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Vernon eyes Vermont Yankee property
By Mike Faher, as seen on vtdigger.org: https://vtdigger.org/2016/10/14/vernon-eyes-vy-property/ VERNON — Town officials see an “amazing opportunity” in potential reuse of Vermont Yankee property,...
A cup of cheer: Vernon's Community Café debuts in Town Hall lobby
By Wendy M. Levy, as seen in The Commons: http://www.commonsnews.org/site/site05/story.php?articleno=15690&page=1#... VERNON—A group of locals trying to open a community café are so intent on...
Vernon committee finds 'interim' space for community store
By Chris Mays, as seen in the Brattleboro Reformer: http://www.reformer.com/latestnews/ci_30410266/vernon-committee-finds-in... VERNON — A committee exploring the prospects for opening a community...
Paul Costello Commentary: Vernon is building its future
All Vermonters know that the town has taken a hard blow with the decommissioning of Vermont Yankee. The closure has had direct economic impacts on jobs, employee relocations, declining home values,...
Vernon Community Visit Report - 2016
We completed our 3-month Community Visit process in Vernon. Read the Report and Action Plan. Community members identified 3 priority areas and built task forces to take action to: Develop the...
Vernon's power production future debated
By Mike Faher, vtdigger.org: http://vtdigger.org/2016/09/14/vernons-power-production-future-debated/ VERNON - As residents try to imagine Vernon's energy future, some say the former nuclear town...
To Fill Void Left By Vermont Yankee, Vernon Looks For New Energy Projects
As heard on Vermont Public Radio. Listen to the story here: http://digital.vpr.net/post/fill-void-left-vermont-yankee-vernon-looks-n... Energy leaders from across the state met in Vernon this week...
Residents say they want a community store
As seen on The Commons: http://www.commonsnews.org/site/site05/story.php?articleno=15418&page=1#... VERNON—Is a general store in the town’s future? At least 175 residents think so, according to...
Business incubator, fiber optics eyed for Vernon’s future
By Mike Faher, as seen on vtdigger.org: https://vtdigger.org/2016/08/29/business-incubator-fiber-optics-eyed-ver... VERNON — In a basement meeting room just a short walk from the front gate of...
Video - Vernon Sets Priorities for the Future of the Community
As seen on BCTV: http://www.brattleborotv.org/vernon-community-visit-step-2-prioritize  Members of the Vernon Community come together to review action ideas, set prioirities for the future, and sign...
Community Visit draws to a close; final meeting will set task forces
By Chris Mays, Brattleboro Reformer: http://www.reformer.com/ci_30087408/moving-forward-momentum-vernon-commu... VERNON >> The Community Visit process is coming to a close in one sense. But...
Audio ~ WKVT radio podcast: Vitalizing Vernon
Jenna Whitson and Art Miller update the Vernon Community Visit process in advance of the July 7th meeting.
Vernon Community Action Plan to Be Developed on July 7
The Vermont Council on Rural Development will hold its third, and last, major session in the Vernon Community Visit process on July 7th; all residents of the town are welcome to help line up action...
Vernon's Community Visit tackles what's next: Residents to vote on action items
By Chris Mays, as seen in the Brattleboro Reformer: http://www.reformer.com/latestnews/ci_29988302/vernons-community-visit-t... VERNON — Sound the bells for round two. Vernon's Community Visit —...
Vernon Community to Set Priorities for Action on June 8th
All members of the Vernon Community are invited to participate in the second phase of the Vermont Council on Rural Development’s (VCRD) Community Visit to the Town of Vernon. The meeting, to be held...
Planning for tomorrow: Vernon Community Visit process begins
Kick-off event expected to get the ball rolling By Chris Mays, Brattleboro Reformer. As seen here: http://www.reformer.com/latestnews/ci_29885903/planning-tomorrow-vernon-... VERNON >> Life...
Vernon Community Visit program invites the full community together to set direction for the future
All members of the Vernon community are invited to come together on May 18th to kick off the Vernon Community Visit process, an opportunity for residents to actively participate in examining issues,...
Video ~ BCTV Open Studio: Vernon Community Visit Day
As seen on BCTV: http://www.brattleborotv.org/bctv-open-studio/open-studio-vernon-communi... Host Chris Lenois sits down with VT Council on Rural Development Community and Policy Manager Jenna...
Vernon Community Visit Day Schedule ~ May 18th, 2016
On Wednesday, May 18th 2016, all members of the Vernon community are invited to participate in a series of forums in town to share their concerns and ideas. VCRD will bring a team of over 20 federal...
Vernon gas plant project on hold after losing fuel supply
By Mike Faher, as seen in vtdigger: https://vtdigger.org/2016/04/21/vernon-gas-plant-project-on-hold/ VERNON — After more than a year of intense planning and debate, the Vernon natural gas plant...
Post-Vermont Yankee grant program questioned in Vernon
By Chris Mays, Brattleboro Reformer: http://www.reformer.com/latestnews/ci_29787299/post-vermont-yankee-grant... VERNON >> Frustrated Planning Commission members wondered about the success of...
Grant to aid Vernon’s post-Vermont Yankee plan
As seen in the vtdigger.org: BRATTLEBORO — Since late 2014, state officials have awarded more than $3.6 million from an economic development fund set up to ease the pain of Vermont Yankee’s closure...
Townspeople seek help to create and cultivate community
By Alana Fichman/The Commons: http://www.commonsnews.org/site/site05/story.php?articleno=11637&page=1#... VERNON—Some of the 44 people who assembled in the combined auditorium/cafeteria at...
Vernon considers 'community visit'
By Michael Faher, Brattleboro Reformer: http://www.reformer.com/latestnews/ci_27422043/vernon-considers-communit... VERNON >> What should Vernon's future look like? It's a big question,...