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NEWBURY —A fire destroyed a Beaver Lane home in Newbury Friday. Fire Safety investigators say the fire is believed to have started when the venting system for a pellet stove failed.
Extensive renovations are well underway at the St. Johnsbury School on Western Avenue.
ST. JOHNSBURY — The Northeast Kingdom Council on Aging recently accepted a matching donation from Dead River Fuel Company of $1,500 to support their Fuel Fund. Each year, the NEKCOA provides over $10,000 in support to individuals for heating needs.”
As a legislator representing part of the Northeast Kingdom, I have received dozens of letters, emails and messages describing the deplorable state of some of the facilities of the Kingdom East school district.
In the midst of the warm summer months, it’s easy to forget the long winter and cold, wet spring we survived this year. But there are plenty of reasons for Vermonters, especially with moderate incomes, to take action now in preparation for the coming cold.
One of the smartest investments Vermont can make as a state is in the weatherization of our homes and businesses. Our old housing and building stock means that too much of Vermonters’ hard earned money ends up going up the chimney or out the door. Our legislature is currently considering increased investments in weatherization. As the director of the Northeast Kingdom’s Regional Planning and Development Corporation, I support this investment as it is a win-win for our economy, pocketbooks and the climate.