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Hoff - scenic beauty important - State's Beauty Vital to Business, Says Hoff...
State's Beauty Vital to Business, Says Hoff Free Press Capitol Bureau FAIRLEE; Vermont's business community has a vested interest in preserving the state's natural resources, Gov. Hoff told the Greater Vermont Vermont Association at its annual meeting Monday. "This is a pocketbook item and your commitment to maintaining our scenic atmosphere is the best investment investment you could make," said the governor. He said that innumerable studies prove people come to Vermont, both as vacationers and permanent residents, because they are attracted, to its natural beauty. "If we cannot provide an appropriately conducive environment environment for the professional professional and technically sophisticated sophisticated person, we cannot continue continue to promote the type of business and industrial growth that will assure our prosperity," prosperity," said Hoff. 1 Speaking on the topic, "What's Ahead for Vermont," the governor asserted that the atmosphere which this genera tion of Vermonters inherited must be preserved for the next generation. "We have no right by any thing ' we do or ' neglect to do, to deprive our children of a quality environmental experi ence. It is theirs by right of inheritance," said Hoff. The governor emphasized the necessity for prompt enactment of the Scenic Corridors Bill and the enactment of zoning and planning proposals by local and regional governments. " "This insistence on preserving our atmosphere combined with a reluctance to let government assist in this preservation provides provides an interesting paradox," he said. He added, "Next door in Bradford, for example,- example,- the voters last week rejected zoning and this week they're complaining about the possibility possibility that a racetrack may be moving in." The governor also said that there appears to be unwar ranted apprehension on the part of some members of the busi-n busi-n busi-n e s s community concerning proposed billboard regulation. "This would merely be a method of identifying commercial commercial establishments without cluttering our landscape. No one is trying to jeopardize a business. In fact, by. making our highways more scenic and more attractive, billboard and sign regulation would have just the opposite effect. It would improve your business," Hoff said. , - - ' '...'.. ; He added, "I would submit that this is just one more example where intelligent scenery preservation should just make good sense to our business business community." ; Ridgley Named Of Shelburne SHELBURNE - The appointment appointment of C. Herbert Ridgley to the Board of Directors of Shelburne Industries, Inc. was announced Monday by Richard A. chairman the

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  1. The Burlington Free Press,
  2. 26 Sep 1967, Tue,
  3. Main Edition,
  4. Page 13

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