On Saturday, November 1 at Noon, state and local public safety agencies will conduct an audible sounding of the 37 sirens located within the Vermont Yankee ten-mile emergency planning zone. The pole-mounted sirens are located in the Vermont towns of Brattleboro, Dummerston, Guilford and Vernon, and in the New Hampshire towns of Chesterfield, Hinsdale, Richmond, Swanzey and Winchester. In Massachusetts the sirens are located in Gill, Colrain, Leyden, Bernardston and Northfield.
The three-minute siren testing is being conducted by the Vermont, New Hampshire and Massachusetts state public safety agencies in compliance with the regulations of the Federal Emergency Management Agency to ensure the effectiveness of the public notification system.
“Vermont Yankee Decommissioning: Unanswered Questions”
The next "Brattleboro Citizens' Breakfast" is planned for Friday, September 19, 2014 at the Gibson Aiken Center, downstairs, hosted by Senior Meals. Doors open at 7:30am.
Clay Turnbull from the New England Coalition on Nuclear Pollution (based in Brattleboro) will be discussing some of the issues currently in play at Vermont Yankee. “We are actually a long way from decommissioning the plant. What should happen with VY's high-level nuclear waste presently stored in an elevated, water-filled pool? Entergy does not yet have approval to build a second dry cask storage facility. The site is going to be decommissioned, the question is -- to what standards?”
The Green River Covered Bridge, Guilford, Vermont, will remain closed to ALL traffic through October 22, 2014 for construction. For more information and updates, please refer to the Town of Guilford's website:
Any questions or comments should be directed to Guilford Town Administrator Katie Buckley firstname.lastname@example.org.
The best darn tag sale, ever, happens next weekend in Marlboro center. 7/26 Saturday 9-3
Great bargains on Used Clothing, Furniture, Books, Toys, Housewares & more. Bake Sale, Cafe and Silent Auction. Two buildings full of stuff! And on Sunday from 11-2, everything is free!
While tubing Monday 6/16, discovered their absence about halfway between the Dummerston Covered bridge and the remnants of the old railroad bridge (near the Irving station on Route 30). 2 car keys (for upstream and downstream cars) were double-bagged together inside 2 ziplok bags.
If you're swimming or kayaking in this area or downstream and see something floating (or underwater) please grab them and reply to this article...replacement keys are expensive these days, so waterlogged or not, there'll be a reward! Don't divulge details of exactly what you found in your reply, though, save that for private followup for identification.
Putney Cares Inc and the NeighborWorks H.E.A.T Squad to host a Home Energy Audit Open House on June 28, 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at 54 Kimball Hill Rd Putney VT.
Come learn about home energy audits, Solarize Putney, and cold climate heat pumps and hybrid heat pump water heaters so you can save money and be more comfortable all year round.
Mike Raymond, VT Home Performance with ENERGY STAR auditor, will walk us through an energy audit of the Activities Barn including live blower door testing and infra-red imaging. He will also discuss how homeowners can save money and be healthier and more comfortable once improvements are made.
The Guilford Historical Society will hold its annual plant and bake sale on Saturday, May 17 , from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm, rain or shine. The sale will take place in the algiers section of guilford at Richmond's Garage at the corner of US Route 5 (the Coolidge highway) and the Guilford Center Road, one mile south of exit 1 of I-91 and opposite the Guilford Country Store.
The sale will feature plants that are all moderately priced and that have been locally raised. There will also be a variety of baked goods from some of the finest cooks in the Guilford area. Pies, cookies, and other delicacies will be offered.
BROAD BROOK GRANGE will present its 18th annual Mother’s Day Brunch on Sunday, May 11, from 7:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Grange hall in Guilford Center. The proceeds from the event will allow for continued renovations of the historic building.
The all-you-can-eat brunch features eggs and omelets, any style, made to order. Also on the menu are pancakes, French toast, sausage, bacon and home fries, with Guilford maple syrup. Other treats include home-baked coffee cakes and other baked goods, fresh fruit salad, and bread for toasting. A selection of juices will be available, along with coffee, teas and milk.
Historic Fiddle Program, Sunday, May 4, 2014, 2:00 PM at the Broad Brook Grange
Presenting Adam Boyce of West Windsor As Charles Ross Taggart Vermont’s Traveling Fiddler
Taggart of Topsham VT, toured the US , starting in 1894, for 40 years as a “musical humorist.” Adam Boyce portrays Taggart around the end of his career, with live fiddle playing, and telling of the traveling fiddler’s recollections and observations of life on the road in that era. Boyce himself is an accomplished fiddler and composer of over 100 fiddle tunes.
Newfane Yoga is opening Monday, April 7. Join us for our first vinyasa flow class @ 6pm. Your first class is only $5. We're located right next to the Newfane Cafe & Creamery.
Please visit www.newfaneyoga.com for the full class schedule. We're excited to bring yoga to Newfane and Windham County.