Rochester, Vermont
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Bone Builders
M-W-F: 10-11 am





 Sunday January 26, 2020
11:00 am to 2:00 pm
at SkateSpace (next to School)

Join the fun at the Winterfest at Rochester on Sunday, January 26 from 11 am to 2 pm at the Skatespace next to the Rochester School on Route 100. Everyone from Rochester and all surrounding towns is invited. Open skating starts at 11 am and a pick-up hockey game begins at 1 pm. There will be sledding , snowshoeing, a nature walk, snow painting, a campfire, and other activities, with prizes for the kids. Free skate rentals, hockey sticks, snowshoes, and sleds will be available.

Rec dept. meeting

Monday January 6, 6:00 pm
Town Hall
Agenda: Winterfest, SkateSpace, Youth Sports, Open Comments
All are welcome

Clerk News

Town Clerk’s Office will be CLOSED
December 25, 2019
January 1, 2020

Efficient Wood Heating in Vermont

Below please find a link to a newly produced YouTube video on Efficient Wood Heating in Vermont.  The video describes the types and benefits of home heating options and describes the current rebates and incentives available for residential heating offered by Efficiency Vermont.





Town of Rochester

>> Rochester Town Plan Report January 2019
Rochester Town Plan Final Draft
RochesterTown Plan Maps final draft

>> Updated Town Plan draft 4-9-18-1
>> Town Plan Review Rochester 2018-2

The Planning Commission of the Town of Rochester will hold a hearing on proposed revision of the Rochester Town Plan on December 3, 2019 a 6:00 pm at the Rochester Town Office.  The Planning Commission will accept comments at this Public Hearing. Written comments may be submitted by 9:00 am on December 3, 2019 to the Planning Commission, PO Box 238; Rochester, VT 05767 or emailed to rochestertown@comcast.net using subject line “Comments for Town Plan for 12/03/19 Hearing”. The proposal covers all lands within the Town of Rochester. Full copies of the draft Town Plan and maps are available from the Rochester Town Clerk or can be viewed online at rochestervermont. Org. Below is a summary of the proposal.

The Town Plan proposal covers all lands within the Town of Rochester, and includes the following:

  • Chapter 1: Introduction
  • Chapter 2: Demographics
  • Chapter 3: Housing
  • Chapter 4: Current and Future Land Use
  • Chapter 5: Education
  • Chapter 6: Economic Development
  • Chapter 7: Transportation
  • Chapter 8: Utilities and Facilities
  • Chapter 9: Health and Emergency Services
  • Chapter 10: Energy
  • Chapter 11: Recreation
  • Chapter 12: Flood Resilience
  • Chapter 13: Natural, Scenic, and Cultural Resources
  • Chapter 14: Agriculture and Forestry
  • Chapter 15: Relationship to Other Plans
  • Chapter 16: Town Plan Implementation
  • Appendix A: Implementation Matrix
  • Appendix B: Tropical Storm Irene History
  • Appendix C: Energy Data

Dated 11/5/19 Revised
Rochester Planning Commission

“Rochester From the Air”

Rochester From the Air from Robert Gardner on Vimeo.