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Peter Hirschfeld / VPR

The two stories above the Aubuchon Hardware store on Montpelier's Main Street once housed apartments, but they have been vacant for over 75 years. Now two non-profit housing groups plan to redevelop the space into 18 single-bedroom apartments.

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Rain gardens, porous pavement and green roofs – what do these three things have in common? They are all examples of green infrastructure, designed to help alleviate stormwater runoff.

Julia Andrews

In May, the City of Winooski started charging for downtown parking. Today the city announced the addition of free 15 minute parking spots.

Janet MacLeod

The Adamant Cooperative Store, which claims to be the country’s oldest continuously operating food cooperative, is celebrating its 80th birthday.

The Adamant Co-op is a general store, post office and all-around community hub located between Calais and East Montpelier. Like many Vermont general stores, it has struggled to remain relevant in recent years. Perhaps its resilience can be attributed its founding during the Great Depression.

Residents of the Shelburnewood Mobile Home Park have cooperatively purchased the park. School supervisory unions study consolidation. Stowe is named TripAdvisor's top fall foliage destination.

Mary Azarian / Vermont Crafts Council

Twice a year, members of the Vermont Crafts Council open their studios for visitors to come observe arts and crafts in the making. This weekend is the annual Fall Open Studio Weekend.

Mike Bullard / ROC USA

Homeowners at Shelburnewood Mobile Home Park are now also landowners. Residents of the 28-parcel park in Shelburne collectively bought the property on Wednesday.

When school started this fall, central Vermont schools in the Orange Windsor Supervisory Union and the Windsor Northwest Supervisory Union had already begun the process of merging into one unified union. Now that new union has a name: the White River Valley Supervisory Union.

Wayne Laroche / AP/Vermont Fish and Wildlife

The Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife has released the list of 2015 big game reporting stations. Stations and Vermont game wardens are listed by county, with phone numbers, here and on the Fish and Wildlife Department's website.

Addison County

State Wardens

  • Josh Hungerford, Middlebury – 989-7484
  • Spc. Dale Whitlock, Middlebury – 388-4875

Deputy Warden

Stowe Area Association /

Foliage season is always a busy time in Stowe but this season the town may see even more leaf peepers, after landing on top of TripAdvisor's top 10 list of U.S. fall foliage destinations.