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Pownal, Sunderland selected in e-Project

One of the first things the community will see from participation in the e-Vermont Project will be 50 Dell Netbooks assigned to the third and fourth graders at Pownal Elementary School.

Pownal and Sunderland are two of 12 communities statewide chosen to be a part of the project, which is funded by money from the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act through the Vermont Council on Rural Development, said James Boutin, chairman of the Pownal Communications and Image Committee.


Marlboro Community Visit Report - 2010

Marlboro Community VisitThrough the Community Visit process, Marlboro began planning for a Marlboro Community Center Building to serve as a connecting point for multiple groups in the community. They are also working to improve walkability and to expand bike and walking paths. Read the Report and Action Plan.

Also, check this out --> Marlboro resident Kelly Salasin captured the flavor (and fun) of all 3 community meetings through her tweets posted here:


Poultney, West Rutland in pilot computer program

Poultney and West Rutland will get new computers and other services as part of a pilot program run by the Vermont Council on Rural Development.

The Council announced earlier this month that the towns were two of the 12 chosen to participate in the "e-Vermont Community Broadband Project," a pilot program aimed at helping Vermont towns make better use of the Internet.

The two-year program, which will bring in 12 more towns next year, has $3.7 million in funding.

Cambridge an e-Community

As a culmination of a process which started more than a year ago, last week, the town of Cambridge was notified they will be one of 12 communities around the state accepted into a program designed to improve their online presence and capabilities.

Members of the Cambridge community worked with the Cambridge Planning Commission and helped to apply for the eVermont program. Together they wrote a proposal and solicited letters of support from various community organizations and businesses.

Farmers' Market approved for Adams Park

MANCHESTER - The Select Board unanimously approved the relocation of the Farmer's Market from the parks and recreation department to Adam's Park - the triangular park along Route 7A - on Tuesday.

"I was pleasantly surprised," said manager of the Farmer's Market Nicole Henry following the board's decision. "It was not a sure thing [going] into it."

The approval marks the culmination of approximately year long discussions between Manchester Town Manager John O'Keefe, planning director and zoning administrator Lee Krohn and Henry.


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