Down By The Waterside

Last week the House passed a bill which would require all new construction within 250 feet of a lake shoreline to get a permit. We’ll discuss the pros and cons of lake-shore development restrictions.

Burlington residents worried about proposed development

Most of the area along Lake Champlain, north of downtown Burlington, was farmland into the early 1900s. Now, on one of the last remaining farmsteads, there’s a proposal for 250-units for senior housing. As VPR’s Ross Sneyd reports, residents on Appletree Point fear their neighborhood could be overwhelmed.

Killington considers local option tax

Killington residents will vote tomorrow on whether or not to create a 1% local option tax on rooms and meals, sales and alcohol. Proponents believe it will raise funds vital for economic development. But critics – including Killington ski resort – say the tax is misguided.

Economic Development in the Northeast Kingdom

We broadcast live from the Northeast Kingdom with a look at the region’s economic development plans with Senator Vince Illuzzi and regional planner Steve Patterson. Then we talk with sibling writers Leland Kinsey and Natalie Kinsey-Warnock about what inspires them to write about the Kingdom.