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By Katelyn Barcellos, as seen in the Rutland Herald: http://www.rutlandherald.com/articles/proctor-gets-some-help-helping-its...
PROCTOR — The Vermont Council on Rural Development is calling all residents, entrepreneurs and skilled people to a meeting of the minds May 16 to discuss the future of the once-bountiful Marble Capital of Vermont: Proctor.
We completed our 3-month Community Visit process in Newport. Read the Report and Action Plan. Community members identified 4 priority areas for future action: Enhance and Market the Newport Tourism Experience; Support and Attract Businesses and Entrepreneurs; Expand Community Events and Celebrations; and Improve and Coordinate Health and Wellness Services and Early Childhood Care and Education. Visit http://vtrural.org/town/newport for stories and news about our work with Newport.
As seen in the Randolph Herald: https://www.ourherald.com/articles/chelsea-community-charting-vision-for...
On Saturday, April 21, over 60 people came together in Chelsea to chart a vision for the future of a community store and gathering place. Together, participants built a task force with the goal of advancing this concept to a reality in partnership with the Chelsea community.
Letter to the editor as seen in the Randolph Herald: https://www.ourherald.com/articles/chelsea-planning-for-its-future/
Articles in the Herald earlier this year talked about Chelsea residents’ concerns about the future of our beautiful little town with the closing of several key businesses: the restaurant, the pizza place, the largest grocery store, the latter two taking with them the only gas pumps in town.
By Susan Smallheer, as seen in the Rutland Herald: https://www.rutlandherald.com/articles/wallingford-eyes-future-of-histor...
WALLINGFORD — There may not be a town green, but the old Odd Fellows building could be the next best thing, several residents said Thursday during the Wallingford Community Visit organized by the Vermont Council on Rural Development.
WALLINGFORD— On April 26, all members of the Wallingford community are invited to kick off the Wallingford Community Visit process, an opportunity for residents to actively participate in examining issues, deciding their top priorities and developing concrete action plans for community and economic development.
By SUSAN SMALLHEER as seen in the Rutland Herald: https://www.rutlandherald.com/articles/wallingford-set-for-brainstorming...
WALLINGFORD — Residents are invited to come for dinner later this month to kick off the Wallingford Community Visit Day, a collaboration between the town and the Vermont Council for Rural Development.
By Ed Damon, as seen in the Bennington Banner: http://www.benningtonbanner.com/stories/select-board-backs-renewed-arts-...
BENNINGTON — Leaders behind a newly energized Bennington Area Arts Council have the support of the Select Board.
Members voted unanimously this week to renew the organization's designation as the official arts council for the town.