Town of Northfield News

State Funds Help Improve Northfield's Lybrand Trail



Local hikers gathered to celebrate the improvements made to the Lybrand Trail thanks to state funding! A ribbon-cutting ceremony preceded hikes to the pond on Slate Avenue (.75 mile) and the Cheney Field (2.0 miles).

The Lybrand Trail restoration project was made possible by a grant from the Vermont Outdoor Recreation Economic Collaborative (VOREC) program. This program is designed to improve outdoor recreation infrastructure and promote economic development in Vermont communities. The project was a collaboration between the town of Northfield and Norwich University.

The Lybrand Trail is a popular destination for hikers, birders, and nature lovers of all ages. The trail winds through woods and meadows, offering views of the Green Mountains and the Connecticut River Valley. The restored trail will be easier to hike and more enjoyable for all users.

This project would not have been possible without the support of VOREC, the town of Northfield, and Norwich University. We are grateful for their investment in our community and our outdoor recreation resources.

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Pursue a New Career With VSAC's Workforce Development Funding Program

August 25, 2022


The Vermont Legislature passed a bill in June 2022 to invest in Vermont’s workforce shortage.

VSAC, in partnership with other Vermont agencies, will offer grants and interest-free forgivable loans that will help eligible students afford the degree or training they need to pursue the career they want, such as skilled trades, early childhood education, nursing, mental health care, and more.

Here are the areas where funding is available.

Early Childhood Education Forgivable Loan Program

Vermont Nursing Forgivable Loan Program

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Vermont National Guard Tuition Benefit Program
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Vermont Dentist Forgivable Loan Program
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Contact VSAC at or call 888-253-4819.

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August 26, 2022


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