Smart meter technology allows customers to save electricity, and gives utilities the ability to respond quickly to power outages. But the wireless meters have also raised health and privacy concerns, and now voters in several southern Vermont towns will get a chance to weigh in at next month’s town meetings.
he Vermont House has quickly advanced a bill that would save money for towns hard-hit by Tropical Storm Irene. The bill allows towns to defer their education tax payments to the state until late February.
Developers who hope to build a Hampton
Inn in Manchester’s historic village have
scaled down their plans for an 80-room hotel. The developer has
already won town permission to demolish a defunct inn on the site.
The mattress manufacturing company that
plans to relocate to Manchester is in a tax dispute
with its current home in Hoosick, New York. Officials there say WCW
Inc. owes more than a million dollars in unpaid taxes. But Manchester sees little cause for
A New York company that makes mattresses for
hotels and hospitals is moving its operations to Manchester.
WCW Incorporated, which employs just over 100
people, is currently located in three buildings in Hoosick , New
York. It also has a call center in Bennington.