Town reports windstorm damage

Towns have been reporting incurred costs to the Chittenden Regional Planning Commission following the windstorm late last month, and state and federal teams have been moving from county to county to assess damage. This joint preliminary damage assessment conducted by …  Read more

Milton dispatch part of 9-town study

Milton’s emergency dispatch services may be in for a change. The town is one of nine municipalities taking part in an implementation study by the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission, CCRPC executive director Charlie Baker said. Following municipal budget pressures, …  Read more

VNA: Living until you die

Donni Caggiano quietly slipped into the hallway at the McClure-Miller VNA Respite House last Tuesday. Her mother, lying in a mechanized bed, turned her head slightly. Her eyes fluttered open, then firmly shut. “Today is a bad day,” Caggiano said, …  Read more

VNA: Home away from home

Yvonne Bourque has spent several years with the Visiting Nurse Association’s Adult Day program. The 85-year-old first worked as a cook at the former Williston site, preparing daytime meals for adults of all ages and cognitive abilities. When Bourque’s aging …  Read more

Growing pains

Lorrie Ploof has big plans for the playroom in her Essex home-based childcare program. The “Curious George” theme was fun for a while, she said, but the four kiddos in her care far prefer pirates now. During naptime, Ploof walked …  Read more

Energy siting goes local

New legislation gives towns more say in where wind and solar energy projects are built as the state ramps up local energy production in pursuit of ambitious renewable energy goals. But for towns to take advantage of their increased voice …  Read more

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