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Memorial Day weekend marks the start of the season for most Vermont State Parks. Volunteers are wanted to staff a visitors center in Smugglers' Notch. VTrans finishes a bridge replacement in Stowe and is starting another in East Burke.

Susan Bulmer / Vermont State Parks

All of Vermont's state parks will be open for camping and day use on Friday. Vermont State Parks Director Craig Whipple says Memorial Day weekend is something he and his staff have been looking forward to for some time.


Travelers through East Burke will have a detour to contend with starting next Tuesday, May 26. The detour will last three weeks as the Vermont Agency of Transportation replaces the Route 114 bridge over Dish Mill Brook.

Taylor Dobbs / VPR

What should be done with the 27 acres on Lake Champlain that used to belong to Burlington College? The developer that now owns the land is asking for the public's opinion on that question. The first opportunities to participate take place on Tuesday.

A new option may be on the table for Waitsfield's new town office. Fifteen Vermont arts organizations receive funding from the National Endowment for the Arts. Tunbridge invites dowsers to its town forest celebration.

Bev Kehoe / Town of Waitsfield

Some Waitsfield voters want their town to put the breaks on plans for a new town office building, and to instead consider renovating an existing property that is coming on the market. And this isn't the first time the town has been in this position.

Nearly two years ago, voters in Waitsfield approved a bond to build a new town office on a plot of land commonly known as the Farm Stand Lot. The town had been awarded a $750,000 Community Development Disaster Recovery Block Grant and voters approved borrowing $650,000 for the project.

Seth Perlman / AP/file

Do you dowse? If so, the Tunbridge Town Forest Committee wants to hear from you!

Town of Monkton

The town of Monkton wants to turn the Monkton Central School's lower parking lot into a municipal park and ride. The select board recently hosted a public discussion on the topic, and outlined specifics of a park and ride proposal.

Kirstin LaMonde Photography / Circus Smirkus residency

Fifteen Vermont nonprofit arts organizations will receive a combined $946,300 in federal funding through the National Endowment for the Arts' spring grant round, with $704,300 going to the Vermont Arts Council for programs that benefit Vermont residents.

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.