Vermont Gas Systems is again alerting regulators about cost increases related to the natural gas pipeline the company hopes will bring service to Rutland.
On Friday, less than a month after telling the Vermont Public Service Board about a $35 million cost increase in Phase 1 of the project, the company is telling the board that Phase 2 will also be above the cost the company originally planned on - to the tune of $10 million.
Activists from Glover's Bread and Puppet Theater spread out in communities around Vermont on Wednesday to hold vigils in protest of the recent Israeli attacks on Gaza. And the troupe is planning similar action on the statehouse lawn on Friday.
A construction worker was struck and killed by a car while removing temporary fog line makers on Interstate 89 in South Burlington last night.
Robert Stanhope, 61, was working for Whitcomb Construction Company. Vermont State Police say Stanhope was struck by a car driven by 22-year-old Emma Gentry of South Burlington at 11:15 p.m. on Wednesday.
Northern EMS was traveling by and stopped to assist Stanhope, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.
Anyone who witnessed the accident is asked to contact Vermont State Police in Williston.
This is the time of year Vermont cities and towns set the municipal tax rates and start sending out property tax bills. Vermont property taxes pay for public education as well as municipal infrastructure and government services. As such, municipal tax rates vary widely based upon the level of service provided by cities and towns.
The Waitsfield Community Solar Project got a big boost Tuesday, in the form of an $80,000 grant from the state's Clean Energy Development Fund. Neighboring Warren was also granted $80,ooo for its community solar project, going up near the town's elementary school. These are just two of nine grants Gov. Peter Shumlin announced during his "Summer Solar Tour." All the grants were issued to community solar projects in Vermont.
Flash flooding closed roads in Chester and Andover yesterday. The Red Cross set up an evacuation shelter at the Chester Fire Department to support first responders and people who may have had to move to safety.
Rising floodwaters blocked roads for a time on Routes 11 and 103, but both roads have re-opened as of this morning.
The Red Cross says that one Chester woman’s home was devastated by flooding, and was possibly destroyed.
The shelter closed last night, and Vermont State Police say no one spent the night there.
The Vermont Public Service Board ordered Vermont Gas Systems to stop digging for its pipeline near power lines owned by the Vermont Electric Power Company, citing environmental and health concerns.
Vermont Gas approached the Public Service Board after the state Agency of Natural Resources alerted the company to the possibility that soil contaminated with Pentachlorophenol (PCP) could be disturbed by pipeline construction.