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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.
Efficiency Vermont

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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10:17 am
Wed September 10, 2014

West Rutland To Get Water, Sewer Service

There will soon be new sewer and water lines between West Rutland and Rutland Town. The United States Department of Agriculture  has awarded $2,007,100 in grants and loans to expand municipal sewer and drinking water to parts of West Rutland.

"These upgrades will have environmental, health and economic impacts for hundreds of Vermonters in and around West Rutland," USDA Rural Development Vermont and New Hampshire State Director Ted Brady said in a press release.

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10:27 am
Tue September 9, 2014

Waitsfield Town Office To Move; Library Eyeing Renovations

With a new Waitsfield Town Office building in the works, the town will be moving out of its temporary space in the basement of the Joslin Memorial Library.
Bev Kehoe Town of Waitsfield

The Waitsfield Town Office is currently located in the basement of the Joslin Memorial Library. But now that a new town office building is in the works, library trustees are thinking about renovations.

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9:30 am
Sat September 6, 2014

Public Post: Neighborhood Development Areas, Rumble Strips, Middlebury Recycling

Warren is among the towns looking at designated Neighborhood Development Areas. The Vermont Agency of Transportation is holding a meeting in Mount Holly to discuss rumble strips on Route 103. Middlebury is discussing changing its curbside recycling program.

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7:30 am
Fri September 5, 2014

Update: Water Main Break In Waitsfield

Waitsfield Elementary School is closed today, and the entire Waitsfield water system is under a boil water notice, after a water main broke on Thursday.

Update at 12:36 p.m. on Sept. 5, 2014: According to Waitsfield Town Administrator Valerie Capels, the latest projection for restoration of water is by 3 p.m. A temporary water line is being installed to get water restored as quickly as possible. Once the temporary line is connected, the system south of the repair will be flushed. Attention will then shift to the permanent repair.

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1:47 pm
Wed September 3, 2014

Will Middlebury Dump Curbside Recycling?

Vermont's new standardized symbols for recycling, food scraps and trash were developed to help implement the state's universal recycling law.
Vermont Agency of Natural Resources

Middlebury residents have had curbside recycling pickup since 1990. Residents pay for the service individually, with the benefit of a reduced rate based upon the town's contract with a private hauler.

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6:46 am
Wed September 3, 2014

Retiring Police Chief Recognized With Stuffed Giraffe

Friday, August 29, was Stephen Soares' last day as Windsor Police Chief, after six years on the job. Before he retired, however, he was bestowed with a stuffed plush giraffe – which is actually quite an honor in Windsor.

The giraffe is a symbol of the "Stick Your Neck Out Award" given by the Windsor Area Drug Task Force.  The award was first given 18 years ago to "recognize a community leader who has made a significant impact on the health and well-being of the Windsor area community."

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