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Community: Swanton on the Move
From the May 2016 newsletter of the Vermont Arts Council The arts are alive and growing in this small Franklin County town. In the first two months of 2015, the Vermont Council on Rural Development...
Swanton Community Visit Report - 2015
We completed our 3-month Community Visit process in Swanton. Read the Report and Action Plan. Community members identified 5 priority areas for future action: Expand Outdoor Recreation Opportunities...
Passion, energy at VCRD visit: Seventy gather, begin to build social capital
By MATTHEW PREEDOM, St. Albans Messenger: http://www.samessenger.com/ SWANTON — The smiles were wide and the energy high Wednesday at the third and final community visit from the Vermont Council on...
Swanton gets fix on future: Meeting selects 4 ideas for community action
By Elodie Reed, St. Albans Messenger: http://www.samessenger.com/community-swanton-gets-fix-on-future/ SWANTON — For a town looking to come together as a community to better itself, Swanton seems...
And now is the time to watch Swanton grow
St. Albans Town has Walmart and two growth districts open for development. St. Albans City is in the homestretch in its effort to rebuild its downtown through a $41 million building project. Now,...
Swanton Community to Set Priorities for Action on March 5th
All members of the Swanton Community are invited to participate in the second phase of the Vermont Council on Rural Development’s (VCRD) Community Visit to the Swanton. The meeting, to be held on...
Swanton Community Visit Day - January 28th
On Wednesday, January 28th, all members of the Swanton community are invited to participate in a series of forums in town to share their concerns and ideas. VCRD will bring a team of federal, state,...
Swanton residents will have their say: VCRD visit aims to prioritize wants and needs
By MICHELLE MONROE, St. Albans Messenger SWANTON — The Vermont Council on Rural Development (VCRD) this month will make a community visit here. Among the issues certain to face discussion are hopes...
Keeping The Youth in Vermont
I’ve been struck by census data on rural communities that shows that some rural towns across the country are rapidly urbanizing and others are losing population, especially young people. Vermont is...
Back to the land in Vermont … again? Some see strong signs
Monty Fischer, the energetic director of the nonprofit Center for an Agricultural Economy, is responsible for helping to spur local food initiatives in Hardwick. The center is an educational...