Vernon’s Planning and Economic Development Commission wants the property to be available for redevelopment. Officials aren’t interested in seeing an “undeveloped nature preserve.”
The Vermont Public Service Department says NorthStar Group Services wants to blast a radiologically contaminated building. But NorthStar denies that, and federal regulators say they have no record of such a plan.
A National Weather Service transmitter in Marlboro will stop broadcasting Friday, likely leaving some listeners without access to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s radio alerts.
The Brattleboro project ran into major delays, but officials are praising the end result. The bridge’s design was a collaborative effort with community members.
The would-be buyer of Vermont Yankee has agreed to talks in an effort to address the tribe’s worries about excavation, cleanup and restoration of part of its ancestral homeland.
As the Vermont EB-5 Regional Center is threatened with closure, officials at the Dover resort hope to solicit foreign investments before the end of the year through their own program.
A Connecticut company is proposing 20-megawatt installations in Bennington, Rutland and Windham counties. Only one array that large has been approved in Vermont, but it hasn’t been built.
The Public Utility Commission says Entergy can downsize the plant’s protected area by nearly 90 percent. The commission overruled concerns raised by the New England Coalition.
The three-parcel site includes two large buildings and has been assessed at $4.5 million. Entergy put the properties up for sale about a year ago but has stopped marketing them.
Entergy and NorthStar, which wants to buy the Vernon plant, are seeking to keep detailed financial information confidential. The Public Utility Commission is reviewing the matter.
The consultant Entergy hired to look for nonradiological contaminants such as oil or PCBs didn’t do any testing or soil sampling. State officials say a more thorough assessment is needed.
If state officials give the go-ahead, voters in Brattleboro, Dummerston, Guilford and Putney will consider merging school districts Nov. 7.
Citing their isolation, school officials in the mountain town want to link their district with two recently formed school districts under a “2x2x1” option the Legislature created this year.
Leland & Gray in Townshend was one of three schools in the supervisory union with elevated levels. Two elementaries quickly got the “all clear,” but the problem lingered at the upper-grades site.