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Jan 30 CVS to pay $800K fine, improve practices
Jan 16 Gun protest at Walmart
Jan  8 PZC approves Walmart ‘supercenter’ on Spencer Street
Dec  7 Vernon planners to take up plans for new Hartford Turnpike building
Nov 23 Skate park considered for Vernon
Oct 20 Group of developers takes control of Amerbelle Mill site in Vernon
Oct  6 Developer looks for tax abatement for proposed Kelly Road hotel
Oct  5 Forum for for 35th Senate, 8th House revolves around rural issues
Oct  4 Council backs plan for better pedestrian access around Skinner Road School
Sep 27 Cummings to be honored by South Windsor Chamber
Sep 19 Council approves $75,000 to secure Amerbelle Mill
Sep 10 Stop & Shop planning for gas station adjacent to Windsorville Road store
Sep  7 PZC approves renovation of former Talcott Bros. Mill
Jun 22 State buys 449 acres in Vernon for preservation
Jun  8 Charter commission appointments rile Democrats
May 30 Old school building gets new life as arts center
May 29 FOIC rules against Vernon, town administrator
May  9 FOI Commission member says Vernon violated public disclosure law
Apr 25 McCoy agrees to reprimand for law firm’s handling of bankruptcy case
Mar 26 PZC subcommittee rejects most of McCoy’s proposed changes
Feb 28 Vernon mayor wants education spending cut despite low performance ranking
Feb 17 Scranton Motors gets approval for expansion
Feb 15 Vernon officials say they did nothing wrong in 2006 land deal
Feb 13 Commission finds in favor of email disclosure
Feb  2 Proposed changes to Vernon zoning regs headed to subcommittee for review
Jan 31 McCoy says he'll give Senate campaign cash to state Republicans
Jan 30 Vernon ex-mayor charged with reckless driving
Jan 27 Town pays former zoning officer $21,000 to settle firing dispute
Jan 25 Ex-mayor’s PZC proposals tabled for consideration
Jan 18 Mayor rebuffs request to rescind zoning proposal
Jan 17 PZC to take up regulation changes Thursday
Jan 17 Appellate ruling clears way for exit 67 development
Jan 17 McCoy attempts to give back half of storm compensation, but officials return money
Jan 11 Vernon council lets ex-mayor keep extra storm pay
Jan  5 Council to convene Tuesday to ask McCoy to return extra pay
Jan  5 Apel cleans house; gets rid of lobbyist, public relations aide
Jan  2 FOI Commission member says Vernon in violation of records disclosure law
Dec 30 McCoy’s storm overtime ‘proper’ administrator says
Dec 28 Long-delayed fitness center project at former market nears completion
Dec 26 Union files grievance officials over firing of IT director
Dec 23 McCoy was only area top elected official to take overtime pay following storm
Dec 22 McCoy paid $8,200 in overtime during 3 emergencies this year
Dec 21 Vernon mayor paid himself overtime for storm cleanup
Dec 21 Union calls for reinstatement of former data processing director
Dec 20 Vernon’s data processing director fired abruptly
Dec 13 School board votes to keep Kleinhans on the payroll
Nov 19 Vernon PZC approves Plan of Conservation and Development
Nov 16 93 bags of heroin seized
Oct 22 McCoy’s zoning changes would change list of permitted uses
Oct 19 September legal work on Vernon zoning regs cost $6,000
Oct 14 McCoy doesn’t have time to meet: assistant says
Oct 14 Vernon development plan meets with some criticism
Sep 30 Union member files labor complaint
Sep 30 Vernon zoning regulations being ‘streamlined,’ lawyer says
Sep 22 Town’s new zoning officer also mayor’s law client
Sep 22 Vernon assistant administrator leaving for Rhode Island job
Sep 21 Vernon nonunion employees get 2.5 percent wage increase
Sep 20 Walmart expansion in Buckland area wins approval
Aug 19 McCoy unilaterally launches zoning rewrite
Aug 17 Union to file formal complaint over McCoy layoffs
Aug 16 Vernon mayor orders layoffs in parks, public works as negotiations stall
Aug  6 Krupienski a non-partisan choice in Vernon mayor’s race
Jul 26 Vernon will have a choice (Editorial)
Jul 25 Apel to seek Republican nomination for mayor of Vernon
Jul 23 Vernon mayor to pursue Lieberman’s Senate post rather than seek re-election
Jul 21 Gordon Paterson announces bid for mayor
Jul 21 Vernon Democrats put Schaefer at top of slate
Jul 20 Union files grievance over firing of zoning officer
Jul 12 Panel dismisses grievance against McCoy
