construction season gets under way, work is set to begin on the first phase of
the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail. When
complete, the trail will stretch across the breadth of Vermont, between St. Johnsbury and Swanton. But project organizers fear they won’t have the money
to get very far.
The head of a regional oil pipeline
company says he’s looking for new projects, including using the line to carry
controversial tar sands oil across northern New England.
The Legislature is reviewing
the pipeline issue amid national protests against a project that would carry tar
sands oil from western Canada to the Gulf
though Lamoille County is also home to many farms, food processed and packaged
hundreds or even thousands of miles away is often easier to obtain than food
grown, raised or produced locally. That’s why the town is working with a group
of volunteers to try and start a downtown food coop.
kids are getting out on the slopes this winter, thanks to learn-to-ski-and-ride
programs offered to local students at resorts across the state. The
low-cost programs are designed to be accessible to all Vermont school children.
In rural places like Morristown, it’s easy for
shoppers to hop online, or drive to a hub like Williston. It’s also not far to venture
across the border to New Hampshire to take advantage of chain-store promotions. But Morristown is home to around 75 locally
owned businesses. And this year they’re banding together to encourage shoppers
to stay close to home.
An unknown number of women
and Hispanic farmers in Vermont
may have been improperly denied loans over a nearly 20 year period, beginning in
1981. Now the Farm Service Agency
in Vermont is trying to get the word out to help some of these
farmers get the documents they need to apply for restitution.