A Vermont social media service that used to be free has begun to ask
larger municipal governments to buy a subscription for custom access.
Town officials need to decide whether the service known as Front Porch
Forum is worth paying for to reach constituents.
As federal and state resources continue to dry up, in Vermont, where there’s a strong independent streak, many
cities and towns are trying to consolidate their basic services while also
maintaining local autonomy.
Many Vermont towns will take up the hot-button national issue of corporate
personhood. But some say it has no place at their meetings because it is
a national issue and they’ve got plenty else to worry about.
The Select Board in Essex has voted
to suspend the sale of non-residential passes to a 575-acre community
park for the 2012 season after receiving a number of complaints about
overcrowding and trail degradation.