Jun 29 Police report details PW employee’s motor vehicle violations, says Kleinhans told officer ‘not to tell anyone’ about incident
Jun 24 Vernon Republican chief defends McCoy
Jun 22 McCoy lashes out at Dems over law grievance
Jun 2 Vernon PZC wants input on plans
May 31 Construction company drops challenge over arts center bidding
May 25 Vernon arts center project stymied by lawsuit
May 18 Council Democrats upset ex-prison guard hired as economic development coordinator
Apr 13 McCoy has personal intern to help with communications, research
Apr 12 Vernon schools, town now share unified maintenance
Apr  8 PZC approves former Phelps mansion conversion into apartments
Apr  8 Schools officials: Mayor shouldn't have gotten addresses
Apr  7 Obtaining student addresses is illegal, even for Vernon mayor, officials say
Apr  6 Vernon FOI board proposal shot down on party-line vote
Mar 31 Court upholds PZC-developer settlement over proposed Home Depot site
Mar 28 Democrat Schaefer considers bid for mayor in Vernon
Mar 15 Council to consider creating FOI advisory board
Mar 15 Lawsuits challenge PZC approval of housing development
Mar 11 Council asked to reconsider social services director appointment
Mar  8 OSHA proposes $114,000 in fines against Amerbelle
Mar  2 Rodriguez appointed Vernon social services director
Feb 28 Bill would target town attorneys who take top role in politics
Feb 18 Capstone subdivision approved in Vernon
Jan 21 Vernon PZC postpones Capstone hearing
Jan 14 Developer trims Bolton Lakes area subdivision proposal
Jan 10 Crowd mourns death of Paul Herbst Jr., son of Vernon council member
Jan  7 Dart Hill Road landscaper has revised site plan approved
Dec 30 Most Vernon residents say they would pay more to preserve open space
Dec 29 PZC chairman steps down to take position in Washington, DC
Dec 28 Talcottville Gorge ownership transferred to land trust
Dec 22 Kleinhans gets go-ahead to head public works, school maintenance
Dec 20 Plan to merge school custodial management into public works under consideration
Dec  8 Residents upset with council members who left November meeting
Dec  7 Tonight’s council meeting in Vernon will adjourn November meeting
Nov 17 Vernon council debates hunting rights in Talcottville Gorge
Nov  5 “ER” surveys on towns’ development plan start Monday
Nov  5 PZC removes restrictions on parcel off Exit 67
Oct 26 School board asks for proof of superintendent’s authority to hire Kleinhans
Oct 22 Hearing closes on exit 67 zoning restrictions
Oct 20 Council members question hiring Kleinhans as school maintenance director
Oct 11 McCoy supports zoning change to ease restrictions around exit 67
Oct  8 PZC approves regulations change to allow for redevelopment of large, aging structures
Oct  6 Republicans block discussion on Kleinhans' new job
Oct  5 Save a building, destroy a neighborhood?
Sep 28 School board hires Public Works Director Kleinhans as maintenance, custodial manager
Sep 22 Council reverses decision transportation grant; will build hub near Center 375
Sep 20 Zoning restrictions around exit 67 cause consternation at PZC meeting
Sep 17 Tux King turned down by PZC
Sep  9 Council shoots down plan for intermodal transportation center in Vernon
Sep  3 Developer seeks zoning change; neighbors say no way
Jun 18 Garden Barn expansion approved
May 31 Vernon council settles claim with Quail Hollow residents
May 26 Proposal to ease development restrictions at exit 67 pulled back
May 13 Planner proposes undoing Walmart 'supercenter' site restrictions
May  6 Vernon council refuses to back wildlife foundation grant application
Apr 29 Loom City Lofts project breaks ground in Vernon
Mar 20 Preserving the Tankerhoosen
Mar 17 McCoy proposes $78.8 million plan for 2010-11
Mar 17 Vernon mayor settles complaint over bungled lawsuit
Feb 17 Marmer to be honored Saturday for service to community
Feb  3 Landlords upset with proposal requiring inspections of apartments between tenants
Jan 27 Parkade could be a model for ‘green’ development: design expert
Jan 20 Council agrees to recycling change; Vernon will go to automated single stream
Jan 15 Democrats elected
Jan 14 Republican town committee members elected
Jan  9 Jobs Trump
Dec 10 Home Depot settlement upheld; group vows appeal
Dec  5 New ethics complaint filed against Vernon mayor
Dec  1 Roosevelt Mill makeover goes out for bids
Nov 20 Over two years town has spent $13,000 on freedom of information matters
