We are about to see new life breathed into the Methodist parsonage house across from Cumbies. We hear that a prominent local business has the parsonage house under contract. Expect major renovations this summer and another revitalized building in downtown Morrisville thereafter.

Alas, the demolition of the “falling-over house next to the Fire Station” finally began this morning. A backhoe was seen this morning at 182 Upper Main Street tearing out the foundation forms. By Friday the blue barn at the back of the property will be pushed into the foundation hole. And by this time next week, the house will be no more. The lot will be filled and leveled after the demo is done.

A call was received in the town offices from an official from the Vermont Community Loan Fund. That fund is considering making a loan that would entail for the renovation of the entire Nepveu Building on Portland Street. While we hear that bid documents are actually being drawn up for this work, we aren’t going to get too excited until we see the first flurry of construction activity. We, like everyone else, have been waiting a long time since Norm’s Furniture closed to see something new at 82 Portland Street.

Lastly, in some very exciting news, Heritage Environmental has the Green Dragon building on the corner of Upper Main and Portland Streets under a work contract that includes removing the lead paint, replacing windows and, of course, repainting the entire building. Seeing the Green Dragon building remodeled is at the top of the list as why we want spring to arrive sooner rather than later!