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Lyndon News February 2018 - Should Lyndon have a Rec Dept? Is better Internet coming? Co-working and Moon Glow Walks!
In February 2017, the Vermont Council on Rural Development conducted a series of community meetings out of which four community task force groups were formed to help shape the future of Lyndonville. The groups have met throughout the year and continue developing the ideas and goals. This community newsletter share updates from the four groups as of March 2018.
It’s sugaring season & sap’s running!
Lyndonville: Downtown Revitalization Groups Hoping For USDA Grant - Town Asked to Be Fiscal Agent for $100K Grant for Wifi, More
By Amy Ash Nixon as seen in the Caledonian Record: http://www.caledonianrecord.com/news/local/lyndonville-downtown-revitali...
LYNDONVILLE — The Economic Development task force that came out of last year’s Lyndon Community Visit with the Vermont Council on Rural Development is seeking a $100,000 USDA technology-focused grant to help add technology access, as well as technical assistance for village businesses.
Yeah, these are disturbing times.
During this period of political division and antagonism nationally—when the ideals of democracy are undermined and skepticism is rampant, and when social media blasts us with endless iterations of bad news—our own faith in the power and future of democracy can be challenged.
Maybe that’s healthy.
In 2017, VCRD brought its Community Visit process to Brighton/Island Pond where residents identified a number of action ideas for future progress in town. Since then, the community has been working to revitalize their town. Here are a couple of videos that showcase some of the unique aspects of town.
By Elizabeth Trail, as seen in the Barton Chronicle: https://bartonchronicle.com/ip-celebrates-winter-community/
ISLAND POND — Fat snowflakes drifted down over Island Pond as a line of snowmobilers waited their turn for the annual blessing of the snowmobiles.
By Susan Smallheer, as seen in the Rutland Herald: https://www.rutlandherald.com/articles/pittsford-cuts-village-farm-propo...
PITTSFORD — A community center and gathering place, community gardens and agricultural hub, and a commercial and retail location were chosen Thursday night by residents as their top priorities for the Village Farm, a former dairy farm that its new owners have offered to the community.
As seen in the US News & World Report: https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/vermont/articles/2018-02-10/town...
PITTSFORD, Vt. (AP) — Residents of a Vermont town are deciding what to do with a former dairy farm that is being offered to the town as a gift.
By Steve Maier, as seen in the Addison Independent: http://www.addisonindependent.com/201802community-forum-two-takes-climat...
This week’s Community Forum is by Middlebury resident Steve Maier, Chair of the Greater Middlebury Climate Economy Initiative