A recent program on Vt. Public Radio reported that energy leaders from across the state met in Vernon Sept 12th to help the town plan for life after Vermont Yankee.
Entergy closed VY in December, 2014, leaving behind an enormous switchyard that can handle hundreds of megawatts of electricity from a power plant.
The town wants to replace VY's tax base — and lost jobs — and with those high voltage transmission lines, Vernon is looking for an energy project that could make use of the electrical infrastructure.
The Vermont Clean Energy Development Fund has awarded $400,000 to the Windham Regional Commission (WRC) to develop a grant program to support renewable energy projects in Windham County. The program will focus on small-scale projects. Award amounts are proposed to begin in the $10,000 range and go up to $320,000. The WRC will host a public meeting in the Townshend Town Hall, 2006 Route 30 Townshend, Vermont Thursday, September 29th at 6 pm to solicit public feedback on the program proposal. RSVPs are preferred though not required to email@example.com.
The Dummerston Community Center will host a rummage and tag sale, featuring books, bedding, kitchenware, footwear, toys, clothing and many miscellaneous items. Rain or Shine, indoor event. Proceeds benefit the Center's operating and maintenance cost. For information, call 802-254-9212 or 802-254-2415.September 17th, from 9 am to 12 noon. Dummerston Community Center, 150 West Street, West Dummerston, Vt. 05357
For Route 30 commuters
I believe I lost my son's backpack along Route 30 on Sunday on our way from Brattleboro to Townshend. He is 6 years old and it has some things which are dear to him inside, his well loved stuffed animal and a string of beads from mom. I am including a picture of the type of backpack that it is although his name is not Kyle. If you find it please call me, I will be in your debt.
The Windham Regional Commission (WRC) is pleased to announce that it has secured funding from the State of Vermont, Agency of Natural Resources, Department of Environmental Conservation, Ecosystem Restoration Program, for a floodplain attenuation project along the Green River in Guilford. The project consists of three elements: berm removal, buffer planting, and securing a conservation easement on a field in the floodplain.
Following Tropical Storm Irene, a berm of approximately 300 feet in length and 3-4 feet tall was created from material windrowed onto the left bank of the river. The berm exacerbates a pinch point that is created by road encroachments from Green River Road and a higher historical berm on the opposite bank. The project looks to remove this newer berm which obstructs the river’s flow into the floodplain field, a valuable space for floodwater, sediment, and debris attenuation, during storm events.
Save the Date! There will be a benefit rummage and tag sale on Saturday, July 30th from 9-noon at the Dummerston Community Center located at 150 West St, in the West Dummerston Village.
Items for sale include books, toys, games, kitchenware, clothing, footwear and many miscellaneous items. The sale will be held rain or shine, an indoor event.Benefit for the Center's operating and maintenance cost.
For information call 802-254-9212 or 802-254-2415.
Watch Issued: 7:03 PM EDT Jul. 1, 2016 –
National Weather Service
Watch 313 remains in effect until 1000 PM EDT for the following locations VT
. Vermont counties included are Bennington
Flood Advisory Issued: 6:16 PM EDT Jul.
1, 2016 – National Weather Service
On Wednesday, May 18th 2016, all members of the Vernon community are invited to participate in a series of forums in town to share their concerns and ideas. The Vermont Council on Rural Development will bring a team of over 20 federal, state, business, nonprofit, and philanthropic leaders who will listen to residents and will return in months ahead to the community with recommendations, ideas and support in developing action plans and funding strategies. Click HERE for the schedule of the day.
Here are draft minutes for the Vernon School Board meeting on Monday in which they voted to withdraw from the Act 46 district and become an advisable district. - c.
Vernon Town School Board
Minutes of Regular Meeting—April 25, 2016
Directors present: Mike Hebert, Deb Hebert, Gina Dyer, Walter Breau.
Directors absent: None.
Also present: Sally Brassor, Dana Gordon-Macey, Paul Smith. The members of the Vernon Select Board, Christiane Howe (chair), Sandra Harris, Josh Unruh, Emily Vergobbe, Stephen Skibnowsky, joined the meeting at 6:04 p.m.
CALL TO ORDER REGULAR MEETING—5:30 p.m. – Mike Hebert, Chair
The voters recently approved the concept of a gas-fired generating station to replace Yankee.
They’re looking to replace the cash cow they have had for 30-some years: Jobs, low taxes, better schools…it’s a
long list and I don’t blame them at all.
But what if they had an opportunity to regain all the benefits – and then some, without pollution and the dangers resulting from a gas pipeline?