Interstate School District Communication

Dear Residents,
Click here to view a letter regarding work a group of us have been working on since March, 2017.  We ask that you read it carefully and consider supporting our “Vote No on Act 46” request.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

Respectfully,
Colleen Cahoon, Kelly Holland, Katelyn Millard, Kim Roberts-Morandi, and Jen Ryan

Stamford Interstate District Exploration Committee

Interstate School District

Here is iBerkshires.com’s reporting from last nights informational meeting from the Interstate School District committee.

Tonight will be another informational meeting hosted by the Stamford School Board.

StamfordVT.org hopes foster a relationship with the Interstate School District Committee. More information will be posted here if / when such a relationship is formed.

 

Reminder Act 46 Informational Meeting

There will be an informational meeting Tuesday May 23rd 7pm at the Stamford Elementary School with regard to the upcoming Act 46 vote on May 31st. Come and find out what it will mean to accept or reject The Vermont Dept of Education’s Act 46.

Click here to read the latest revision of Act 46 approved on April 18th by Vermont Board of Education and posted to education.vermont.gov on May 3rd, 2017.

 

Community Tag Sale

The Stamford Community Church is holding their annual  tag sale Sat. June 3, 9 a.m-1 p.m.

There will be a bake sale, Chinese auction , hotdogs, fried dough and pony rides for the children.
There are still spaces available for $10. Contact Donna at 802 694-1701 or Diana at 413 664 8645.
The church is also encouraging people to have tag sales at their homes in an attempt to make this a community-wide event.

Out of This Weeks Selectboard Minutes

The town office was contacted by the National Forest who wants to hire a contractor to work in the town’s right-of-way along parts of County Road, Maltese Road and Risky Ranch Road to use herbicides to treat several invasive species of plants. Concerns were raised as to what type of herbicides would be used and the effects it would have on beekeepers and residents with allergies. The Selectboard agreed that the National Forest should come to the town office to research the names of the property owners affected. Kurt Gamari, the town’s Health Officer, felt sometimes non-treatment can be worse if the invasive species is allowed to spread. The Selectboard thought it would be best if the National Forest scheduled a Public Meeting, invited all affected landowners and provided a list of exactly what chemicals they would be using in what manner.

Going Zero Waste with Amy Johns

Please join us May 11 at 6:30 p.m. for a library program and a community event that could have positive impacts on all of us and our town.

Amy Johns, Stamford resident and Director of the Zilkha Center for Environmental Initiatives at Williams College, will talk about ways to achieve a waste-free lifestyle.

Amy, who teaches courses on renewable energy and sustainability at Williams, will discuss the concept of Zero Waste living and outline strategies aimed at reducing waste and pollution in our lives and becoming better stewards of our environment.

The hour-long program will include time for discussion and light refreshments.