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Governor signs Act 46 spending cap change
MONTPELIER- Gov. Peter Shumlin has signed a bill raising the excess spending threshold under Act 46. The governor’s announcement followed a midnight legislative session that ran into the “wee hours...
Feb 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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Thieves strike rural church, preacher shows them compassion
WHITINGHAM- According to Rev. John Brigham, sometime between the evening of Thursday, January 28 and the morning of Friday, January 29, at least one person used a crowbar or similar tool to break o...
Feb 04, 2016 | 3 3 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
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User fees, tuition top board agenda
WILMINGTON- Twin Valley School Board members discussed user fees and tuition, and learned that one of their board members would not return after Town Meeting. Wilmington School Board chair Dennis R...
Feb 03, 2016 | 3 3 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Town tells officials about dearth of telecommunications access
READSBORO- Selectboard members and the public met with state officials and local legislators Monday evening to discuss the town’s lack of reliable cell phone service or Internet connection. Selectb...
Feb 01, 2016 | 3 3 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
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House, Senate at odds over Act 46
MONTPELIER- On the eve of a scheduled floor vote on Act 46’s allowable growth rate spending threshold, Rep. Laura Sibilia, of Dover, says no clear consensus on the issue has emerged. Act 46 of 2015...
Jan 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 84 84 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bill to name Gilfeather turnip state vegetable takes root
MONTPELIER- On her first day in Montpelier as a new representative, Laura Sibilia was surprised by a conversation she had with another legislator. “As a person railing about high property taxes, ed...
Jan 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 95 95 recommendations | email to a friend
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Review board closes hearing on Powderhorn development at Haystack
by Mike Eldred
Jan 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 111 111 recommendations | email to a friend
WILMINGTON- The Wilmington Development Review Board closed their hearing on an application from Powderhorn developers for phase II of their Haystack development after a brief hearing with the appli...
Commission invites community to play key role in planning
by Mike Eldred
Jan 24, 2016 | 2 2 comments | 111 111 recommendations | email to a friend
WILMINGTON- The planning commission is inviting community members to play a key role in the town’s planning process at a daylong workshop at the former high school library on Saturday, January 23, ...
Dunkin’ Donuts is hoping to be open by May
by Mike Eldred
Jan 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 112 112 recommendations | email to a friend
WILMINGTON- Development grants and 1% funding dominated discussion at Wednesday evening’s selectboard meeting, but the biggest news may have been a short announcement by town manager Scott Murphy. ...
Dam gatehouse is part of historic village
by Mike Eldred
Jan 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 100 100 recommendations | email to a friend
WHITINGHAM- State and local officials appear to have reached a compromise that will save a historic dam structure that had been slated for removal. When Whitingham town officials received an approv...
Petition presented to repeal zoning
by Cara Cheyette
Jan 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 121 121 recommendations | email to a friend
HALIFAX- A seemingly light agenda on the January 5 Halifax Selectboard meeting ended with the revelation, made after most of the members of the public had left, that the selectboard had received a ...
Study hoping to determine impact of windmills on habitat
by Rolf Parker
Jan 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 119 119 recommendations | email to a friend
SEARSBURG- If you are hiking along a ridgeline in the Green Mountain National Forest in Searsburg or Readsboro and see a camera mounted to a tree, smile – your picture has already been taken. The c...