The resident behind the requests under Vermont’s open records law said the situation could have been avoided if town staff or Selectboard members had answered questions from residents about town operations.
The “energy district,” as it’s called, consists of the towns of Barnard, Bradford, Norwich, Sharon, Strafford, Thetford and Woodstock.
Norwich is now the fourth Upper Valley town needing to hire a new police chief, following Hartford, Springfield and Claremont, New Hampshire.
Holcombe told VTDigger on Tuesday that the Legislature’s unprecedented level of turnover — particularly among leadership in its powerful money committees — and the state’s crisis of affordability prompted her to return to politics.
Norwich Solar Technologies would develop both of the 500-kilowatt arrays.
In SAU 70, a school district on the Vermont-New Hampshire border, transgender students can keep their gender identity confidential. Now, a group of anonymous parents is challenging that policy.
Some residents are raising concerns about the impact on wildlife and recreation from the project, which would require clearing 8.2 acres of largely forested land.
A state law allowing cities and towns to adopt their own mask mandates has led to a patchwork of rules that often differ from one community to the next.
Historical trails and forest roads that were never officially authorized intersect with the AT, and in recent years mountain bikers cut more trails. That activity drew the attention of AT management to unauthorized offshoots from the iconic hiking corridor.
The Upper Valley Land Trust is negotiating leases with two farmers who plan to graze animals and grow forage on farmland surrounding the home of the Norwich Farm Creamery.
Complicating the situation is the. interrelated nature of the Dresden School District, the bistate district including Hanover, New Hampshire, and Norwich, Vermont, that was founded in the 1960s.
The same factors that have led to wealthier suburbs surrounding poorer cities nationally — school quality, condition of housing stock, municipal services and taxes — are also present in Vermont.
Many child care centers in the Twin States are dealing with pressures around the tight labor market and training requirements for workers.
Local and regional planning officials are coming into conflict over approaches to development.