Nov 19 Union leadership says political hire won’t affect town business
Nov 18 Vernon council hires Kleinhans as public works director
Nov 13 Develop with environment in mind, residents say
Nov  6 Town, Winkler headed to FOIC over release of town attorney billings
Nov  5 Republicans come out ahead in Vernon
Nov  4 Vernon results
Oct 26 Hearing Nov. 12 on development plan
Sep 21 Vernon, Bolton to take closer look at water service to proposed development
Sep 16 Council Democrats, Republicans accuse each other of partisanship
Sep 12 Group granted intervenor status
Aug 19 Democrats walk out on McCoy over DPW director issue
Aug 17 Former public works chief takes Vernon mayor to task
Aug  4 Campbell, served on original Board of Representatives, dies at 96
Aug  1 Democrats block appointment of Kleinhans as public works director
Jul 31 Bolton Lakes sewer project denied funding for next phase of work
Jun 25 Former school board chairwoman announces mayoral bid
Jun 12 Former council member Kleinhans seeks public works post
Jun  3 Herbst, McCoy dominate council meeting Tuesday
May 20 Springfield official named Vernon assistant administrator
May 14 Vernon officials court prospective developers, business owners
May  9 Village Street homes for sale after decade-long rehabilitation
Apr 23 Plans for Buckland traffic include I-84 ramp to mall
Apr 23 Downtown group told to adapt to falling support
Apr 22 Council seeks $92,611 in cuts from WPCA budget
Apr 17 Clear cutting of Belding acres has begun
Apr  8 Funding for Downtown Rockville group nearly halved
Mar 30 Vernon mayor’s assistant earns more than average aide in other towns
Mar 20 Marcham remembered for bipartisan dedication, decency
Mar  5 Vernon wants taxes before it issues permits
Mar  4 Vernon council hires New Britain firm to lobby at Capitol
Feb 17 Results of Tankerhoosen River study released Feb. 26
Feb 17 Vernon's grand list growth thanks solely to revaluation phase-in
Feb 13 Former Vernon assistant fire chief dies of heart attack
Feb  3 Town soliciting for lobbyist
Jan 30 Bolton Lakes project to get $8 million
Jan 29 Council winnows list of town administrator applicants
Jan 26 Rockville Downtown Association’s executive director steps down
Jan 22 PZC to hear schedule for preparing Conservation and Development Plan
Jan 20 Council to designate use of building grants
Jan 13 McCoy nears appointment of next town administrator
Jan  7 Vernon officials look to ready town for economic growth
Dec 31 Vincent’s Pharmacy joins forces with Big Y supermarkets
Dec 18 Donations to Rockville downtown association dwindling
Dec 16 Small towns dump Web sites rather than post meeting minutes
Dec 11 Library to receive $250,000 for upgrades
Dec 10 East Hartford, East Windsor hoping for big-box stores
Dec  8 Charter provision may preclude council's renewal of 24 ordinances
Dec  6 Vernon mayor planning for cuts to close budget shortfall
Dec  3 Town Council comes up short of majority on energy district
Nov 29 Developers' lawyer gave to Republicans, even as chairman serves as town attorney
Nov  7 Conservation Commission, chairwoman win award
Oct 22 Council approves O’Shea as Wheelock’s replacement
Oct  3 Day care, retail space approved for Talcottville Road
Oct  3 Andover shuts down town Web site
Sep 26 Supreme Court won’t consider ruling in Tracy Drive case
Sep 15 UConn economists calling for property tax reform
Sep 15 GOP picks Inland Wetlands member for council seat
Aug 21 Wheelock to leave Town Council
Aug 19 Vernon Town Hall’s 3rd floor restored to original grandeur
Aug 12 Vernon politics: A need for stability and maturity
Aug  8 Tracy Drive man threatens lawsuit over dirt
Aug  7 Herold breaks GOP ranks over Wheelock
Aug  6 Legal opinion: Wheelock’s new job OK; Dems call for another review
Jul 29 McCoy appoints Wheelock and Ward to town jobs
Jul 18 Setback name of the game for Shoppes at Eastview
Jul 17 Landlord cited over lead paint dangers
Jul 16 Electronic drop-off days set in Vernon
Jul 16 Vernon council springs for downtown study, railing replacement
Jul 15 Vernon town administrator to hand in resignation
Jul 11 Tracy Drive development foes’ appeal denied
Jul  1 Vernon town administrator offered Southbridge post
Jul  1 Appellate Court grants hearing on Home Depot
Jun 14 PZC nixes latest safety complex land purchase (South Windsor)
Jun  7 Land trust to buy development rights in EWindsor Hill section
