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Findings on Southern Vermont's Brand and Recruitment Development Project to be Presented in Wilmington

Can Windham and Bennington counties recruit employees and market to tourists more effectively by working more closely together? This is the key question a project underway by a host of Southern Vermont partners will answer. A public meeting to present the findings of initial research will be held on Thursday November 15th at 6 PM at the Wilmington Town Meeting Room.

The Southern Vermont Sustainable Marketing Project has been named as a high priority project in economic mitigation plans for the announced closure of Vermont Yankee and as a Vital Project in the Southeastern Vermont CEDS due to be released on December 5th.

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Archer Mayor Talk at Dummerston Community Center

Archer Mayor will be present and discuss his latest Joe Gunther mystery novel "Three can keep a Secret" on Monday Nov. 18th, at 7 PM at the Dummerston Community Center.

Autographed new and recent novels will be available for purchase, to benefit the Dummerston Community Center operating and maintenance expenses. The Community Center is located at 150 West Street in West Dummerston Village, and is Handicap accessible.

 

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Dairy Nutrition Program with Amy Fletcher

Dummerston Cares will present the program "Dairy Nutrition" with Amy Fletcher, Nutritionist.
Monday, Nov.18th, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 

The program and light luncheon will be held at the Dummerston Community Center located at 150 West Street, in the West Dummerston Village. Amy will present a short Power Point presentation and a brief talk on nutritious dairy products, followed by general participation and conversation.

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Three-Minute Siren Test Scheduled for Area Vt., N.H., and Mass., Towns Saturday, November 2 at Noon

On Saturday, November 2 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.

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First Snow in Dover

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Dummerston Emergency Fuel Fund Supper Fundraiser

A Baked Bean & Ham supper will be held on Saturday Oct. 26th from 5-7p.m. at the Evening Star Grange in Dummerston Center.
Delicious baked beans, baked ham, (hot dogs if preferred) with tasty scalloped potatoes, coleslaw, marinated carrots, and rolls. Yummy gingerbread with real whipped cream for dessert.

Tickets are $10.00 for adults, $5.00 for children 5-12 years old.
Take-out is available. Call 254-1138 between 5-7 p.m. on the 26th to order.

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Putney Moon

Photo taken from the Exit 4 Sunoco station.

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Town of Guilford Website

The town of Guilford has a new website at:

http://www.guilfordvt.net/

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Brattleboro Citizens' Breakfast Invitation - VY is Closing: Now What?

Brattleboro Citizens' Breakfast

VY is Closing: Now what?

The next "Brattleboro Citizens' Breakfast" will take place on Friday, September 20, 2013 at the Gibson Aiken Center, downstairs, hosted by Senior Meals. Doors open at 7:30am.

We plan to hear from Lissa Weinmann, Senior Fellow at the World Policy Center, and author of a recent article on Vermont Yankee ... going forward:

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Yankee What Next - Part Deux

In my post, “Yankee, What Next?” I recommended an op-ed by Lissa Weinmann , entitled “Federal legislation key to jobs-creating, swift VY clean-up”

This has been reprinted in Green Energy Times, and can be read here.

It begins:

“While some celebrate and some lament news of Entergy’s decision to close the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant, we all need to work together to assure that decontamination begins immediately in order to preserve and create hundreds of jobs and assure the safe storage of highly radioactive waste that will certainly remain at the site for decades to come.”

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iBrattleboro Poll

In July Brattleboro can co-mingle recycling. For me,

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