Gift cards highlight Scott’s proposed $133 million economic recovery plan

A $150 gift card could soon be sent to every household in Vermont, Gov. Phil Scott announced Friday, as part of an economic recovery package to spend the remainder of the $1.25 billion allotted to Vermont under the federal CARES Act. At his twice-weekly press conference on Aug. 21, Scott said that the Legislature had been holding off on spending about $200 million of the CARES Act funding with the hope that Congress might change the rules on how it can be spent, to give states more flexibility. But as the r … (read more)

Survey takes local economic pulse

ADDISON COUNTY — The Addison County Recovery Team is going over the results of its survey of the local economy. The online survey garnered an impressive 275 responses from a diverse array of area business sectors, according to Fred Kenney, executive direc … (read more)

Selectboard discusses Middlebury’s economic recovery

MIDDLEBURY — In addition to talking about a central component of local economic activity — construction of the rail tunnel (see story) — the Middlebury selectboard at a Tuesday Zoom meeting discussed local and statewide economic recovery efforts aimed at … (read more)