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Focusing on opportunities, challenges


MANCHESTER - More than 300 people from Manchester and the surrounding area participated in nine different discussions on Monday, part of a "Community Visit" organized by the Vermont Council on Rural Development.

The nine topics of discussion around the future of Manchester were Tourism and Transportation, Housing, Downtown, Poverty, Expanding Economic Opportunity, Working Landscape, Food and Sustainability, Defining Authentic Manchester, Opportunities in Education, and Arts, Recreation and Nightlife.

The Vermont Council on Rural Development, or VCRD, is a non-profit organization that supports locally-defined progress of Vermont's rural communities. ...READ MORE

By Dylan Baker, Manchester Journal