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New Haven http://www.addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/1372/all en Editorial: Crisis in siting solar arrays could stall industry's growth http://www.addisonindependent.com/201503editorial-crisis-siting-solar-arrays-could-stall-industrys-growth <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Angelo S. Lynn </div> </div> </div> <p> With Statehouse discussion dominated this session by the $112 million budget shortfall and education reform measures focused on consolidation and improving outcomes, energy-related issues have fallen out of the spotlight to the detriment of Vermonters.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/29202">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201503editorial-crisis-siting-solar-arrays-could-stall-industrys-growth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Editorial New Haven siting solar Thu, 19 Mar 2015 13:05:35 +0000 Zach Despart 29202 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Opinion: Smiley earns support in New Haven selectboard run http://www.addisonindependent.com/201502opinion-smiley-earns-support-new-haven-selectboard-run <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Susan Smiley </div> </div> </div> <p align="left"> Susan Smiley, a long time resident of New Haven, is running the New Haven selectboard. This is a post to which Susan will bring an abundance of talent and experience. Susan and her husband farmed and gardened on the River Road for many years. Her knowledge of the town and its history is extensive. She is thoughtful and sensitive to the issues that concern residents; she is committed to finding solutions that will benefit New Haven now and into the future.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/28770">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201502opinion-smiley-earns-support-new-haven-selectboard-run" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion New Haven selectboard Smiley Wed, 25 Feb 2015 19:30:06 +0000 Zach Despart 28770 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Opinion: New Haven land mustn't be rezoned http://www.addisonindependent.com/201502opinion-new-haven-land-mustnt-be-rezoned <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Jono Chapin et al. </div> </div> </div> <p align="left"> Article 13 on the New Haven Town Meeting Warning asks the voters whether they want the 20-acre parcel on the southeast corner of the intersection of Route 7, which bisects River Road and Belden Falls Road, to be changed from its present zoning of agricultural/rural residential to highway commercial.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/28690">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201502opinion-new-haven-land-mustnt-be-rezoned" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion New Haven zoning Mon, 23 Feb 2015 13:08:52 +0000 Zach Despart 28690 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Opinion: New Haven vote on land clarified http://www.addisonindependent.com/201502opinion-new-haven-vote-land-clarified <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Peter Rothschild </div> </div> </div> <p align="left"> There seems to be much confusion regarding the wording of Article 13 on the Town Meeting Warrant for the town of New Haven. Here is some clarification.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/28634">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201502opinion-new-haven-vote-land-clarified" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion New Haven Thu, 19 Feb 2015 13:39:53 +0000 Zach Despart 28634 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Man given probation in domestic assault case http://www.addisonindependent.com/201502man-given-probation-domestic-assault-case <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> NEW HAVEN &mdash; A New Haven man has been sentenced to probation following a deal with Addison County prosecutors in connection with a Jan. 20 domestic assault case during which he allegedly threatened to shoot himself.</p> <p> Michael Lepore-Capek on Feb. 4 was handed down a sentence in Addison County Superior Court, criminal division, of nine to 18 months with probation, all suspended with credit for five days served, after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor charge of domestic assault.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/28499">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201502man-given-probation-domestic-assault-case" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crime Logs assault New Haven Vermont State Police Wed, 11 Feb 2015 19:27:51 +0000 Addison Independent 28499 at http://www.addisonindependent.com County's northeast towns look for full election slates http://www.addisonindependent.com/201501countys-northeast-towns-look-full-election-slates <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> BRISTOL &mdash; Local residents have until Monday to file the necessary paperwork to appear on the ballot for town offices or school boards, but ballots in each of the five towns that comprise the Addison Northeast Supervisory Union are already shaping up.</p> <p> Anyone who wishes to run for a town or school office must submit a nominating petition at their town office by 5 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 26. Signatures from 1 percent of registered voters are required.</p> <p> Voters will head to the polls on Town Meeting Day, March 3, to choose their representatives.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/28128">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201501countys-northeast-towns-look-full-election-slates" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bristol bristol lincoln Monkton New Haven starksboro Thu, 22 Jan 2015 13:06:40 +0000 Zach Despart 28128 at http://www.addisonindependent.com SunCommon withdraws Route 7 solar proposal in New Haven http://www.addisonindependent.com/201412suncommon-withdraws-route-7-solar-proposal-new-haven <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> NEW HAVEN &mdash; The application for what has become a controversial 150-kilowatt community solar array in New Haven was withdrawn on Dec. 19. Waterbury solar firm SunCommon withdrew the application with the Public Service Board citing community concerns.</p> <p> The proposal would have occupied about one acre on the west side of Route 7 near the Waltham town line. The company noted opposition to the project in its decision to end its bid, and issued the following statement:</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/27722">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201412suncommon-withdraws-route-7-solar-proposal-new-haven" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County New Haven Public Service Board solar SunCommon Wed, 31 Dec 2014 15:12:35 +0000 Zach Despart 27722 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Weybridge barn destroyed by fire http://www.addisonindependent.com/201412weybridge-barn-destroyed-fire <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent Staff </div> </div> </div> <p> WEYBRIDGE &mdash; Around 20 Weybridge and New Haven firefighters responded to a blaze this morning that destroyed a horse barn at 1572 Quaker Village Road.</p> <p class="Bodycopy"> Firefighters arrived at the scene at around 9 a.m., according to Weybridge Fire Chief Bill Sinks. By then, the barn was fully involved.