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.
Just in time for all your holiday caroling – the bridge on the Lane is now open.
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).
If you are a subscriber to Stamfordvt.org, 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.
Luke McKay picked up a stray dog on County Road near the Klondike Road intersection last week. It has no collar or tags and is not friendly. He has posted notices in town to find the owner without luck. He contacted Pownal and hung a notice at Stewarts. He has tried twice to reach Clarksburg but has not received any call back. Mike Denault will put a picture of the dog on face book. The town is required to hold the dog for 10 days after the notice is posted which is this Saturday, November 4, 2017. If the owner is not determined, the town can put the dog up for adoption or turn the dog over to a shelter to be re- homed or euthanized. Because of the dog’s personality, Luke McKay recommended that the dog be given to a shelter.
ALL BOARDS PRESENTATION
Attorney James Barlow will be coming to Stamford on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. for a presentation on the Open Meeting Laws. All town boards will be invited to attend.
The full Selectboard Meeting Minutes can be found here.
Peter Gruden would like everyone to know that “Buzz Wheeler (recycling center) condition is improving. When we saw him today, his pain had diminished and he was able to walk. Nonetheless, he is still getting important therapies. Anyone who wants to contribute to Buzz’s recovery fund can simply send a check to Karen Wheeler Box 185 Readsboro, VT 05350-0185. Buzz and Karen appreciate cards and contributions very much.”
You can also contact Peter Grudin at pgrudin
A draft of the proposed Town Plan can be found here if you would like a copy to study prior to the public meeting for the adoption of the town plan scheduled for November 16th at 5:30pm.
It was late so the lighting was bad, but even Stamford Elementary’s Principal Mr. Hayre was out in costume.
To The Stamford Community:
Karen Wheeler tells me that her husband, Buzz, had a bad fall last week and was taken to Albany Medical Center. He is now at the Bennington Center for Living and Rehabilitation – Room 16.
Buzz was hurt when tripped and fell off his porch. He has serious and painful injuries to his head, neck, shoulder, clavicle, ribs, and pelvis. He is doing well, however, and would enjoy calls, messages, and visits from his friends and neighbors.
After his fall, Karen found him lying on the ground. “What happened?” She asked him. Buzz replied, “Just enjoying the view.” This was perfectly in character and an example of the wit Buzz is known for. It and it is one of the many qualities that make him so well-loved as a member of this community.
I will post again on this site if I get any more news.
Vermont’s Governor Philip Scott arrived in Readsboro to announce several new initiatives – one was the Southern Vermont Broadband Cooperative’s expansion into West Readsboro spearheaded by SVBC’s President Bob Briggs.
You can read iBerkshires.com article here.