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12:47 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

Pittsford's Lothrop School Is One Step Closer To Heating Upgrades

The school board and select board in Pittsford have both voted unanimously to use a fund bequeathed to the town to finance a heating system and other energy upgrades at Lothrop Elementary School.

Last winter the Pittsford taxpayers spent $68,000 to heat the school building. A new wood pellet boiler and associated improvements are expected to knock $40,000 off the school's annual heating bill.

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8:56 am
Sat September 27, 2014

Public Post: Drug Take Back Day, Town Halls, Brandon Flood Planning

Police and Sheriffs Departments across Vermont are participating in Drug Take Back Day. Town Halls are in the news for their uses and lack of usability. Brandon launches a flood planning effort for businesses and public infrastructure.

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10:29 am
Thu September 25, 2014

Job Fair Touts Opportunities In Rural Lamoille County

The annual Lamoille Valley Career and Job Fair is being held at the Green Mountain Technology and Career Center on the Lamoille Union Middle and High School campus in Hyde Park this afternoon.

The event is open to adult job seekers as well as eleventh and twelfth grade students interested in exploring a variety of careers. Job seekers are invited to bring copies of their resumes.

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9:39 am
Wed September 24, 2014

Drug Take Back Day Coming To A Police Department Near You

Saturday, September 27 is Drug Take-Back Day.
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The U.S. Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration has declared this Saturday, September 27, "Drug Take-Back Day" across the country. It's an event that has happened a couple times a year, over the past four years. The idea is to make it convenient for people to safely  and anonymously dispose of unwanted or expired prescription drugs.

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1:31 pm
Mon September 22, 2014

Mirror Theatre Gets Green Light In Greensboro

Greensboro Arts Alliance and Residency has won conditional approval to construct a new theater, arts center and cafe.

Last week's decision by the Greensboro Development Review Board was unanimous. The Mirror Theatre, as it will be named, will be built on 10 acres where the Hazendale Farmstand is currently located.

The board's approval is subject to the following conditions:

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1:34 pm
Sat September 20, 2014

Public Post: LED Street Lights, Sign Thefts, The Mirror Theatre

Fair Haven is asking for public participation in a street light evaluation before making the switch to LED fixtures. Sign thefts and signing regulations have been a topic of discussion for several select boards. Greensboro's Development Review Board gives a green light to the Greensboro Arts Alliance and Residency's plan to build the Mirror Theatre.

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11:59 am
Wed September 17, 2014

Street Light Feedback Wanted In Fair Haven

Fair Haven is getting ready to convert its street lights from high pressure sodium to LED fixtures.
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If you've ever been nervous on a dark street corner or, conversely, annoyed with a glaring street lamp when gazing at the night sky, then you can appreciate an effort now underway in Fair Haven.

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12:58 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

To Dispel Doubts, Greensboro Theater Backer Steps Out Of Anonymity

The Greensboro Arts Alliance and Residency will be before the Greensboro Development Review Board this evening, seeking a permit to build a "state-of-the-art performance arts facility" on 10 acres of what is now farmland and the site of the Hazendale Farmstand.

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11:41 am
Mon September 15, 2014

Weekend Vandalism At Saxtons River Treatment Plant

Vermont State Police are asking for information about a break-in at the water and sewage treatment plant in Saxtons River. 

Police are investigating the incident, which took place between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday evening, as a vandalism case.

A State Police press release states:

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8:15 am
Sat September 13, 2014

Public Post: Craftsbury Solar Tracker, Fall Cleanup Events, Waitsfield Library Plans

Craftsbury installs a solar tracker using money from the Kingdom Community Wind project. Essex and Rutland hold cleanup events to reduce stormwater runoff pollution. Library Trustees in Waitsfield consider renovations after the town office relocates to a new building.

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