June 3, 2008, 10am PDT
<p>The Vermont legislature passed a bill that encourages residential construction in village and town centers by offering tax credits and reducing permitting requirements. 20% of the homes and rental units must be affordable.</p>
Barre Montpelier Times Argus Online
May 23, 2008, 2pm PDT
<p>By day, Nicole Losch works on the Sidewalk Strategic Plan for Burlington Public Works. But in the evenings, look out.</p>
March 26, 2008, 6am PDT
<p>A bill intended to expand the stock of affordable housing in Middlebury, Vermont, is coming under criticism for actually making it harder for developers to build affordable housing.</p>
Addison County Independent
March 13, 2008, 2pm PDT
<p>Measures are moving forward in Connecticut and Vermont that would protect the rights of residents to dry their laundry on clotheslines -- an act many opponents say drives down property values.</p>
August 25, 2007, 9am PDT
<p>Despite thousands of signatures in its support, a proposed law that would have banned public nudity in the city of Brattleboro, Vermont, was voted down recently. A temporary ban will end next month.</p>
July 20, 2007, 2pm PDT
<p>In the wake of a recent wave of people roaming naked in its streets, the Vermont town of Brattleboro is considering imposing a ban on public nudity. Vermont has no state laws against the act.</p>
February 5, 2007, 10am PST
<p>Three plans have been put forward to improve access and circulation around the waterfront in Burlington, Vermont. Many residents are concerned that all three plans place too much emphasis on providing parking.</p>
December 31, 2006, 5am PST
<p>The New England region's population growth rate continues to drop below that of the nation as a whole, measuring at a rate of just 0.2 percent between July 2005 and July 2006. This compares with a national growth rate of about 1 percent.</p>
February 10, 2006, 8am PST
The region's transportation network is beginning to buckle under the strain of auto-dependence, write Neal Peirce and Curtis Johnson.
September 8, 2005, 7am PDT
City slickers go on farm vacations to get respite from modern life.
April 8, 2005, 2pm PDT
Wal-Mart and an Ohio developer run a successful campaign to overturn a Vermont town's local ordinance governing large-scale retail stores.
April 8, 2005, 11am PDT
Voters in Bennington, Vermont reject a cap on retail store size.
February 8, 2005, 2pm PST
A visual comparison of a Walmart "Supercenter" with other store sizes.
Home Town Advantage Bulletin
August 26, 2004, 6am PDT
The U.S. state that is considered most endangered historic places in America has to be inventive to survive the impact of Wal-Mart.
May 26, 2004, 8am PDT
National Trust for Historic Preservation says the entire state of Vermont is endangered by Wal-Mart.
October 29, 2003, 1pm PST
Wheelock, Vt., a town of 623 in one of the poorest counties in Vermont, has a big perk that realtors in the area often use as a selling point.
October 16, 2002, 7am PDT
A Vermont house by "provocative" architect Peter Eisenman is restored.
December 18, 2000, 7am PST
The Orton Foundation is inviting cities to participate in a beta test of a software package for community planning.
December 6, 2000, 11am PST
The Governer calls is a "real renaissance in rail" while opponents say it is a waste of federal and state money.