Tag Archives: mendon

State News
March 30, 2018

Legislative report: Who can be against lower taxes?

By Rep. Jim Harrison, R-Bridgewater, Chittenden, Killington & Mendon

This past week, the Vermont House voted on a proposal to lower residential property taxes for education. Who could be against that? After careful consideration, I voted against H.911 when it came up for preliminary approval.

State News
March 21, 2018

On deck: budget, taxes, firearms and more

By Rep. Jim Harrison, R-Bridgewater, Chittenden, Killington and Mendon

Some of the sessions big issues will be up for votes on the House floor this coming week, including the “must pass” state budget. This is the time of year when committees have passed out bills…

Special Olympics Vermont brings winter games to Pico

March 18-20—MENDON—Special Olympics Vermont presents the 2018 Winter Games at Pico Mountain, March 18-20. Athletes will compete in Alpine skiing, snowboarding, cross country skiing, and snowshoeing. The snowshoeing portion of the events will be held at Mountain Meadows XC Ski Center.

Sunday will see the…

Local News
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…

Local News
March 14, 2018

Second half of legislative session begins

By Rep. Jim Harrison, R-Bridgewater, Chittenden, Killington & Mendon

It was great to see so many people at the town meetings in each of the district towns last week. Bridgewater’s meeting was unique in the sense that it was held at the Long Trail Brewery,…

State News
March 7, 2018

Legislative update: gun control and tax changes

By Rep. Jim Harrison, R-Bridgewater, Chittenden, Killington & Mendon

A flurry of activity of various gun related issues highlighted activity at the State House this past week, prior to the Town Meeting recess. The legislature will return to Montpelier on March 13.

Gun control measures…

State News
February 28, 2018

Ed funding, school safety and coyotes

 By Rep. Jim Harrison, R-Bridgewater, Chittenden, Killington & Mendon Education funding

Leadership in the Vermont House made it a priority earlier this session to address the way we fund K-12 education. The current system, which was born out of Act 60 about 20 years ago…

News Briefs
February 14, 2018

The “Oil Can” Committee

By Rep. Jim Harrison, R-Bridgewater, Chittenden, Killington & Mendon

When the new session began on Jan. 3, I was reassigned to the House Government Operations Committee, one of 14 House committees that meets on a daily basis to delve into various proposals and bills. What…

Construction continues in Killington, Mendon, Rochester
Local News
June 14, 2017

Construction continues in Killington, Mendon, Rochester

Route 4, Mendon

Crews are scheduled to continue paving intermediate course on milled surfaces throughout the week of June 12, weather permitting. Paving operations are currently in the vicinity of the Cortina Inn & Resort in Mendon.

Route 4, Killington

Crews have begun work on…