Ferrisburgh backs ARPA funds for Maple Broadband expansion

By a 3-2 vote, the board backed what was town residents’ top choice in a fall survey on how the board should use its ARPA allocation.

Ferrisburgh mulls ARPA funds use

Maple Broadband, the nonprofit devoted to bringing high-speed internet to rural areas in 20 Addison County towns, emerged as the favorite target for Ferrisburgh’s $804,000 of American Rescue Plan Act funds.

City water district eyes ARPA funding

Officials from the Vergennes-Panton Water District are researching the extent and cost of needed upgrades to the water lines that serve more than 5,500 customers in five communities.

Ferrisburgh to survey residents on how to spend ARPA funds

Ferrisburgh residents will have two ways to weigh in on how their town will spend the $804,000 of federal American Rescue Plan Act funding it has been awarded.

Ferrisburgh to survey residents on how to spend ARPA funds

FERRISBURGH — Ferrisburgh residents will have two ways to weigh in on how their town will spend the $804,000 of federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding it has been awarded through that federal legislation approved this past spring.The Ferrisburgh … (read more)

Ferrisburgh considers water, broadband for ARPA money

FERRISBURGH — The Ferrisburgh selectboard last week decided to wait before making a contribution from its federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding to county nonprofit internet provider Maple Broadband. But this week Board Chair Jessica James said s … (read more)

Bristol considering ARPA fund choices

BRISTOL — Bristol officials have begun brainstorming ways to spend the $1,148,473 in federal COVID relief funding the town has been designated to receive through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).ARPA is a $1.9 trillion economic stimulus package passed … (read more)

Vergennes-area towns eye pandemic funding

VERGENNES — A city sewer system upgrade, broadband expansion and records digitization are among possibilities as officials in Vergennes and its neighboring towns begin to look how to use the collective total of roughly $2.3 million they will receive in Am … (read more)

MAUSD and 5-towns net $7.5M in COVID relief

BRISTOL — The five towns of northeast Addison County — Bristol, Lincoln, Monkton, New Haven and Starksboro — as well as the Mount Abraham Unified School District are in line for roughly $7.5 million in combined COVID-19 relief funding. More than $6 millio … (read more)

Small towns eye COVID money

PANTON — Panton Selectboard chair Howard Hall is looking forward to a “Christmas bonus” that his rural, creekside town on the western edge of Addison County expects to receive in June. But that gift — as much as $200,000 from the federal government’s Amer … (read more)

Editorial: How to spend billions wisely

In any normal year, the task facing the Legislature and the governor’s administration is how to accomplish too many objectives without enough money. The legislative and administrative process is to analyze the known needs, prioritize them and allocate fun … (read more)

Middlebury nets COVID relief funds

MIDDLEBURY — U.S. Rep. Peter Welch figuratively applied a little salve to Middlebury’s municipal and educational pandemic wounds on Tuesday evening with news of federal recovery grants: $2.57 million for the town, and $3.14 million for the Addison Central … (read more)

ANWSD receives federal funds, awaits guidance

VERGENNES — Like other school districts in the county, state and nation, the Addison Northwest School District has received and will continue to receive federal funding to help the district — and its students and staff — recover from the impacts of the CO … (read more)

Vergennes eyes $750K in COVID funds

VERGENNES — Vergennes will soon receive the first half of $756,383 in federal COVID-19 aid from the American Rescue Plan Act, Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., told the Vergennes City Council on Tuesday. The Addison Northwest School District will also receive $1.7 … (read more)

American Rescue Plan brings billions to Vt.

VERMONT — Congress has passed and the President on March 11 signed the next COVID relief legislation allocating $1.9 trillion for relief. The new law is known as the American Rescue Plan Act, or ARPA. Vermont Congressman Peter Welch spoke to the Vergennes … (read more)