St. Albans Town Set To Pave This Spring

Earlier in February, Gerry Myers, the Interim Town Manager of the town of St. Albans, announced that about 11 miles of the town’s roads would be paved throughout 2012. Meyers specified that, during the upcoming Spring, the work would start by laying down asphalt on Bronson Road, Nason Street, Church Road, Little County Road and [...]

Broadband To Expand Into East Dover

Earlier in February, the Dover Select Board passed a motion to approve the use of $275,000 to partner with the telephone and broadband Internet provider FairPoint Communications to expand broadband Internet access into East Dover. The Select Board’s minutes and more details about the expansion can be viewed here.

Sunderland Plans For Construction Of Town Hall

The Sunderland Building Committee has put aside over $206,000 for the construction of a Town Hall. Another $10,000 will be added to that sum on June 1, 2012 bringing the total to over $216,000. The Committee hopes for the building to serve the purposes of a Town’s Treasurer’s Office, a storage vault for records and [...]

Brattleboro One Step Closer To Construction Of Local Skate Park

Earlier this month, Brattleboro’s Select Board passed a motion to accept a $14,000 grant from the State Recreational Facility to be given to the town’s Recreation Department to help fund the design and construction of a local skateboard park at Crowell Lot. The town also received a $5,000 grant from the Tony Hawk Foundation, an organization [...]

Copley Hospital proposes over 3,300-square-foot expansion

On March 8th, a public hearing will take place before the Morristown/Morrisville Development Review Board to review the recent proposal by the Copley Hospital to build a 3,308 square-foot expansion to the hospital’s emergency room and a 1,332 square-foot expansion for a garage space on Washington Highway. At the hearing, the board will also review [...]

Weston Residents Vote To Repair Cold Spring Park

On Town Meeting Day, residents of Weston will vote whether or not to spend up to $110,000 to repair the damage inflicted on Cold Spring Park during Tropical Storm Irene. The item appeared on the ballot by petition. The article reads as follows: Article 21: Shall the Town of Weston vote to contribute up to [...]

Searching Public Post For Route 7 Select Board Items

We’re working on a story about suburban sprawl along Route 7 and Shelburne’s effort to stop it. Cities and towns along Vermont’s Route 7 corridor have long fought unchecked commercial development and increased traffic. They’ve tried to maintain their community identity, their values — their sense of place. In our research, we did a search [...]

Fair Haven votes to investigate hydro potential

On Town Meeting Day, voters in Fair Haven will decide whether or not to spend up to $5,000 on an independent study to determine the cost of installing hydro-electricity at the town’s water treatment plant. A resident of the town secured the required number of signatures to get the article on the ballot. Voters passed [...]

Search Vermont City & Town Meeting Minutes At Public Post

We just introduced a new feature that allows anyone to search Vermont city and town government meeting minutes. Check it out here at VPR’s Public Post. Public Post is a service from VPR that brings together local reporting from VPR News with government meeting minutes from Vermont cities and towns. Since the project launched last [...]

Residents in Hinesburg to vote on new community park this upcoming Town Meeting Day

This Town Meeting Day in Hinesburg, voters will consider a $2.9 million dollar bond to construct a new safety facility and community park. You can find Town Meeting Day Warnings from Hinesburg and Manchester and several other Vermont cities and towns at VPR’s Public Post. The article is to appear on the ballot as follows: [...]