May 30 Contract signed for work on blighted properties
May 28 Vernon depot defeated
May 23 Republicans produce no candidate against Janowski, endorse Ackert
May 22 Cameras being installed to curb vandals in Rockville
May 21 Billie Holiday film to be shot in state
May 21 Lawsuit filed against town, former cop
May 20 Tracy Drive lawsuit could go to Supreme Court
May 15 Lots & More garden, tool store to fill void of Gottier’s
May  13 Vernon fire marshal to retire
May  9 Town hires engineer to fill open position
May  8 Minutes maelstrom envelops council
May  7 Rockville intermodal transportation station back on table in new form
May  6 Scenic road designation on tap for Vernon's Reservoir Road
May  5 Vernon breaks tradition, passes budget on first try
May  3 Ackert, Lewis spar again for 8th House District
May  2 Home Depot closing stores, scaling-back development
May  2 PZC tells landscaper to shelve trash bins; Famous Johnny’s applies to covert to Food Mart
May  1 Committee rejects bids for school construction
May  1 Vernon man dismayed over appellate loss
Apr 30 Judge upholds Tracy Drive development decision
Apr 25 Urban walking trail on tap for downtown Rockville
Apr 23 Referendum on $75.13 million Vernon budget will be May 3
Apr 23 Petition forces Vernon budget referendum
Apr 18 Downtown condos denied
Apr  9 Proposed condos for downtown Rockville to perch on ledge
Apr  7 Fans, friends remember Pitney 2 years after his death (Somers)
Apr  5 Council increases fees for burning, hauling refuse
Apr  4 Landscaper or landfill? Timber Ridge shut down
Apr  2 ‘Found’ money saves Vernon school budget
Mar 29 Alcohol ordinance could work, with restrictions
Mar 28 PZC adopts Plan of Conservation and Development with focus on preserving open space, farmland (Ellington)
Mar 27 Vernon Grand list has net 13% increase
Mar 25 Out with the old, in with the new McDonald’s on Talcottville Road
Mar 25 Development, redevelopment on 83
Mar 20 Vernon council sets budget with 3.65% hike
Mar 20 Wrangle over sidewalks could thwart Wine Sellers expansion
Mar 19 Mayor’s court testimony becomes center of political debate
Mar 17 SW planner outlines steps for action on Pleasant Valley Road retail center (South Windsor)
Mar 15 Out with an oldie, in with the latest for McDonald's in Vernon
Mar 13 Turnout slim at first Vernon budget hearing
Mar 12 Vernon council wants nearby towns to pitch in for homeless
Mar 11 PZC to consider Wal-Mart application tonight (South Windsor)
Mar 11 Vernon board grapples with budget cuts; Town says it will pick up some of the tab
Mar 11 Public hearing Wed. on Vernon budget
Mar  8 Garden Barn to expand
Mar  7 Vernon mayor proposes 3.7% budget increase
Mar  6 Vernon council wants shakeup at Housing Authority
Mar  5 Vernon council orders conservation - or else?
Mar  4 Council wants study on Citizen's Block building
Feb 28 CVS sign to shine again after settlement reached in suit
Feb 27 Ellington develops system for buying farm rights
Feb 25 Town creates new assessor post
Feb 15 Court rubber stamps Home Depot settlement, opponents vow to persist
Feb  8 PZC signs Home Depot issue agreement
Feb  8 Ruling: Town Council has no power over land use commissions in Home Depot case
Feb  6 Opposition puts public drinking proposal on hold
Feb  5 Former Vernon staffer files lawsuit, claims discrimination
Feb  1 Let 'er slide
Jan 31 Ellington PZC votes to increase open space in subdivisions
Jan 30 Vernon mayor wants to allow drinking in public; says permits will bring in revenue
Jan 29 Removal of oil tanks could cost Vernon schools more than $1 million
Jan 25 Vernon council considers downtown security cameras
Jan 24 Potter's House closing doors Friday in Vernon
Jan 23 Green night turns red with embarrassment for council
Jan 22 Hearing set on repairs to leaky school administration building roof
Jan 18 Soon-to-be-released bond money will get Roosevelt Mills renovation going
Jan 18 Vernon unveils its new Web page; Plans to use it to expand services
Jan 17 With PZC short a member, Home Depot settlement takes back seat
Jan 17 Democrats, Republicans endorse committee members
Jan 17 Planners nix condo plan as too dense
Jan 12 New highway exits urged to ease Buckland traffic
Jan 10 Federal funds approved for Amerbelle roof repair
Jan  9 Democrats challenge McCoy nominations
Jan  8 Vernon town engineer to resign
