ANWSD to host forum on future challenges

VERGENNES — Area school district residents wanting to understand their school’s financial and demographic challenges can participate in a Dec. 8 online presentation from 6:30 to 8 p.m. to learn about upcoming problems and options to resolve them. That online forum will be followed by small-group discussions and will include Addison Northwest School District reconfiguration and a possible merger with the Mount Abraham Unified School District.  The meeting, run by the ANWSD board’s Community Engagement Commit … (read more)

County forum sizes up steps to COVID recovery

ADDISON COUNTY — When state leaders convened a COVID-19 recovery forum in Addison County in September, two major themes emerged: Local networks are strong, but fatigue is setting in. “I think there was real excitement about how hard we’ve all worked toget … (read more)

Bristol talk focuses on town police department

BRISTOL — Many of the nearly 60 people who participated in Monday night’s Community Conversation on Bristol Policing expressed support and appreciation for the Bristol Police Department.  Many also came with questions and concerns for Bristol Police Chief … (read more)

Bristol eyes community talk about policing

BRISTOL — Bristol residents who wish to learn more about the policies, practices and culture of the Bristol Police Department will soon get the chance to share their questions and concerns with BPD Chief Bruce Nason and other town officials. The selectboa … (read more)

Ilsley to host forum on single-use plastic ban

MIDDLEBURY — Everyone interested in reducing the amount of plastic in our environment — and anyone else who uses disposable plastics in Vermont — is invited to a program called “A Campaign to Stop Single Use Plastics: A Forum on Next Steps in Combating Pl … (read more)

Learn to turn your art into income at free forum

MIDDLEBURY — Want to know how to turn your clay pots into groceries? Come to the Middlebury Studio School’s new forum series for artists who want to sell their creations, on Friday, Feb. 28, from 6-8 p.m. The evening session is free and open to all. Panel … (read more)

Bristol selectboard candidates to gather

BRISTOL — The League of Women Voters this month is giving Bristol residents a chance to meet candidates for the Bristol selectboard and ask them questions. On Friday, Feb. 21, at 7 p.m., the organization will host “Meet the Candidates, a Bristol Selectboa … (read more)

MAUSD budget forum set for Jan. 22

BRISTOL — The Mount Abraham Unified School District board will host a public forum on the status of the district-wide budget on Wednesday, Jan. 22. The MAUSD board plans to adopt a budget proposal on the following Tuesday, Jan. 28. On Town Meeting Day, Ma … (read more)

Conservation forum set for Nov. 2

BRISTOL — How can community members step up and care for the key parts of our local environment that we all share? That’s the question behind a community gathering to be hosted by Vermont Family Forests in Bristol on Saturday, Nov. 2.  In Caring for our H … (read more)