Vt. couple ensures 287 acres of Guilf...

Vt. couple ensures 287 acres of Guilford preserved

There are 11 comments on the Boston.com story from Feb 10, 2014, titled Vt. couple ensures 287 acres of Guilford preserved. In it, Boston.com reports that:

A Vermont couple is helping ensure almost 287 acres of forestland in the town of Guilford will be protected from development.

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I Know More Than You

Bennington, VT

#1 Feb 10, 2014
Some land is worth more in conservation money than it is on the market. Especially if you are well connected.
Flat Lander

United States

#2 Feb 10, 2014
To each their own. What was the driving force to do this. Are they into nature or against development or even spiting their neighbors or a policy of some meaning or desire. Their land, their money and their feeling is their choice. Amen
Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#3 Feb 10, 2014
So what benefits do they get out of this?
Flat Lander

United States

#4 Feb 10, 2014
Not all of the world need reward for their actions, they could be blessed by the almighty, praise the buck.
Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#5 Feb 10, 2014
God bless you!
Joe

Belmont, VT

#6 Feb 10, 2014
Mike Mulligan wrote:
God bless you!
Praise the Lord and change the law n a few decades so a shopping center can be built.
Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#7 Feb 11, 2014
Sounds like the conservation and altruism is mostly ceremonial….bragging rights.
Joe

Belmont, VT

#8 Feb 11, 2014
Mike Mulligan wrote:
Sounds like the conservation and altruism is mostly ceremonial….bragging rights.
Just tax the land at fair market value and put the trust funds broke so the land comes back on the market so We The People can afford a place to live.
I Know More Than You

Brattleboro, VT

#9 Feb 11, 2014
Mike Mulligan wrote:
So what benefits do they get out of this?
You either get money or tax deductions which is money also. And you get to keep your land and cut the timber in the future. Meanwhile the property doesn't pay property taxes at it's fmv. Good deal for rich people only. No poor people ever want to do this.
Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#10 Feb 11, 2014
Who wants the buy property with a lean on it....the value isn't he same.
Flat Lander

United States

#11 Feb 11, 2014
It's hard enough to buy or sell land or most anything with out big brother telling what to do while getting their hand in your pockets. Ah the good old days for sure.

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