Jan  8 Packed crowd reiterates opposition to condos
Jan  8 SW council members oppose Wal-Mart plan
Jan  4 Vernon PZC mulls new process for mediation
Jan  2 Vernon mayor preparing to set new rules for holiday displays
Dec 31 Wal-Mart interested in South Windsor site
Dec 28 Home Depot settlement deal on its way
Dec 24 Capstone builders sue PZC over subdivision denial
Dec 20 Residents file lawsuit over Home Depot plan
Dec 18 Accident causes injury, traffic tie up
Dec 11 Labor Department slaps fine on CVS
Dec  7 Home Depot dispute coming to a resolution
Nov 27 Home Depot plan back before PZC
Nov 27 School board says bullying increase may be linked to loss of police officer
Nov 24 The future of the corporation
Nov 20 Home Depot back in spotlight, this time with endorsements
Nov 20 Hal Cummings in line for town attorney appointment from Republicans
Nov 19 Vernon rejects Capstone development again
Nov 16 Settlement to be offered on Home Depot
Nov 15 Vernon, police union sign agreement on contract
Nov  12 Civil rights complaint dismissed
Nov  9 Rell urges McCoy to lobby for Roosevelt Mills funding
Nov  8 Rell swears in McCoy as Vernon mayor
Nov  7 McCoy defeats Marmer; Republicans control council and school board
Nov  7 Vernon results
Nov  7 A loud gong signifying a change of socks
Nov  2 Race for mayor gets nasty as Election Day draws near
Oct 30 Vernon Town Hall third-floor project now underway
Oct 30 Roosevelt Mills changes hands
Oct 30 Three-way race for mayor's seat
Oct 22 Town Hall's $1.5 million renovation starts; April deadline set for project
Oct 16 Swearing-in date sparks political tiff in Vernon
Oct 15 Vernon barters for extra Central Park work instead of late fines
Oct 15 Council declines to restore granite for Vernon Ave.
Oct 13 New town planner getting feet on the ground in Vernon
Oct  6 $3.1M to transform kindergarten building into arts center
Oct  2 Plaque dedicated to Pitney at Town Hall
Sep 19 Council adopts tax break for hybrid cars; hires new Town Planner
Sep  1 Search for Town Planner Expanded
Aug 31 What Vernon needs isn't a music museum
Aug 30 Town engineer lambasted over Vernon Avenue
Aug 28 Legislative leaders come to Rockville for rock 'n' roll tour
Aug 24 10-year rehab project about to launch - maybe
Aug 23 DOT: 2 local bridges with poor rating need total replacement
Aug 22 Angry residents prompt special meeting on Vernon Avenue project
Aug 21 Town administrator gets 3% raise, 'excellent' rating for first year
Aug 10 New ordinance raises town building fees
Aug  9 Vernon Town Council looks at green energy options
Aug  9 Budget cuts force town clerk's office to close early
Aug  8 Marmer: major renovation projects starting to 'percolate'
Aug  7 Vernon panel shoots down plan for futuristic McDonald's
Aug  2 Home Depot files another lawsuit over rejection
Jul 17 Goodbye Neil: Vernon bids farewell to town planner
Jul 16 School renovations heat up for summer
Jul 11 McCoy likely candidate for mayor
Jul 10 Donation allows Fox Hill Tower to reopen
Jul 10 Vernon Home Depot looking for loophole
Jul  3 Plan for futuristic McDonald's gets thumbs down from town officials
Jun 27 Approval near on agreement on sending sewage from Bolton Lakes to Manchester
Jun 26 Vernon employees file claims of harassment, bias against town
Jun 23 Medical office proposed in historic Talcottville
Jun 20 Vernon budget squeaks by
Jun 19 Town planner leaves for similar post in Canton
Jun  6 Council gives downtown concept plan a push
May 31 Home Depot files application to build off exit 67 in Vernon
May 24 State archaeologist called to determine if subdivision site is ancient burial ground
May 23 Wetlands Commisssion won't fight Home Depot application
May 22 Tempers flare as Vernon council cuts snow removal, police overtime
May 21 Petitioning candidate enters mayoral race
May 19 In bids to build at exit 67, Wal-Mart loses, Home Depot wins
May 18 Target, Aldi grocery stores aiming for Vernon
May 16 Vernon budget fails again
May 15 All-day kindergarten, middle school sports on chopping block
May 14 New tax numbers released as school board set to make cuts
May 10 Vernon council adopts revised budget
May 10 Gene Pitney Committee to begin fundraising campaign
May  7 Vernon's budget cuts continue tonight
May  4 Open for business (Rocky's Ace Hardware)
May  2 Vernon voters reject budget; Revaluation phase-in adopted
