East Montpelier Democrat Tony Klein says it’s time to bring back
an idea from the past. Klein, who chairs the House
Natural Resources and Energy Committee, said Vermont needs to consider a statewide land use plan that
could spell out where development could go. He pointed out that when the
Legislature passed the Act 250 development review law in 1970 it also
considered the land use plan.
voters in a small Lamoille County community have given their village leaders permission
to continue pursuing a land deal that supporters say would both preserve a
floodplain and prevent future development there.
Wind energy advocates want the Douglas administration to lift its ban on large-scale wind projects on state-owned land. They say Vermont needs to explore all options as it looks for new energy resources.
Lisa Chase and Shawn Geoffroy of the University of Vermont’s Tourism
Data Center are urging the public to get involved and make their
concerns known in a series of roundtable discussion on land postings,
including one takng place today in Lyndonville.
They speak with VPR’s Mitch Wertlieb.
The state has reached a tentative settlement with FairPoint Communications that
could pave the way for the company to acquire Verizon’s land line phone service
settlement must still be approved by the Vermont Public Service Board.
The state Public Service Board has rejected FairPoint Communication’s request
to buy Verizon’s land line phone service in Vermont.
the board also invited FairPoint to submit a revised proposal. And it laid out
some conditions it would impose — if it approved the deal.