March, voters in Burlington will vote on a resolution that would oppose the shipment
of tar-sands oil across northeastern sections of the state. Now,
environmental activists want voters to put the issue on Town Meeting Day
ballots in other towns.
Town officials in Richmond
will consider the most likely emergencies and disasters that could strike Ripton,
and whether the town can identify those areas of the community most vulnerable
to those events.
Cities and towns are still adding up flood damage caused by Tropical
Storm Irene as they prepare to apply for federal disaster relief money. In Ripton, the select board says the total cost to town roads will exceed $100,000.
As towns across the
state work to rebuild transportation infrastructure devastated by Irene, one local official is warning
others to work closely with FEMA from the outset in their effort to recover the cost of those
U.S. Forest Service has improvement plans for some of its land in five towns in
the White River Valley. The
goal is to improve wildlife habitat, and networks of hiking trails and roads in
the area of the Green Mountain National
known as the Upper White River Area.