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Pittsford residents versus Dollar General: Round five
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April 4, 2018

Pittsford residents versus Dollar General: Round five

By Julia Purdy

PITTSFORD—The fourth Zoning Board of Adjustment hearing on the application to build a Dollar General store on Plains Road in Pittsford village convened Monday, March 26, in two segments: a site visit and a presentation indoors at the Lothrop School gym. Both…

Next generation takes over sugaring opperation
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March 21, 2018

Next generation takes over sugaring opperation

Chittenden family farm plans for its second century

By Julia Purdy

CHITTENDEN—Jenna Baird and Jacob Powsner live in a modest house on land belonging to Baird’s parents, steps away from the large, traditional farmhouse where Bonnie and Bob Baird live. It’s a common arrangement among…

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March 21, 2018

Pittsford residents challenge Dollar General plans

By Julia Purdy

PITTSFORD—Since 2016, Pittsford BTS Retail LLC has been trying to gain approval to build a Dollar General store in the north end of the village, on Plains Road. BTS’ latest attempt was its third hearing before the Zoning Board of Adjustment in…

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March 14, 2018

Mendon ponders economic development moves

By Julia Purdy

MENDON—The recently formed Mendon Economic Development Committee ( MEDC) aims to improve Mendon’s economic health, looking ahead to the town-wide reassessment scheduled for 2020. The group took another step toward that goal Tuesday, Feb. 20, by discussing a tax stabilization measure and reviewing…

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January 24, 2018

Vt. Humanities book discussions return to Rochester Library

By Julia Purdy

ROCHESTER—The Rochester Public Library hosted its first Vermont Humanities Council-sponsored book discussion in at least a decade Thursday morning, Jan. 18, with Nancy Gallagher’s eye-opening contribution to modern Vermont history, “Breeding Better Vermonters,” a thought-provoking look at the notorious eugenics movement in…

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January 10, 2018

Otter Creek wetlands talk draws​ a full house

By Julia Purdy

FAIR HAVEN—On Sunday, Jan. 7, Castleton Library’s popular monthly Science Pub featured an illustrated talk, “Wetlands Restoration Along Otter Creek,” by James Eikenberry, wetlands specialist with the Natural Resource Conservation Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The venue was the large…

Public input saves Moon Brook
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December 14, 2017

Public input saves Moon Brook

By Julia Purdy

The fourth of five public forums on water quality in Moon Brook took place at the Rutland High School Thursday, Nov. 30. The meeting was conducted by Roy Schiff and Jessica Louisos of Milone & MacBroom, water quality consultants. Public Works Commissioner…