If we do not invest in our food and farms, the system will suffer and, along with it, the Vermont economy. Small communities in our rural regions are at risk.
Can land conservation and housing development coexist in the Upper Valley?
The Upper Valley is facing a new development challenge, one that appears to pit the desire for open space, like the Hazen farm, against the need for housing.
Jessica Clark Louisos: Support governor’s budget to take advantage of federal funds
Aging assets, a largely rural population, and extreme weather present challenges to Vermont’s infrastructure. Investments are needed to improve and maintain systems that are crucial to everyone’s health and safety.
What’s on Vermont Town Meeting ballots? Three-quarters of a billion dollars in municipal requests.
Some 75% of the state’s 247 cities and towns are set to return this week to shoulder-to-shoulder decision-making on local spending, leaders, charter changes and, in one case, $60,000 for bear-proof trash cans.
Almost $8 million in bonds are on the March ballot in Rutland City
Voters will consider three bonds, which officials say will finance a significant investment in city infrastructure.
Final Reading: Phil Scott makes pitch to set aside money for infrastructure
Not ponying up the state dollars would leave money on the table, he said, and would delay needed improvements to the state’s water, roads, bridges and broadband infrastructure.
Killington will vote on $47 million TIF funding for water and road upgrades
The money would fund town water infrastructure and reconstruction of Killington Road, which leads visitors up to Killington Resort.
Final Reading: State rep lost her job 1 week into the session
Rep. Ashley Bartley’s story highlights the challenge, and potential risk, for employed people who become Vermont lawmakers.
Vermont gets a C on latest 'infrastructure report card’
The state’s overall grade is the same as it was four years ago, the last time grades were awarded, though it’s slightly higher than the national average.
Gov. Phil Scott proposes a state fund to help rural towns get federal money
The rural infrastructure assistance program would provide $3 million for towns to get help applying for federal aid.
Under pressure: Years of drinking water problems force Montpelier to confront an aging system
Residents have grown frustrated by hundreds of water main breaks in the state’s capital that have culminated in frozen streets, closed businesses and water shut-offs.
In West Cornwall, one development offers insight into the barriers to expanding new housing in Vermont
More than four years in the making, the project has been scaled back and cut in half.
3 Vermont infrastructure projects to receive $34 million in federal funding
The three grants will go toward replacing the Winooski River Bridge that connects Winooski and Burlington, constructing the Federal Street multi-modal connector in St. Albans and planning improvements in public transportation in five Vermont counties.
Green Mountain Club has raised $4 million to protect the Long Trail system￼
The club has already launched trail crews to tackle improvement projects and install permanent protections along the northern part of the trail. Planning has also begun for a new visitor center there.