April 25, 2017

Around Town

Intersection closed

The Intersection of Old Stage and Mountain View roads will be closed July 19, starting at 6:30 p.m., through July 20 at 6:30 a.m. for waterline construction. The town encourages drivers to seek alternative routes.

For more information, contact Lisa Sheltra, assistant director of public works, at 878-1239.

Harvest coupons

NOFA-VT, the Vermont Agency of Agriculture and the Wholesome Wave Foundation have partnered to provide economic incentives to 3SquaresVT (formerly known as food stamps) beneficiaries at farmers markets in the form of Harvest Health Coupons, which have a dollar-for-dollar value redeemable at all participating farmer’s markets statewide. For a list of EBT markets, visit www.vtfoodhelp.com or call 211.

Comments

  1. youngvt says:

    I am writing in response to Mr. Hoxworth’s article on transportation costs for the poor in Vermont. I would like to suggest further research on this topic before we simply just give another handout or tax credit. The poor, may, have a higher disproportionate burden on their transportation costs than the wealthier residents of Vermont; however, they also have a lower disproportionate burden on taxes and housing. Pick your evil.
    We can simply just give every poor Vermonter an energy efficient car, gas card, free tuition, renter’s rebate, etc.…but the only way out of poverty is through the combination of education, hard work, and discipline. Education and degrees are not handed out or purchased; a person has to EARN them. This seems to be the only way out of poverty—sorry, there are no shortcuts.
    If we continue this trend of enabling, our entire state will be a welfare state.

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