</p> <p class="Bodycopy"> &ldquo;There was nothing we could really do to save the building,&rdquo; Sinks said of the roughly 30-foot-by-40-foot structure. He identified the owner as Cindy Strate.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/27633">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201412weybridge-barn-destroyed-fire" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Weybridge fire firefighters horse barn New Haven weybridge Mon, 29 Dec 2014 20:53:20 +0000 John Flowers 27633 at http://www.addisonindependent.com School boards draft ANeSU budgets http://www.addisonindependent.com/201412school-boards-draft-anesu-budgets <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> BRISTOL &mdash; The five elementary schools in the Addison Northeast Supervisory Union this month created draft budgets for the 2015-2016 school year, giving residents the first idea of what they&rsquo;ll be asked to approve on Town Meeting Day.</p> <p> The district disclosed draft budgets for Bristol Elementary, Beeman Elementary, Robinson Elementary, Monkton Central &nbsp;and Lincoln Community schools last week.</p> <p> Each school estimates a spending increase, and those hikes range from 3.9 to 9.8 percent.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/27604">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201412school-boards-draft-anesu-budgets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bristol Adams ANeSU bristol lincoln Monkton New Haven school budget starksboro Tue, 23 Dec 2014 15:20:16 +0000 Addison Independent 27604 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Opinion: State has not followed law in review of solar projects http://www.addisonindependent.com/201412opinion-state-has-not-followed-law-review-solar-projects <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John Madden </div> </div> </div> <p align="left"> Concerning the solar industry and Public Service Board effect on Addison County, beginning with PSB 7645:</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/27418">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201412opinion-state-has-not-followed-law-review-solar-projects" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion New Haven Public Service Board solar Mon, 15 Dec 2014 12:00:01 +0000 Zach Despart 27418 at http://www.addisonindependent.com New Haven planning commission talks solar reform http://www.addisonindependent.com/201412new-haven-planning-commission-talks-solar-reform <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> ADDISON COUNTY &mdash; As the Public Service Board approves hundreds of solar projects in the state each year, ranging from rooftop installations to multi-acre arrays, the state has an interest in ensuring that projects are cleaned up after they are decommissioned.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/27386">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201412new-haven-planning-commission-talks-solar-reform" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New Haven decommissioning fund New Haven Peterson planning commission Public Service Board solar SunCommon Walsh Thu, 11 Dec 2014 15:33:39 +0000 Zach Despart 27386 at http://www.addisonindependent.com County to host some of Vt.'s largest solar arrays http://www.addisonindependent.com/201412county-host-some-vts-largest-solar-arrays <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-27234" style="width: 100px;"><a href="/201412county-host-some-vts-largest-solar-arrays"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/Solars.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Solars.jpg" title="Solars.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="100" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> ADDISON COUNTY &mdash; It&rsquo;s been another busy year for solar firms in Vermont, and Addison County will host some of the state&rsquo;s largest arrays.</p> <p> As of Dec. 1, the Public Service Board had issued Certificates of Public Good to 138 projects across the state, ranging from small rooftop units to multi-acre solar arrays. Twenty-six projects are located in Addison County.</p> <p> These figures don&rsquo;t include residential-size projects of less than 15 kilowatts, which do not need a CPG.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/27235">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201412county-host-some-vts-largest-solar-arrays" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County Featured New Haven Public Service Board solar Thu, 04 Dec 2014 13:48:44 +0000 Zach Despart 27235 at http://www.addisonindependent.com New Haven resident pitches solar park idea http://www.addisonindependent.com/201411new-haven-resident-pitches-solar-park-idea <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> NEW HAVEN &mdash; As New Haven sorts through more than a dozen solar projects proposed in town, a resident has an idea that he says would mollify the siting concerns of neighbors and also allow solar firms to make the best use of the town&rsquo;s abundance of flat, open farmland.</p> <p> Residents have raised concerns about the Public Service Board approving one-acre, 150-kilowatt solar arrays to be built in residential areas, often a stone&rsquo;s throw from their homes. Some say they&rsquo;re ugly, while others are concerned that nearby arrays will devalue their property.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/26939">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201411new-haven-resident-pitches-solar-park-idea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New Haven New Haven Public Service Board solar solar parks Walsh zoning Mon, 17 Nov 2014 13:21:02 +0000 Zach Despart 26939 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Clippings: Stop worrying and learn to love solar arrays http://www.addisonindependent.com/201411clippings-stop-worrying-and-learn-love-solar-arrays <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John S. McCright </div> </div> </div> <p> I don&rsquo;t get it. Why are there all these complaints about the fields of solar arrays being so ugly? Eye of the beholder, I say.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/26855">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201411clippings-stop-worrying-and-learn-love-solar-arrays" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion New Haven NIMBYs Solar arrays Wed, 12 Nov 2014 20:59:28 +0000 Zach Despart 26855 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Smith tops Smiley in Addison-5 http://www.addisonindependent.com/201411smith-tops-smiley-addison-5 <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-26745" style="width: 175px;"><a href="/201411smith-tops-smiley-addison-5"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/Addison5.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Addison5.jpg" title="Addison5.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="175" height="82" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> (Asterisk denotes incumbent) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">NEW HAVEN &mdash; Rep. Harvey Smith, R-New Haven, on Tuesday won another two years representing the Addison-5 district thanks to a decisive, 895 to 698 victory over Democratic challenger Susan Smiley, also of New Haven.</span></p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/26740">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201411smith-tops-smiley-addison-5" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New Haven New Haven Smiley Smith Thu, 06 Nov 2014 12:49:53 +0000 Zach Despart 26740 at http://www.addisonindependent.com