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Pierce Store Opens Under New Owners | Rutland Herald

  • September 7, 2009

By Bruce Edwards STAFF WRITER | September 07, 2009 SHREWSBURY — It would make Marjorie Pierce proud and then some. After a long hiatus, the general store that bears the family name and was the hub of this small community of 1,100 for more…

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W.E. Pierce store in North Shrewsbury, Vt. | Boston.com

  • January 15, 2008

"The Preservation Trust of Vermont inherited the W.E. Pierce store in North Shrewsbury, Vt., and invested $300,000 in repairs. The organization is now offering the store -- for free -- to someone who will reopen the store to supply residents…

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What Makes A Great Village?

  • August 30, 2007
What makes a great village? That was the question we posed to the participants in the first annual Village Center Retreat at the Grand Isle Lake House in the summer of 2007.
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On the Importance of Gathering Places

  • September 10, 2005
The Preservation Trust of Vermont is committed to spending the next twenty-five years protecting the character of Vermont and strengthening the vitality of our communities. This is not about “pickling” Vermont, it’s about finding smart ways to grow and building on the essential qualities of the state. It’s about being good stewards of the Vermont we cherish.
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Doing It Vermont’s Way

  • December 15, 2004
If Wal-Mart built appropriate scaled stores in downtowns, we all would benefit. Consumers would have access to the nation's largest retailer. We would have a healthy mix of locally owned stores and national chains. Downtowns would be reinvigorated. The trend toward sprawl into the countryside would be reversed. Communities would maintain their tax base. Retail jobs will not be lost.
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