Apr 30 Mayor taps assistant chief to head Fire Department
Apr 25 Angry voters pack budget hearing
Apr 21 Electronics recycling next weekend
Apr 19 Vernon's emergency services to be revamped
Apr 18 Council considering phase-in of tax increase
Apr 16 Sweeping changes to benefit open space
Apr 16 'Streetscape' project moves into final design, won't compete with Parkade (Manchester)
Apr 10 School chief blasts hiring, budgeting practices
Apr 10 Marmer announces third term bid
Apr  4 Citizen's Block future in jeopardy
Mar 30 Marmer to run for third term
Mar 28 Mill rate down almost 25%, but taxes make huge jump
Mar 27 Trust fund grows, bringing new equipment to town schools
Mar 23 Board, commission appointments may violate town charter
Mar 19 Tax burden to shift toward residential property owners
Mar 17 Grant to supply radios, pagers for Fire Department
Mar 16 PZC splits on open space proposal
Mar 15 Former councilman George Apel to fill vacancy
Mar 14 Long-time building official Eugene Bolles dies
Mar 12 Vernon Fire Chief Kelly to retire July 1
Mar  9 Lawsuit filed against SW PZC over grocery-store limits (South Windsor)
Mar  8 Large development projects to get heftier application fees
Mar  7 Council OKs funding to begin revamping satellite offices
Mar  6 Deadline extended for Citizens Block renovation proposals
Mar  5 Zoning regulation change aimed at more attractive development
Mar  2 Proposed zoning regulations to affect Gerber Farm
Feb 28 Town to implement Geographic Information System
Feb 22 South Windsor PZC sticks with grocery-store limit (South Windsor)
Feb 22 Work OK'd to keep Horowitz Pool in use this summer
Feb 22 Vernon mayor apologizes for Ethics Board bid
Feb 16 PZC takes last comments on open space rule
Feb 15 Vernon keeps A-1 credit rating; multiple referendums a concern
Feb  2 Parkade demolition planned (Manchester)
Jan 19 Heat brings change to open space proposal
Jan 17 Vale resigns from council
Jan 10 Proposed zoning change causing uproar
Dec 20 Council declines vote on fund-raising proposal for skate park
Dec 12 PZC criticizes report urging separate wetlands panel (Manchester)
Dec 11 Work finally begins on Central Park renovations
Dec  9 Northwest Park expanded by donation of land (Manchester)
Dec  8 Town to raise building permit fees
Dec  7 Vernon hoping feds will spring $2.5 million for roadwork
Dec  6 Town attorney issue shows council-mayor power struggle
Dec  1 Company, town officials plan to break ground on new hardware store
Nov 30 Tracy Drive couple appeals court's subdivision access decision
Nov 27 PZC likely to deny application for commercial zone
Nov 23 Hartford woman named new Vernon assistant town planner
Nov 22 Council names Kenny police chief, but Republicans abstain
Nov 21 Building department could be asked to keep an eye on unregistered landlords
Nov 10 New Ace Hardware approved for Windsor Avenue
Nov 10 Former employee turns Ellington Supermarket into film icon
Nov  9 Court says developer can use Tracy Drive right-of-way
Nov  9 Restaurant closes a year after relocating
Nov  8 Janowski wins 4th term in 56th; Lewis wins 3rd in 8th
Nov  6 Vernon PZC approves subdivision plan
Nov  1 HUD secretary comes to town with $1 million grant for senior housing
Oct 30 New assistant planner to be in place by January
Oct 25 Vernon in line to receive federal trail grants
Oct 19 Historic status for old kindergarten building up for debate
Oct 18 Settlement moves street repair projects forward
Oct 11 Town may seek private sector's help in selling unwanted land
Oct 10 Dispute with contractor leaves 3 Vernon streets a mess
Oct  9 Town plans informational session on Freedom of Information Act
Oct  6 PZC considers commercial zone for Mile Hill Road parcel
Oct  4 Town halfway through road project but budget challenges loom
Sep 29 Future cloudy for proposed VW dealership
Sep 28 Volunteers needed to help study water quality in local streams
Sep 26 Improvements under foot at Vernon clerk's office
Sep 25 Tri-City sold
Sep 25 School building panel struggles with rising costs
Sep 22 PZC wraps up public hearings on West Street subdivision
Sep 22 Council extends deadline for converting abandoned mill
Sep 21 Vernon council approves Town Hall projects
Sep 20 Town moves ahead with plans for transportation center
Sep  8 PZC rejects commercial zone plan for Talcottville Road
Sep  7 PZC considers subdivision as crucial court decision looms
