Vermont officials are hoping a decision by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to cover the cost of replacing a culvert in Townshend destroyed by flooding from Tropical Storm Irene means more towns will be eligible for such funding.
A Vermont town that had banned firearms in town-owned buildings has changed its mind.
The Brattleboro Reformer reports the Townshend selectboard had approved the ban on July 16. It applied to all town buildings including the office, highway garage, library and fire station. Only "authorized law-enforcement officers" were excluded.
The board rescinded the ban Monday after hearing opposition from gun-rights advocates and after being advised by the town attorney that the ban could not stand.