Another school merger vote was denied by Vermonters last week, leaving another local community with looming deadlines to conform to Act 46, the state’s 2015 school district consolidation law.
Responding to criticism that mortgage loans for Vermont’s affordable housing program will likely never be repaid, the head of the the Vermont Housing Finance Agency says the program doesn’t depend on repayment, and is nonetheless financially sound.
“As I am doing my sign waves during the campaign, cars are stopped and backed up. Even the emission effect of this traffic isn’t good.”
The Legislative Committee on Administrative Rules met for the second time in as many weeks to hammer out what needs to be in the final rules for the regulation of sound from industrial wind turbines.
Gov. Phil Scott and lawmakers reached agreement on a budget and teacher health care deal that makes good on the promise of fiscal restraint in Vermont.
Wind energy developer Avangrid Renewables has proposed sound level protocols for its Deerfield Wind Project in Bennington County, and as it’s written now, second-home owners would be excluded from being able to report noise violations.
Another Act 46 school merger vote has a local community on edge over the possibility of losing its school.
Rutland Mayor David Allaire is working to rebuild the city’s image around transparency and economic growth after winning an election widely regarded as a referendum on refugee resettlement.