We completed our 3-month Community Visit process in Vernon. Read the Report and Action Plan. Community members identified 3 priority areas and built task forces to take action to: Develop the Riverfront and Improve Trails and Outdoor Recreation; Build a Community Store and Café; and Enhance the Village Center. Vernon community members also recognized the importance of the current efforts of the Vernon Planning and Economic Development Commission and chose to support their continued work on key economic and business development initiatives including: Develop a Business Incubator; Improve Fiber Optic Networks; and Build a Utility Scale Energy Project. Visit http://vtrural.org/town/vernon for stories and news about our work with Vernon.
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By Mike Faher, vtdigger.org: http://vtdigger.org/2016/09/14/vernons-power-production-future-debated/
VERNON - As residents try to imagine Vernon's energy future, some say the former nuclear town should think small.
In 2013, VCRD ran a Community Visit process in Manchester. One of the priorities chosen by the town was to "Redevelop the Riverside and Open a Riverwalk." We're so happy to see this story sharing the progress so far.
As heard on Vermont Public Radio. Listen to the story here: http://digital.vpr.net/post/fill-void-left-vermont-yankee-vernon-looks-n...
Energy leaders from across the state met in Vernon this week to help the town plan for life after Vermont Yankee.
On Tuesday, October 4th 2016, all members of the Brighton community are invited to participate in a series of forums in town to share their concerns and ideas. VCRD will bring a team of close to 20 federal, state, business, nonprofit, and philanthropic leaders who will listen to residents and will return in months ahead to the community with recommendations, ideas and support in developing action plans and funding strategies. Click HERE for the schedule of the day.
As seen on The Commons: http://www.commonsnews.org/site/site05/story.php?articleno=15418&page=1#...
VERNON—Is a general store in the town’s future?
At least 175 residents think so, according to information provided by Annette Roydon, chair of the Store Committee, which was formed after the first few community visits from the Vermont Council for Rural Development.
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