Amid the debris, firefighters managed to save a cherished weathervane that sat atop the store for more than three decades.
Four separate child care providers are expected to receive funding, which will expand day programs for kids under 3 and after-school care for children up to 12.
While the resort is getting the most attention, many other parts of Stowe experience traffic difficulty throughout the year, according to Town Manager Charles Safford.
Haymaker Bun Company of Middlebury is among the first-ever nominees for outstanding bakery, a new category.
The program’s organizers said it raised awareness about food insecurity and the need for long-term solutions.
“With costs still significantly higher than they were in 2019 and demand reverting to 2019, we simply had to take some action,” said Jim Hall, CEO and president of Vermont Country Store.
State Auditor Doug Hoffer attributed the problems to “poor recordkeeping, key staff turnover, and slow adoption of strategies recommended by the City’s own auditors.”
Andrew and Hannah Christiansen purchased the formerly troubled business last year. To counter a history of safety concerns at the location, they have partnered with social service agencies on community outreach.
“It is an unexpected place of entrepreneurial energy,” said David Bradbury, founder of the Vermont Center for Emerging Technologies.
South Burlington-based Summit Properties and Middlebury College are partnering in an effort to build a combination of affordable and market-rate housing in downtown Middlebury.