Sep  6 Plans submitted for bank branch, hardware store
Sep  5 Plans for old kindergarten building move forward
Aug 28 Vernon subdivision plan draws neighbors' opposition
Aug 28 Vernon PZC likely to reject commercial zone application
Aug 22 Humane Society drops plans for Vernon site; likely negotiating to build in South Windsor
Aug 22 Downtown ice cream shop to close
Aug 18 Progress slow on Rockville transportation hub
Aug 16 Vernon getting ranger
Aug  8 Work begins to convert old Heartland site to fitness center, retail space
Aug  4 PZC continues hearing on Talcottville Road zone change
Aug  3 Vernon PZC to consider plans for controversial site
Aug  1 School renovations change polling places for primary
Jul 25 Vernon mayor wants to see line-by-line school budget
Jul 22 Zoning change would benefit home businesses
Jul 21 Talcottville Road parcel could go commercial
Jul 18 New town administrator hits the ground running
Jul 18 Asbestos alert prompts changes in removal
Jul 14 Fourth budgets passes, finally
Jul  8 West Street development back in court
Jul  7 Overruns force Vernon to scale back park improvements
Jul  7 Rockville Library closing Saturdays
Jul  5 Plan to hire park ranger in Vernon on hold
Jul  3 Former Vernon administrator reflects on his career
Jun 28 Council sets tax rate that matches latest budget
Jun 27 Capital improvements, contributions to non-profits cut from budget
Jun 26 Cleanup using UConn technique under way at Roosevelt Mills
Jun 21 .99 latest magic number in Vernon
Jun 20 Citizens' Forum on Vernon budget reflects a community struggling to keep pace
Jun  7 Massachusetts man chosen as Vernon town administrator
Jun  7 Voters nix Vernon budget
May 26 PZC denies West Street development
May 24 Vernon Democrats vote lesser budget cuts
May 23 School board cuts field trips, freshmen sports, aides to accommodate budget reduction
May 22 Marmer mum on town administrator candidate's name
May 19 Cogswell Fountain restoration earns RDA an award
May 17 Manchester company tapped to restore Hockanum Mill
May 16 Vernon Town Council to review department heads' budget cuts
May 12 Vernon council directs department heads to cut their own budgets
May 10 Voters shoot down budget
May  6 Vernon budget vote Tuesday; officials urge approval
May  5 PZC postpones age-restricted housing decision
May  3 Plan for YMCA facility may be back on table
May  3 Vernon council, town officials beam over new town planner
May  1 Assistant town planner moves up a rung
Apr 26 Mixed reviews on budget from town meeting attendees
Apr 24 New town planner choice coming soon
Apr 21 Short cuts: The 'Y' deal, a healer, and the livable wage
Apr 21 State grant to dress up senior center
Apr 20 Developer sues Vernon over subdivision rejection
Apr 19 Marmer puts YMCA issue back on table
Apr 17 Cake and ice cream businesses to share space
Apr 14 Vernon Wetlands Commission sued over proposal's rejection
Apr 11 After years of tweaking, Vernon council OKs new tax relief program
Apr  7 Council OKs $72 million budget; taxes would rise 5.48%
Apr  7 Book makes history of Rockville more accessible
Apr  5 Vernon Republicans kill off YMCA expansion plan
Apr  3 Relocation to mean 'one-stop permitting'
Apr  1 Town planner retires after 19 years in town
Mar 29 Vernon panel, citing possible existence of vernal pool, rejects housing development
Mar 23 Hal Cummings elected Republican chairman
Mar 22 Republicans refuse to hire architect without bidding
Mar 20 Valley Falls Road moves toward 'scenic' designation
Mar 17 Mayor wants May referendum for proposed budget
Mar 16 Council to take up $72.28 million proposal tonight
Mar 14 Home Depot buys controversial site
Mar  8 Town, former fire marshal Patrizz close to settlement
Mar  8 4 injured in 2 separate crashes minutes apart
Mar  7 The Colony, popular banquet hall, and restaurant close
Mar  2 Subdivision application moves to decision stage
Mar  1 DiDio, former councilman, chosen to lead Dems
Feb 28 Shaffer close to signing deal to become Amherst town manager
Feb 27 6 apply for town planner position
Feb 24 Troubled Kellogg House to close May 2
Feb 22 YMCA, open-space referendums delayed
Feb 21 Falling bricks, tiles prompt action on Town Hall renovation
Feb 16 Developer sues over denial of age-restricted housing
Feb 15 Town waiting for money for Central Park renovation
Feb 15 Diploma program offers adults new opportunities
