Peter Welch was at Wilderness Battlefield Monday expressing opposition to a
plan by Wal-Mart to build a super store on the historic Virginia site. The battlefield is where Confederate General
Robert E. Lee first met the Union’s Ulysses S. Grant.
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Hundreds of people
in Franklin County say they want a new Wal-Mart store built in St. Albans; Housing
advocates say Vermont has pioneered a way for families to finance a
purchase — and to keep the house forever affordable. It’s done through
land trust. One of the oldest land trusts in the country is in
Burlington, and its work is being recognized by the United Nations.
A plan to build a
160,000-square foot Wal-Mart store in St. Albans has been given the state land-use permit it needs to begin
The most recent
effort to build a Wal-Mart in St.
Albans goes back four years,
but the giant retailer has been eyeing the community as a location for one of
its stores for more than a decade.