SHAFTSBURY — A representative from the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development will be visiting Shaftsbury this month to help residents take advantage of tax credits available to businesses located in the town's designated village centers.

Richard Amore, planning coordinator for the ACCD's Village Center Designation Program, will speak at Cole Hall on Jan. 28 at 7 p.m. According to Phylis Porio of the Economic Development Committee, Amore will give a presentation on how other village centers around the state are working to revitalize themselves.

The Economic Development Committee secured Vilage Center designations for two areas in the town in 2013. This program will focus on the second, designated the South Shaftsbury Village Center, which begins around Harrington Construction on Route 7A, and continues until the intersection with Daniels Road. It also covers Buck Hill Road up until about the town garage, and Church Street past the Bernstein Display property. The town's