In the News Around Town

The Stamford Community Church (1059 Main Road) is holding its annual
Bonfire and Caroling on Sunday, Dec. 17 at 7 p.m. All are welcome to
join us singing carols around the bonfire and then enjoying cookies and
hot chocolate in the church community room afterward. Please bring a
flashlight to not only safely navigate your way to the bonfire, but to
see the music booklets!! Hope to see you there!!!

*Buzz Wheeler will be returning to work at the recycling center!!


The deadline for filing petitions with the town clerk for warrant articles to be included in the town meeting warning is Thursday, January 18, 2018. These petitions must be signed by 5% of the registered voters or at least 32 signatures. V.S.A. 17:2642(a)

The required signatures on a petition to run for an elected office are 1% of the registered voters or at least 7 signatures. The deadline for filing these petitions with the Town Clerk is Monday, January 29, 2018, at 5:00 p.m. Nominating papers may be picked up at the Town Office. V.S.A. 17:2681(a) (b).

Elected positions to be filled this year are:
Town Moderator – 1 year term
School Moderator – 1 year term
Selectboard member – 3 year term
Selectboard member – 2 year term
School Director – 3 year term
School Director – 2 year term
Lister – 3 year term
Lister – 2 years remaining on a 3 year term
Auditor – 3 year term
Auditor – 2 year term
Auditor – 1 year term
Collector of Delinquent Taxes – 1 year term
Grand Juror -1 year term
Town Agent – 1 year term
Cemetery Commissioner – 5 year term
Cemetery Commissioner – 3 years remaining on a 5 year term Library Trustee – 5 year term
Library Trustee – 4 years remaining on a 5 year term

Voting will be held on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Stamford Elementary School. Applications for addition to the checklist will be accepted during regular town office hours and throughout election day.

Absentee ballots will be available until 5:00 p.m. on Monday, March 5, 2018. Please call the town office at 694- 1361.

All Selectboard minutes can be found here.


Breakfast With Santa Reminder/Update

Fundraising reminder for the Stamford Elementary School, please note the time change in bold below.

The Stamford Elementary Middle School from Stamford, VT is going to Washington DC in June!

Help us reach our fundraising goal by participating in our first ever Breakfast with Santa event on Sunday, December 17th from 9 am to 12 pm at the Stamford Elementary School!  Pre-sold ticket prices are $10 for children and $5 for adults.

Ticket pricing includes a photo with Santa himself, breakfast consisting of eggs, pancakes, bacon, and sausage, coffee and various juices, face painting and ornament decorating.

Tickets sold at the door will be $10 for children and $8 for adults.

We hope to see you there!

Bennington County Solid Waste Newsletter

Winter 2017-2018 Newsletter from the
Bennington County Solid Waste Alliance

The Bennington County Solid Waste Alliance (BCSWA) includes the Towns of Arlington, Bennington, Dorset, Glastenbury, Manchester, Pownal, Rupert, Sandgate, Searsburg, Shaftsbury, Stamford, Sunderland and Woodford and provides technical assistance to businesses, schools and institutions within the thirteen towns to encourage recycling and waste reduction.

The full newsletter can be found here.


Town News

Mini-Green Up Day
Join us on December 9th at 9 am in front of the school for a mini green up day. Green trash bags will be provided. This our chance to clean up the roads before the snow falls. Come one and all!! Contact Pat Sullivan with any questions.

All Board Meeting scheduled for Wednesday December 6th at 6pm. Open Meeting Laws by James Barlow, Esquire

Minutes for the comment session for the Town Plan can be found here.

Minutes for the November 16th Selectboard Meeting can be found here.


The Lane Bridge News

Word on the street, pun intended, from Road Commissioner Dave Tatro is that the bridge on The Lane will be open late this afternoon (November 22nd) and will then be closed down again on Monday morning (November 27th) so the contractors can finish the project.

No word yet on how long the bridge will be closed after Monday yet.

If you have a bottle of champagne left over from the holiday, perhaps you can donate it to the open ceremony so Dave can break it over the new abutments (just kidding).



Important Southern Vermont Broadband News

If you are a subscriber to, I’m sorry for filling your inbox today, but I thought it was important to send this out ASAP.

Iberdola, the windmill company, has announced that there will be a planned power outage at their site on Saturday November 18th starting at 6:30am. There is no word on how long it will last, but this will affect Internet access for some of the SVBC members.

If you have questions regarding this Internet outage, you can send an email to or contact one of the board members listed here.



In a previous post I stated the special town meeting for comments on the proposed town plan was scheduled for Thursday November 15th – right day, wrong date.

This meeting is scheduled for Thursday November 16th at 5:30pm.

Thank you to a sharp eyed reader!!