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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.

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.

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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