Dorset Approves Homestead Property Penalty

Vermont law requires that residents declare ownership of a home and pay the state’s education property tax, and it says penalties of either 3 or 8 percent can be assessed by municipalities on any property not listed correctly.

Smart Meter Critics Take Their Fight To Town Meeting

Smart meter technology allows customers to save electricity, and gives utilities the ability to respond quickly to power outages. But the wireless meters have also raised health and privacy concerns, and now voters in several southern Vermont towns will get a chance to weigh in at next month’s town meetings.

Voters OK fiscal measures in Arlington

Voters in Arlington have approved a pair of ballot articles – one that will combine separate town funds into a capital reserve fund, and another that OKs $10,000 for cemetery maintenance.

Arlington ready to buy land along Batten Kill

The town of Arlington is finishing a deal to buy 12 acres of land along the Batten Kill, a portion of which would be used as a fishing access to the world famous trout stream. Last year The Vermont Land Trust reached an agreement to buy the land and a historic barn. The Land Trust will help the town with the purchase and hold a conservation easement on the property.