplain and prevent future development there.
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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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Commerce Agency Seeks Public Input For Flood Recovery Plan
Tuesday, 06/05/12
By Kirk Carapezza
Vermont could receive $21.6 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to help individuals and businesses recover from last year's record flooding.
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Court Rules Against Prayer At Franklin Town Meeting
Friday, 06/01/12
By Kirk Carapezza
A Vermont superior court judge in St. Albans has ruled in favor of a woman who sued her town for including a prayer during town meeting.
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License Plate Readers Help Police But Raise Privacy Concerns
Thursday, 05/31/12
By Charlotte Albright
Police officers have always kept a sharp eye out for vehicle license plates. But more and more of that looking is being done by cameras hooked up to computers in their cruisers.
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