A Shaftsbury-based waste hauler
has won state approval for a commercial composting operation in Bennington. Trevor Mance, the owner of TAM
Waste Management, says the Act 250 permit granted last week was the last
regulatory hurdle for the project.
An iconic Brattleboro building that was gutted by fire two years ago is
moving closer to making a comeback. Since 2011 the historic
Brooks House and its many storefronts and apartments have been a dark spot on Brattleboro’s Main Street.
According to a new economic
profile, more than half of Windham County’s population is at or near retirement age. And the
region lags behind the rest of Vermont and New
England in wages and job opportunities,
especially opportunities for younger workers.
The town of Windham has been in the news recently for its efforts to defend a provision in its town plan banning commercial wind projects. Despite those efforts, a major energy company recently won permission to build wind test towers in Windham and neighboring Grafton. Officials in Grafton have been silent on the issue, but that may be changing. VPR’s Susan Keese reports.
than a hundred people braved frigid temperatures Saturday to celebrate the
opening of the new Lower
Bartonsville covered bridge. The
single-lane, lattice-truss bridge is modeled on its 140 year old predecessor,
which was swept into the Williams River in Tropical Storm Irene.
During a public hearing on Wednesday, a commission reviewing Vermont’s approval process for power projects will likely hear from residents of Windham. Voters there revised their town plan years ago to ban commercial wind development.