We completed our 3-month Community Visit process in Lyndon. Read the Report and Action Plan. Community members identified 4 priority areas for future action: Support business growth and economic development; Establish a unified recreation program and build a Lyndon community and recreation center; Build a formal school, college, and community partnership; and Revitalize downtown businesses and storefronts. Visit http://vtrural.org/town/lyndon for stories and news about our work with Lyndon.
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As seen in vtdigger.org: https://vtdigger.org/2017/05/14/first-climate-economy-town-begins-charti...
POWNAL — About 30 residents turned out last week to begin planning how to foster a healthy local economy in an era of climate change.
Pownal is the first town in the Climate Economy Model Communities initiative of the Vermont Council on Rural Development.
Middlebury is up next, said Paul Costello, executive director of the council.
By Jim Therrien, as seen in the Bennington Banner: http://www.benningtonbanner.com/stories/first-climate-community-initiati...
POWNAL — The Vermont Council on Rural Development launched its first Climate Economy Model Communities initiative Tuesday in Pownal, with about 30 residents turning out to begin planning for a series of public forums.
Hear VCRD Executive Director Paul Costello's perspective about changes and progress in the state technologically, economically, and culturally as he speaks with Tom Torti, President, Lake Champlain Regional Chamber (0:28 minutes).
Local Economy, Downtown, Recreation Are Among Lyndon Priorities, School-Community Partnerships Focus, Too
By Amy Ash Nixon as seen in the Caledonian Record: http://www.caledonianrecord.com/news/local/local-economy-downtown-recrea...
LYNDON — The three-part Lyndon Community Visit Process brought to town through the Vermont Council on Rural Development (VCRD) concluded this week, with the final session at Lyndon Institute on Tuesday evening.
As seen in the vtdigger.org: https://vtdigger.org/2017/04/18/dan-hoxworth-fighting-poverty-climate-ch...
Editor’s note: This commentary is by Dan Hoxworth, the executive director of Capstone Community Action and a member of the Vermont Climate Economy Action Team.
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.
By Chris Mays, as seen in the Brattleboro Reformer: http://www.reformer.com/stories/retreat-farm-presents-multi-year-plan,50...
BRATTLEBORO — The Retreat Farm recently unveiled a multi-year plan that calls for collaboration between organizations across different industries.