Feb 13 Hospital helipad idea scratched from Rockville project
Feb  9 Y chooses Vernon for facility; if voters OK improvements
Feb  8 Town may resurrect open space purchase plan
Feb  3 Lack of PZC action means OK
Feb  2 Vernon PZC lobbies mayor to return Goldich to panel
Feb  1 Vernon suspends unlicensed engineer
Feb  1 New housing bumps up Vernon grand list
Jan 31 Town administrator offered Amherst job
Jan 26 Town planner to retire
Jan 24 Mayor takes on taxes at Board of Education meeting
Jan 21 PZC, after curfew, OKs change in housing regulations
Jan 20 Tri-City Plaza on the market
Jan 20 Project blocked amid questions about town engineer's license
Jan 19 Foster parents, altruists: David, JoAnna Chmielecki die within days of each other
Jan 18 Council reverses vote and reappoints wetlands alternate
Jan 17 New picnic area to be crown jewel of Hockanum park
Jan 17 Former Inland/Wetlands chair continues to serve community
Jan 11 Vernon will pay more for sewer work after state aid lost
Jan  7 Vernon panels suggest mixed bag for Citizens Block
Jan  6 Vernon PZC allows project critics to offer opposing testimony
Jan  3 Vernon expects big plans for vacant Talcottville Road corner
Dec 30 Vernon public safety building ready for occupants
Dec 29 Friendly's closes, one of 4 in New England to shut its doors
Dec 24 Vernon council chooses Milford company for school project
Dec 28 Influx of age-restricted housing applications could put debate on hold
Dec 23 Vernon moves ahead with Talcottville improvements
Dec 22 Home Depot developer sues town over reaffirmation of project denial
Dec Stafford First: Citizens for Responsible Growth Receives Grant to Fight Wal-Mart
Dec 21 Town Council blocks 2 reappointments
Dec 21 Vernon town administrator finalist for Amherst position
Dec 20 Inland Wetland Commission receives 'Commission of the Year' honors from CACIWC
Dec 15 Talcottville residents overwhelmingly endorse creation of historic district
Dec  7 Home Depot rejection reaffirmed by wetlands panel
Nov 29 Vernon's new ambulance building nearly complete
Nov 24 Environmental group gives Adopt-a-Trail program $1,000
Nov 22 Developer on Roosevelt Mill remediation project may begin work this summer
Nov  4 Vernon PZC reviews West Street project
Nov  2 Vernon backs study of Tankerhoosen water quality
Oct 26 Vernon church sells land
Oct 14 Rehabilitation work begins on Roosevelt Mills
Oct  1 Volunteers needed for river assessment
Sep 28 Marmer sets up campaign web site
Sep 20 Area land trusts host guided hikes
Sep 19 Vernon sets hearing date for changes in housing rules
Sep 14 Vernon planners hope computers will bust clutter
Sep  5 Vernon sign company has carved a niche for itself
Aug 30 Smart Growth groups from Vernon, Stafford sponsor presentation with information on the subject of big box growth in area towns
Aug 30 Town of Vernon receives $6.35 million appropriation for transportation center
Aug 30 Hockanum park committee looking for volunteers to adopt a trail
Aug 25 Benefactor of Vernon classroom in the woods receives honor
Aug 25 Groups get grant to study Tankerhoosen water quality
Aug 11 Federal transportation bill locks in $6 million for Rockville
Aug  5 Judge throws sledgehammer on Home Depot lawsuit
Jul 28 Judge rejects Home Depot developer's appeal
Jul 20 YMCA eyes Vernon property for regional facility
Jul 15 Developers press for wetlands decision on Home Depot plan
Jul 11 Developer sues Vernon PZC over new zoning regs
Jun 21 New Vernon zoning regulations could restrict development
May 23 A few sandwiches later ... Rein's has become an institution
May 10 Rockville Downtown Association
Apr 18 No replacement seen for PZC official before May
Apr 15 Cleanup at Vernon's Roosevelt Mills site could begin soon
Apr 11 Commission to look for firmer ground
Apr 11 HomeGoods set to open
Apr  5 PZC to hold forum to discuss development zones
Apr  5 PZC gets first look at proposed new rules
Mar 29 Judge rules in favor of Home Depot
Mar 29 Planning and Zoning Consulting Firm Assists Vernon with Development Zones
Mar 15 Conservation Commission Seeks New Members
Feb 28 Officials to hear comments on development zone rules
Feb 24 Vernon Bickford's vacancy to be filled
Feb  1 Boston Bakery Reopening
Jan 25 A Full Plate: Vernon Officials Have Much Planned in 2005
Jan 25 Vernon Glassblower Begins New Year Rebuilding After Devastating Loss