The heart of town could use some sprucing up

LYNDON — The heart of town could use some sprucing up. A new program aims to help. The Lyndon Downtown Revitalization Corp. will distribute $35,000 to help downtown businesses and building owners improve storefronts to create a vibrant and more attractive village center. LDRC expects to open the application window on or around Sept. 1, with awards to be announced by late fall. The program is made possible by American Rescue Plan Act funds and was created in cooperation with Lyndon ARPA Advisory Committee member Jared Reynolds.According to Reynolds, the program will hand out a maximum of $10,000 in awards and will require a one-to-one grant match. The program aims to beautify the downtown and support small businesses.