News Briefs

News Briefs: Lakes Region

Voters pass on pond purchase TINMOUTH—Given a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity” to acquire the two-acre Nelson Parker estate property on Tinmouth Pond, voters declined. More than a third of Tinmouth’s 393 registered voters turned out for the special election, defeating the proposal […]

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News Briefs

News Briefs: Lakes Region

Community renewal PAWLET—As part of a package of nearly $40 million in Vermont downtown and village center designation projects, Mach’s General Store and Flower Brook Brewery in Pawlet received a $146,431 tax credit allocation. Damaged by flood in 2011, fire […]

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BROC receives United Way community impact grant

RUTLAND–BROC-Community Action in Southwestern Vermont announced July 30 that it received a $11,257 grant through the United Way of Rutland County’s Community Impact pilot program. The grants are dedicated to specific projects addressing mental health and dental health needs in […]

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News Briefs

News Briefs: Lakes Region

By Lani Duke Is Castleton hinting at consolidation? CASTLETON—On May 26 Castleton voters approved a proposal to buy the Castleton Village School from the school district and close the building but did so with a very squeaky margin, 213 to […]

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News Briefs

News Briefs: Lakes Region

By Lani Duke GMC helps develop innovative study tour POULTNEY—Green Mountain prof Philip Ackerman-Leist has spent the current academic year working with sustainable agricultural leaders at other Vermont colleges and the Vermont Council on Rural Development to create the first […]

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The voters have spoken

By Lani Duke Here is a roundup of changes by town: BENSON—Benson’s public floor meeting presented the best possible illustration of the value of the Vermont election process. Speakers explored the issue of public versus individual responsibility as they debated […]

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