Vermont seeking comment about Hud Programs: Each year the State of Vermont - Agency of Commerce and Community Development, Agency of Human Services and Vermont Housing and Conservation Board receives funding for HUD programs through the Consolidated Plan or Annual Plan update process which identifies priorities based on needs from the housing needs assessment, market analysis, citizen and stakeholder input.  At the end of the program year the state is required to report on the performance outcomes outlined from those plans in their Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER).  They have completed the FY22 Program Year DRAFT CAPER which includes the outcomes for the following programs: Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME) Housing Trust Fund (HTF) Emergency Solutions Grant Program (ESG); and Community Development Block Grant CARES Act (CDBG-CV) Emergency Solutions Grant Program CARES Act (ESG-CV).   As a representative for a unit of general local government, please share the attached notice with your local residents including minorities,The state is seeking comments by September 27, 2023.


Snowshoeing, anyone?

By Bronna Zlochiver

I never set foot on a pair of snowshoes until I moved to Vermont and was invited to try it out. The winter of 2009-2010 was perfect for venturing out on snowshoes for the first time, which I did in Guilford with my former neighbor Mikey Caron and another friend. I was immediately smitten, what a great way to be outdoors and get some fantastic aerobic exercise, too.

I know there are some good trails in Vernon and neighboring towns, though I do not know where they are. That is why I want to get a group together. If you know some good trails and are interested in joining me, please contact me by phone at 579-1567 or by email at I hope to be out there after the first good snow.

Photo by emilymason509, used under Creative Commons license