ADDISON COUNTY — 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.
BRISTOL — Town Administrator Therese Kirby at a Holley Hall meeting on Monday evening gave the Bristol selectboard some promising news as the town tries to find funding to close the municipal landfill by the end of 2016.
Kirby said that in recent weeks the town has met with two separate manufacturers of a material used to cover landfills. Using material purchased from either of the firms, Omya and Resource Management Inc., would be substantially cheaper than covering the landfill with clay, as the town had initially planned to do.
BRISTOL — Christmas decorations outside the home of a Bristol police officer were vandalized last week, Vermont State Police said.
In a statement, troopers said that between Wednesday, Dec. 3, and Sunday, Dec. 7, someone used a cutting tool to sever Christmas light strands attached to the Bristol home of George Randy Crowe, a sergeant with the Bristol Police Department.
MIDDLEBURY — Addison County Transit Resources (ACTR) has announced the kick-off of the Snow Bowl Shuttle Bus winter schedule. The Saturday/Sunday winter schedule begins Saturday, Dec. 20, and the Monday through Friday winter schedule begins Monday, Dec. 22.
On Christmas Day there will be no bus service and ACTR’s administrative office will be closed. On New Year’s Day the Snow Bowl bus will operate its usual weekday winter schedule, but ACTR’s administrative office will be closed.
BRISTOL — Members of the public are invited to come and experience the story of the first Christmas when churches in the five-town area host a live Nativity in Bristol later this month.
I manage a lodge in the Groton forest on behalf of Vermont State Parks. One warm fall day, while standing outside the lodge, I noticed movement inside one of the window wells around the basement. Realizing that something noteworthy was about to happen, I ran inside to alert our guests.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury selectboard on Tuesday gave its legislative delegation a brief but sharply worded wish list for the 2015 session: Give us a rotary at the intersection of Route 7 and Exchange Street, along with education finance reform.
The board conveyed that message to the four Democratic lawmakers taking part in the meeting: Sen. Christopher Bray of New Haven, Sen. Claire Ayer of Addison, Rep. Betty Nuovo of Middlebury, and Rep.-elect Amy Sheldon of Middlebury.
BRISTOL — About 20 members of the Bristol Fire Department crammed into the basement of Holley Hall Monday evening to hear how the selectboard planned to fix their crumbling headquarters on North Street.
Firefighters expressed a general sense of frustration that the town has not yet approved a plan for a new firehouse structure, and that the current firehouse does not meet the needs of the department.