Analysis

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.

A Windham County initiative aims to convert 20 public buildings to wood heat. Vermont's 45th annual Green Up Day is Saturday, May 2. The law that allowed for the creation of town and city forests in Vermont turns 100 this year.

Johnson considers form-based codes for its village center. Trails are closed to snowmobiles and high-elevation hikers. Drivers are warned to beware of moose and amphibians. Wallingford announces its 17th annual bike safety day.

Barre Historical Society is kick starting a wood fired bakery renovation. Wallingford weighs the pros and cons of a Town Hall cell phone antenna proposal. Waterbury plans a municipal complex groundbreaking.

Central Vermont is spared from a clear trash bag mandate. Montpelier has a test to see if your pipes are likely to freeze. West Windsor is gearing up for its July Fourth celebration.

Middlebury breaks ground on new town offices. Green Up Vermont is added to the charitable giving portion of the Vermont state tax return. Montpelier, Randolph and St. Johnsbury have big plans for National Poetry Month in April.

Montpelier asks residents and businesses to prepare for possible spring flooding. New town officers get down to business after Town Meeting Day. Vermontivate, a six-week long online game that challenges players to make real-world changes for sustainability, starts Monday.

Cities and towns all over Vermont are contending with freezing water pipes. Two Upper Valley towns are voting on consolidating elementary schools. Five cities are holding mayoral elections.

Contractor bidding is underway for a new municipal complex in Waterbury. Towns get ready for some interesting votes on Town Meeting Day. Norwich voters will consider two major building projects next month.

Montpelier is named the "Best Small Town Downtown" in the United States. Three Vermont communities are listed among the "Top 20 Arts Vibrant Medium and Small Cities." Bethel brings back it's pop-up Bethel University for the month of March.

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