Bennington And Manchester To Host Tour Of The Dragons

The Tour of the Dragons bicycle race is coming to Bennington on May 5 and to Manchester on May 6 of next month. five hundred and fifty racers are expected to attend, bringing approximately 2,000 people to the area. Both towns are hoping for a significant turnout and an influx of spending to the region. [...]

Charlotte To Vote On Australian Ballot System Of Government

Voters in Charlotte will decide next month whether the town wants to change the way it does business. At a special town meeting on May 16, Charlotte will vote on whether the town should adopt its budget articles by Australian Ballot. The vote comes after low voter turnout on the floor during this year’s Town [...]

Wallingford and West Rutland Schools Push For Biomass

The Wallingford Elementary School and another school in West Rutland have applied to have their heating systems switched over to a biomass pellet furnace. In both schools, the system would also provide heat for the nearby Town Hall, the furnace potentially being installed in either location.  Ken Welch, one of the Wallingford Energy Coordinators, who [...]

Vemont Towns Prepare For 250th Anniversary

Members of the Essex Select Board are beginning to plan for the town’s upcoming 250th anniversary in 2013. The town is hoping to work with the Essex Historical Society to help them with the celebration. Other Vermont towns have also begun planning for their own festivities, including Bristol, Charlotte, Duxbury, Hinesburg and Williston, all of [...]

Shelburne Select Board Votes To Accept Land For Conservation

Shelburne’s Select Board has unanimously voted to accept 13.2 acres of open land from Harrington Village for conservation purposes. The transfer of the land is still contingent on the Act 250 assessment and the town permitting process, along with the ownership by the Harrington Village. Read the official town minutes here.

Rockingham Bridge Updates

Town officials in Rockingham say repairs to the Worral Covered Bridge should be completed by the end of next week. The Bartonsville Bridge Committee also met to discuss the most recent plans and updates for the bridge. Phil Pierce, an engineer from Clough Harbour engineering firm based out of Albany, NY, stated that the final [...]

Ludlow’s Select Board To Apply For Community Development Grant

In Ludlow, town officials are seeking funding to fix a mobile home park. Elizabeth Kulas, the Executive Director of the Housing Trust of Rutland says the town should evaluate and upgrade the Tuckerville Mobile Home Park by repairing its septic system and making road improvements. Kulas says that it’s necessary to continue to develop and [...]

Montpelier Residents Frustrated Over Road Conditions

In March, a Montpelier resident submitted a petition to the City Council signed by 40 residents of the Hubbard Park Drive area. The petition requested that the city move the dates of repairing roads in their area to an earlier time. At least one other resident spoke in favor of the petition. For more, you [...]

Williston Selecboard Denies Liquor Licenses To Monty’s And Jiffy Mart

Last week in Williston, the select board voted not to approve liquor licenses to Monty’s Old Brick Tavern, due to an incomplete application, and to the Colonial Deli-Mart, also known as the Jiffy Mart on Essex Road, due to a violation that will be explained to the owner at the next meeting. You can view [...]