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Vernon halts fiber optic work

By Mike Faher, as seen in the Brattleboro Reformer: http://www.reformer.com/stories/vernon-halts-fiber-optic-work,504885

VERNON — Despite years of planning and research, it appears that a high-speed fiber optic network isn't coming to Vernon anytime soon.

A committee that had been laying the groundwork for a municipally-owned fiber line disbanded earlier this month, citing a lack of interest and support among homeowners and businesses.

Lyndon’s Community Planning Meeting April 25

As seen in the Caledonian Record: http://www.caledonianrecord.com/news/local/lyndon-s-community-planning-m...

The Vermont Council on Rural Development will hold its last major session in the Lyndon Community Visit process on April 25. All residents of the town are welcome to the meeting at Lyndon Institute auditorium at 6 p.m. to help line up action plans to move priority projects forward.

Press Release: Pownal Selected as First Climate Economy Model Community

The Vermont Council on Rural Development (VCRD) joined with partners Green Mountain Power and Efficiency Vermont to announce that the town of Pownal was selected as the first to participate in the Climate Economy Model Communities Program. VCRD and town leaders will lead engagement to develop locally identified initiatives modeling state-of-the-art rural development in an age of climate change.

Clean Energy Jobs Attract Young Professionals to Vermont

Same Sun employee Jonathon Klos came to Vermont from Michigan to attend Green Mountain College. Instead of returning to Michigan, he stayed to take a job with Same Sun, a Rutland-based solar company. Today, he leads one of their two installation crews on many industrial, school, business, and residential arrays – including Jane and Bernie Sander’s home – and he is now house shopping and planning his life here in Vermont.

Wheeled Hand Tools: Carbon Free Tools to Lever, Lift, and Move

Wheeled Hand Tool Systems, Inc. was founded in 1978 to create solutions that reduce human impact on the environment. Recognizing the significant emissions that small engines generate, developer Gerry Hawkes,  a 7th  generation Vermonter, patented a wheeled hand tool system that can lever, lift, and move a wide variety of rocks, logs, timbers, and more that would normally require motorized equipment.

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