BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- There's an effort underway to name a new welcome center in Vermont after the late Sen. Jim Jeffords, who secured its funding.
The welcome center is in Bennington on Route 279, known as the Bennington Bypass.
The Bennington Banner reports (http://bit.ly/Jea059) the selectboard voted to draft a letter to be presented to the state Agency of Transportation.
Jeffords died Aug. 18 at the age of 80. He was Vermont's delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives from 1975 to 1989, then was a U.S. senator until 2007.
Information from: Bennington Banner, http://www.benningtonbanner.com