The Vermont Forest Fire Supervisor has issued a statewide ban on burning brush. Vermont is named the number one state for working moms by WalletHub. Brookfield is planning a big celebration for the reopening of its famous floating bridge.
Brookfield is taking two days later this month to celebrate the re-opening of the town's famous floating bridge. In fact, this will be Brookfield's eighth floating bridge — and this time, it's expected to be 100 years before the bridge needs replacement.
More than 25 wild fires flared around Vermont Monday. On Tuesday, the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation ordered forest fire wardens throughout the state to cease issuing burning permits for the next two weeks.
In recognition of Mother's Day on Sunday, the latest "Best and Worst" list from the personal finance website WalletHub ranks the best and worst states for working mothers. Vermont made the list's top spot for being the most working-mom-friendly state, up from third on the same list last year.
This week the Norwich Planning Commission is hosting two public forums on future development south of the village. The commission is hoping residents will turn out to one of two sessions Tuesday, May 5 to discuss the potential for sustainable development along Route 5 South and River Road.