Montpelier-Roxbury the only one of week’s mergers to get nod

A Cabot-Danville-Twinfield school district unification failed in two of the communities, while Rochester backed out of its earlier endorsement of a combination with Royalton and Bethel.

Montpelier-Roxbury district merger goes to voters next week

Proponents say it will ease tax burdens for residents of both towns, but especially tiny Roxbury. Voters in Montpelier also will decide on an unrelated tax stabilization question.

Latest district merger plans come with some quirks

One would join Montpelier — with more than 1,000 students — and tiny Roxbury even though they aren’t adjacent. Residents in another area have conditioned their approval on tax breaks.

Wanted: School districts to merge with

Roxbury offers a case study in how challenging it can be for some districts to follow the directives and timeline of Act 46.

FairPoint expands broadband coverage

FairPoint Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: FRP), a leading provider of advanced communications in northern New England, has expanded broadband to more than 120 homes and businesses in Halifax and Whitingham.

In This State: Roxbury fish hatchery springs anew

The grounds, the rearing ponds and a long concrete raceway that housed up to 85,000 brook and rainbow trout, remain today as the storm had left them, looking like a barren bouldered stream bed.

Two bridge replacements completed in Roxbury; Route 12A now open to through traffic

The Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) today announced that two accelerated bridge replacement projects on Route 12A in the Town of Roxbury have been completed and the roadway is now open to all traffic.