Communities

Get to Know Bennington, Vermont

Get to Know Bennington, Vermont

Nestled in southern Vermont, Bennington is an ideal home for those seeking more space in a bustling historic downtown. Among the most populous towns in Vermont, Bennington is home to an ...
Regional Spotlight: There’s Only One St. Johnsbury, Vermont

Regional Spotlight: There’s Only One St. Johnsbury, Vermont

Was it COVID, climate change, or just a yearning to be free from big city life? Whatever the reason, there has been a resurgence of interest in living, working, and playing in northeastern ...
Vermont’s Cultural Leaders: Ben Doyle

Vermont’s Cultural Leaders: Ben Doyle

YOUR NAME and TITLE:  Ben Doyle, President YOUR ORGANIZATION: Preservation Trust of Vermont YEAR YOU JOINED ORGANIZATION: 2020 MONTH/YEAR YOU WERE APPOINTED TO CURRENT POSITION: October ...
Vermonters Step Up to Bolster Face Mask Supply

Vermonters Step Up to Bolster Face Mask Supply

Even before the Department of Health’s recommendation for everyone to wear face coverings when venturing outdoors, Vermont businesses and individual Vermonters have stepped up in a big way to ...
Vermont’s Working Communities Challenge Winners

Vermont’s Working Communities Challenge Winners

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President Eric Rosengren and Governor Phil Scott announced that the Springfield area, Greater Barre, Lamoille County, and Winooski are the recipients of $300,000 ...
Rural Housing Gets a Boost

Rural Housing Gets a Boost

LYNDONVILLE—The need for quality and affordable housing in Caledonia county received some assistance this week as landlord Tyler Hebert received the first Re-Housing Recovery Program funds in the
Combating Food Insecurity, One Meal at a Time

Combating Food Insecurity, One Meal at a Time

Vermont’s commitment to local food runs deep. It’s no surprise then that one of the most successful and innovative programs to combat the one-two punch of closed businesses and increased food ...
Town Forests Bring Vermonters Together, Even While Social Distancing

Town Forests Bring Vermonters Together, Even While Social Distancing

In the era of COVID-19, Vermonters are particularly fortunate to live in a rural state where access to the outdoors is abundant. Even people living in Vermont’s largest city and the epicenter of ...
Vermonters Continue to Support Their Neighbors

Vermonters Continue to Support Their Neighbors

Vermonters have been working hard to slow the spread of COVID-19, and as hard as these times have been for everybody, the spirit of Vermont communities is alive and well. Vermonters are sticking ...

New Tools for Community Recovery

While Vermont faces significant challenges and decisions as we restart our economy and local communities, we are not alone. The pandemic and the resulting impacts are being felt across the globe.
Best Practice Strategies for Local Community Recovery

Best Practice Strategies for Local Community Recovery

Vermont communities are faced with an unprecedented challenge. The coronavirus pandemic has halted in-person municipal operations, limited or even shuttered business operations, and put ...
Montpelier Granite Works Site Cleans Up

Montpelier Granite Works Site Cleans Up

Brownfield clean-up will soon be underway at the former Montpelier Granite Works (MGW) site. This clean-up is made possible by the revolving loan funds (RLF) of the Agency of Commerce & ...