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State aid 'helps pay the bills' for construction -- Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development sends more than $300,000 in tax credits to four projects in county

By Wendy Levy, as seen on The Commons: http://www.commonsnews.org/site/site05/story.php?articleno=26856&page=1

By Wendy M. Levy/The Commons

BRATTLEBORO—The Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development (ACCD) has awarded more than $300,000 in tax credits to four projects in southeastern Vermont.

Vermont seizes climate change economic growth and resource renewal opportunities -- Accel-VT invites entrepreneurs from across North America to solve electric grid challenges and accelerate business growth in Vermont

BURLINGTON, Vt., Sept. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- As national environmental protections are deregulated and challenges presented by climate change become more widely recognized, Vermont positions itself as the state where climate change and resource renewal can spark business growth and economic development.  

Middlebury residents concerned about climate change, but differ on what to do about it

By Lou Varricchio, as seen on True North Reports: http://truenorthreports.com/middlebury-residents-differ-on-response-to-c...

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. — A meeting held Monday on “creating a climate economy” revealed that Middlebury residents are concerned about climate change but differ on what to do locally in response.

Fear of empowerment: In a Vermont town, goal of ‘climate economy’ draws support, resistance

By Evan Lawrence, as seen in the Hill Country Observer: http://www.hillcountryobserver.com/2017news/sept2017pownal.htm

POWNAL, Vt. - This spring, the rural town of Pownal became the first in Vermont to embark on a new planning initiative aimed at helping communities prepare for climate change and diminishing fossil-fuel supplies.

Supporters say the project, which they’ve dubbed Empower Pownal, will help the town take control of its future while providing new tools for economic development.

'Now or never': Family to open general store in Vernon

By Chris Mays, as seen in the Brattleboro Reformer: http://www.reformer.com/stories/now-or-never-family-to-open-general-stor...

VERNON — Residents missing the community store need worry no longer.

Construction is visible at 67 Governor Hunt Rd., where a mobile home is being made into Cold Brook Ice Cream & General Store.

"We've been without a store for five years," said Dana Macaluso, store manager. "It's just ... we miss it."

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