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Pownal Business Network plans launch meeting, website
By Jim Therrian, as seen in the Bennington Banner: http://www.benningtonbanner.com/stories/pownal-business-network-plans-la... POWNAL — A new business support group called the Pownal Business...
Empower Pownal Report - 2017
Pownal was the first community to participate in VCRD's Climate Economy Model Community Program (CEMCP), named Empower Pownal. CEMCP is community-driven process with local leaders, VCRD, Green...
Our opinion: Time for other voices to be heard in Pownal
Editorial as seen in the Bennington Banner: http://www.benningtonbanner.com/stories/our-opinion-time-for-other-voice... Well, we've heard from those Pownal residents pushing a libertarianistic...
Fear of empowerment: In a Vermont town, goal of ‘climate economy’ draws support, resistance
By Evan Lawrence, as seen in the Hill Country Observer: http://www.hillcountryobserver.com/2017news/sept2017pownal.htm POWNAL, Vt. - This spring, the rural town of Pownal became the first in Vermont...
Amid controversy, residents decide on five town projects
By Jim Therrien, as seen in the Bennington Banner: http://www.benningtonbanner.com/stories/amid-controversy-residents-decid...POWNAL — About 120 town residents whittled down a list of proposed...
Pownal's opportunity to lead
By Ted Brady, as seen in the Bennington Banner: http://www.benningtonbanner.com/stories/pownals-opportunity-to-lead,514507 Rural economies across America are struggling to recover from the Great...
Pownal program not something to fear
As seen in the Bennington Banner: http://www.benningtonbanner.com/stories/pownal-program-not-something-to-... Some Pownal residents are highly suspicious of the intent of the Vermont Council on...
Some object to Pownal initiative, call for town vote
As seen in vtdigger.org: https://vtdigger.org/2017/07/21/object-pownal-initiative-call-town-vote/ POWNAL — Vermont’s southwestern-most town in April became the first selected by a statewide program...
Empower Pownal Community Meeting – July 25
On Tuesday, July 25, all members of the Pownal community are invited to participate in the 2nd step of the Empower Pownal process. The session will be held from 6:30 to 9:00 PM at the American Legion...
Empowering Pownal: Meeting draws over 100
By Jim Therrien, as seen in the Bennington Banner: http://www.benningtonbanner.com/stories/empowering-pownal-meeting-draws-... POWNAL — More than 100 residents turned out for the launch of Empower...
Empower Pownal invites the full community to a free lunch and kick-off to set direction for the future
On Saturday June 24th all members of the Pownal community are invited to the Empower Pownal kick-off event at the American Legion. This event is kicks off a process for residents to identify and...
First ‘climate economy’ town begins charting its course
As seen in vtdigger.org: https://vtdigger.org/2017/05/14/first-climate-economy-town-begins-charti... POWNAL — About 30 residents turned out last week to begin planning how to foster a healthy local...
First Climate Community initiative launched in Pownal
By Jim Therrien, as seen in the Bennington Banner: http://www.benningtonbanner.com/stories/first-climate-community-initiati... POWNAL — The Vermont Council on Rural Development launched its first...
Pownal chosen as first climate economy model community
As seen in Business Vermont of the Rutland Herald/Times Argus: http://www.businessvermont.com/pownal-chosen-as-first-climate-economy-mo... POWNAL — Shannon Barsotti, Pownal Planning Commission...
First model climate economy town
By Jim Therrian, as seen in the Bennington Banner: http://www.benningtonbanner.com/stories/first-model-climate-economy-town... POWNAL — Pownal has been selected as the first Vermont town to receive...
Press Release: Pownal Selected as First Climate Economy Model Community
The Vermont Council on Rural Development (VCRD) joined with partners Green Mountain Power and Efficiency Vermont to announce that the town of Pownal was selected as the first to participate in the...
e-Vermont broadband effort benefited towns
Putting broadband to work for Vermont was the directive of e-Vermont, an initiative seeking to expand access to and make better use of high speed Internet throughout all parts of the state. Locally,...
Grant gives local libraries electronic gear
POWNAL -- Two local libraries received thousands of dollars worth of electronic equipment Tuesday from the e-Vermont grant program. The Solomon Wright Public Library in Pownal and the Martha...
e-Vermont efforts work out well for four county towns
...Fourth and fifth graders at the Fisher Elementary School received 53 notebook computers, along with personnel to train both students and teachers in their usage. Woodrow said it was more than just...
Cracking the netbooks: Arlington, Pownal students newly equipped
The holidays are over, but you wouldn’t know it sitting in the Fisher Elementary fourth and fifth grade classrooms Monday. As part of the e-Vermont Community Broadband Project, the students received...
Vermont Towns Vie for Next Round of EVermont Broadband Assistance
Earlier this year, the federal government announced that Vermont would receive the nation’s largest per-capita share of federal stimulus money — more than $170 million — to expand high-speed Internet...
Netbooks expected in Pownal
POWNAL - Technology was the topic of much of the conversation at a recent Pownal school board meeting, at which an update on new student netbooks was given, as well as information about an...
e-Vermont Community: Pownal
e-Vermont initiatives in Pownal were spearheaded by a team representing Pownal’s school, library, businesses, government and interested citizens.  In one short year, the team succeeded in bringing...
Pownal selected for e-Vermont project
POWNAL, Vt. -- Pownal is one of 12 communities statewide chosen to be a part of the e-Vermont Project, which is funded by money from the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act through the Vermont...
Pownal, Sunderland selected in e-Project
One of the first things the community will see from participation in the e-Vermont Project will be 50 Dell Netbooks assigned to the third and fourth graders at Pownal Elementary School. Pownal and...
12 communities selected to pilot e-Vermont project
A dozen rural communities across the state will receive digital tools and in-depth training as the initial participants in the new e-Vermont Community Broadband Project. The twelve will benefit from...
Pownal Community Visit Report - 2006
Through the Community Visit Process, Pownal established a Housing Task Force that built a mobile home tenants association andplanned for an affordable housing project. It also developed community...