News Briefs

News Briefs: Lakes Region

Charging cars and the economy FAIR HAVEN—Fair Haven has joined the growing list of communities with an electric vehicle charging station, fully operational as of August 7. The charging station is located at the south end of the town green […]

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BROC receives United Way community impact grant

RUTLAND–BROC-Community Action in Southwestern Vermont announced July 30 that it received a $11,257 grant through the United Way of Rutland County’s Community Impact pilot program. The grants are dedicated to specific projects addressing mental health and dental health needs in […]

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News Briefs

News Briefs: Lakes Region

By Lani Duke Solar field proposed for Castleton—but . . . CASTLETON—Solar energy developer Green Lantern Group has proposed a four-acre solar array next to the temporary town offices’ parking lot. Comprising 125 racks bearing 2,250 solar panels, it would […]

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News Briefs: Lakes Region

By Lani Duke Can lightning strike twice in the same place? PAWLET—Lightning struck an ash tree near the Mach General Store building and then rode the steel girders supporting the store over the Flower Brook gorge, to the propane line […]

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News Briefs: Lakes Region

By Lani Duke Is Castleton hinting at consolidation? CASTLETON—On May 26 Castleton voters approved a proposal to buy the Castleton Village School from the school district and close the building but did so with a very squeaky margin, 213 to […]

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News Briefs: Lakes Region

By Lani Duke Sweet potato farm receives grant PAWLET—Laughing Child Farm of Pawlet is the recent recipient of a $20,000 Working Lands Enterprise Initiative grant. Owners Tim and Brooke Hughes-Muse plan to apply the grant to the building of a […]

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News briefs from the Lakes region

By Lani Duke Voters approve police station CASTLETON–Voters narrowly approved building a new police station, 362 to 345, on May 12. It will be an addition to the newly constructed and opened Castleton Volunteer Fire Station at a cost of […]

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News briefs: Lakes Region

By Lani Duke GMC professor receives grant to study Lyme Disease POULTNEY—Green Mountain College biology prof Bill Landesman recently received a grant to study the ecology and microbiology of Lyme Disease in Vermont. He is working under a $25,000 Pilot […]

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The voters have spoken

By Lani Duke Here is a roundup of changes by town: BENSON—Benson’s public floor meeting presented the best possible illustration of the value of the Vermont election process. Speakers explored the issue of public versus individual responsibility as they debated […]

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