Archive - Jun 2010
BRISTOL — The town of Bristol will continue to revise its bylaws with a $12,350 grant it received this last from the state Municipal and Regional Planning Fund. With the grant money, Bristol will partner with Smart Growth Vermont, a nonprofit organization, to incorporate as much community input as possible into the process of rewriting its bylaws.
This year, the Municipal and Regional Planning Fund awarded a total of $347,291 to 38 towns across the state, including Vergennes. The fund, which was established in 1988, supports municipal planning and development.
In late March, a little noticed, almost unreported event took place in the Middle East. The government of Qatar forced out the moderate leadership of one of Islam’s most popular, moderate websites and is reshaping it into a religiously more conservative media outlet. They have started by running news releases instead of the moderate and diverse content that the site, IslamOnline, was known for.
In the first multimedia profile of the "Making a life in Addison County" series, Derrick Dykstra, 28, explains what motivates him to work long hours on his New Haven dairy farm. After high school, Dykstra worked construction in Pennsylvania before coming back a few years ago to the farm his family has operated for three generations. He is one of 7,000 adults between the ages of 20 and 34 in Addison County.
This week we’re picking:
Edible flowers (nasturtium, Johnny jump-ups, chives)
Greens (beet, mustard, broccoli rabe, fenugreek, radicchio)
Herbs (basil, parsley, mint, tarragon, oregano, marjoram, epazote, chives, thyme)
NEW HAVEN — A team of Winooski-based engineers is proposing to build one of the state’s largest solar farms on a 40-acre portion of a 180-acre parcel on the west side of Route 7, across from the Hill Top RV Center in New Haven.
The proposed project, on land owned by Albert and Gail Freyer, would feature 178 ground-mounted solar trackers with photovoltaic panels capable of harvesting enough energy to power 500 homes annually. It would also include an organic farm operation calling for sheep and goats to graze near the high-tech equipment.
Editor’s note — You’ve seen the headlines, you’ve heard the personal stories from friends and neighbors: Vermont needs to create more opportunities for its young people or else they will leave the state. But many young adults choose to stay here and many others return after a few years away.