“Cheese is our vehicle for preservation,” Browne says. Indeed, along with barn preservation grants and farmland conservation, promoting Vermont’s artisan, high-end dairy industry has become a major part of the state’s multifaceted approach to keeping its farms and landscape intact.
Over the coming year, the grant programs will distribute more than $400,000 in matching grants to projects around the state for the rehabilitation and repair of civic buildings and barns.
Rutland High School and Rutland Middle School took top honors at the third annual 3D Vermont Modeling Event.
Seventeen matching grants totaling $211,369 will aid in the restoration and maintenance of significant historic agricultural buildings in ten counties around the state.
Woodstock — When the Vermont Land Trust put the historic Gilbert’s Hill property up for sale last year, its aim was to find buyers with conservation and environmental ethics as strong as its own....
The Walter Cerf Community Fund, a component fund of the Vermont Community Foundation, announced 2016 grant awards totaling $111,060 to 29 organizations.
One of the distinguishing features of the Vermont landscape is the relative absence of the kind of sprawling development at its highway interchanges that characterizes, say, the retail red light district at Interstate 89’s Exit 20 in West Lebanon.
The developer of a controversial proposal to construct a large mixed-use development on a scenic sweep of land off Interstate 89’s Exit 4 has withdrawn his request for a preliminary review of the project, a move cheered by environmental groups even though the developer says he remains committed to developing the land.
Governor Peter Shumlin and the Vermont Advisory Council on Historic Preservation have awarded State Historic Preservation grants to 12 municipalities and non-profit organizations for the rehabilitation of historic buildings.
State and local officials appear to have reached a compromise that will save a historic dam structure that had been slated for removal.
A grand reopening celebration for the Socialist Labor Party Hall in Barre was held on Sept. 2, 2000. The outpouring of help and enthusiasm from citizens from all walks of life who came to the celebration demonstrates how a modest building with a remarkable history galvanized a group of townspeople both young and old to take pride in the historic preservation of their hometown.
The Old Village School was built in Wells River, VT in 1874 as an outstanding representation of French Second Empire architecture. It served as the town school until 1967. In 1976, it was entered into the National Register of Historic…