Montpelier

The director of operations for the Vermont Legislature's legal research and bill drafting staff has been elected Statehouse sergeant-at-arms, the position that oversees security and other operations at the capitol.

The former city planning director in Montpelier who lost her job last year after a publicized struggle with other city officials has been granted a near hearing on the matter.

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Work is underway in Montpelier on a wood-fired municipal heating system that will serve Vermont state offices and some downtown businesses.

The City Council in Vermont's capital has given the green light for phase one of a project that would bring Montpelier the state's first downtown heating district.

The plan is for buildings in downtown Montpelier to tie into a newly redeveloped woodchip-fired heating system that serves the Statehouse and surrounding state office buildings.

The Council voted 5-1 Wednesday evening to extend heating pipes from the state boilers east on State Street as far as Elm Street, a couple blocks from the Statehouse.