The program pushes landlords to convert short-term rentals to long-term rentals and encourages accessory dwelling units.
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People are turning down Vermont job offers because they cannot find housing
Hearing hirees say “no” to job offers because they are giving up on their house search is a problem recruiters are facing in state and municipal government, nonprofit organizations and businesses.
After Horizon’s departure, local dairy farmers officially switch to Organic Valley
In March, Organic Valley announced it would take on many of the farmers dropped by Horizon and Maple Hill, which cut off another 46 farmers in New York. Those contracts began on Wednesday.
Vermont is pouring millions into manufactured homes and mobile home parks
“They are a very affordable source of housing that receives very little in ongoing public investment to maintain that affordability,” said Josh Hanford, Vermont’s commissioner of housing.
Nonprofit group plans aviation apprenticeship program in Franklin County
Habitat for Aviation’s building in Highgate would house what founder Beth White called a first-of-its kind apprenticeship program: local young people could learn to service both conventional and electric planes.
On one Vermont dairy farm, the farmers churn but the devotion endures
A brother-and-sister duo have worked with animals since they were children, but they only had the idea of starting their own farm in May 2020. This summer, their butter will finally be ready for sale.
Vermont lodging industry looks to rebound after 2 years of pandemic struggles
Hotel bookings appear to be strong for the summer. A small bed-and-breakfast in southern Vermont tells a different story.
Back on track: Vermonters celebrate the return of passenger rail service to Burlington
“This has been a very long time coming indeed,” said Joe Flynn, secretary of the state’s Agency of Transportation.
Burlington mainstay Sweetwaters to close after Labor Day
Farmhouse Group is buying the restaurant located on the Church Street Marketplace for 41 years and moving in an Italian eatery.
For now, Vermont’s revenues keep climbing. But economists predict a slowdown next year.
“This is one of the best bad forecasts that we’ve ever presented,” Tom Kavet, the Legislature’s economist, told the governor and top lawmakers on Thursday.
GlobalFoundries plant in Essex Junction likely to benefit from bill passed by Congress
Some $52 billion would fund research and commercialization of advanced chip technology, some of which is being conducted at the Vermont facility.
Vermont Conversation: Will local news survive?
The Community News Service at The University of Vermont thinks it has an answer to this growing blight: student journalists.
Hartford Zoning Board kills Upper Valley Haven’s low-barrier homeless shelter plan
The plan called for building a 20-bed shelter open to nearly any adult, including those under the influence of drugs and alcohol. The shelter would have been built on land purchased from neighboring St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.
LandAir trucking company files for bankruptcy
The company told the Vermont Department of Labor it has fewer than 50 Vermont employees.