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Northeast Kingdom Ponders Joining Byway Program
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
Killington Plans New Town Entrance
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.
Cities And Towns Set Tax Rates
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.
Weinberger Appoints New City Attorney
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.
State Extends Training Deadline For Town Constables
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.
Middlebury Evaluates Plan To Rebuild Municipal Building
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.
Town Budgets Recover After Irene Expenses
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.