A developer from Utah has abandoned his plans to build a futuristic utopia in the hills of central Vermont.
The towns of Royalton, Sharon, Strafford, and Tunbridge, and the historic districts and landscapes in and around their borders, are threatened by the NewVistas development.
Nearly 40 years ago, sculptor Jim Sardonis had a dream. He saw himself standing on the shore watching two whales dance in the surf. The image of the pair of tails breaking the surface of the water as they dove into the depths of the ocean was frozen in his mind. The product of that dream, a sculpture of twin whales’ tails superimposed against the Green Mountains, will soon grace the Randolph landscape once more....
Senate and House Appropriations Committee leaders Wednesday morning completed lengthy and intense negotiations on an appropriations bill to fund the federal government through September 30. Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy, Vice Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, played a leading role in the negotiations, on which work began last May, and secured several key victories for Vermont...
The Division for Historic Preservation administers state-funded matching grants for the repair of Vermont’s historic agricultural buildings. These grants are awarded by the Vermont Advisory Council on Historic Preservation.
The Division for Historic Preservation administers the Historic Preservation Grants program, a state-funded program awarding one-to-one matching grants for the rehabilitation of civic and community buildings that are a vital part of Vermont’s historic downtowns, villages, and rural communities.
Vermont Business Magazine Seven communities around Vermont were announced on Tuesday as the inaugural winners of Main Street Grants (link is external), a program the National Life Group Foundation (link is external) created in partnership with the Vermont Community Foundation (link is external).
A group of West Windsor residents have organized and are raising money to buy the shuttered Brownsville General Store and reopen the business to serve the community.
Vermont's villages are facing serious challenges from big box stores, online retailers and rising rent bills. Vermont Edition looks at how downtown businesses around the state are changing to meet those demands.
"There's a lot of traffic through our downtown, but there's not a lot of people stopping to sort of get out and look around," she says. "And so, what we want to do is create like a corridor where people are like, 'Wow, look at this cool, funky town. Let's stop.'"
Bennington College will be taking over ownership of the Robert Frost Stone House Museum in Shaftsbury.
Governor Phil Scott today announced the allocation of $2.7 million in state tax incentives for 22 projects, supporting more than $53 million in downtown and village center construction and rehabilitation efforts.