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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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Windham Regional Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (WRVOAD)

The Windham Regional Commission (WRC) is pleased to announce that it is forming a local VOAD to serve the Windham region. For the past two years, the Southeastern Vermont Irene Long Term Recovery Committee (SEVT LTRC) has been working steadily to help Windham County residents who were left with unmet needs after Tropical Storm Irene. Although most of those who fell victim to the floods received help from FEMA Individual Assistance, there remained almost 1500 cases in our region with unmet needs. Disaster relief donations of over $300,000 (with United Way of Windham County as fiscal agent) have been judiciously distributed by the LTRC, along with state funds and hundreds of hours of volunteer labor. With the resources expended, the LTRC will be “going dormant” on August 31, 2013.

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Bicycling Injury in Guilford

My son was hit by a vehicle Wednesday 8-23-13 in Guilford near Paul's Road. He was headed to work on his bicycle. He was transported to BMH ER.

I am interested in communicating with anyone who happened to witness or pass by the area and saw the vehicle hit my son and throw him on the ground causing large abrasions.

We have protection for pedestrians and bicyclers in the form of the "Safe Passage Law" in Vermont which was originally featured here on ibrattleboro on June 20, 2010.

We have seen too many injuries and deaths in Windham County in the past year caused by vehicles, to pedestrians and bikers.

Thank you for your help and comments.

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Dummerston Tag Sale

The Dummerston Community Center will hold a tag/rummage sale on Saturday, August 10th, from 9-noon.
Items for sale include clothing, furniture, games, books, toys, kitchenware and much more.
Coffee and Lester's donuts will also be for sale. 
The sale will benefit the Dummerston Community Center's operating and maintenance costs. 
For more information call Jean @ 254-9212 or Ann @ 254-2415.

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