Lawmakers grant Vernon new Act 46 option

Language in a bill approved last week by the Legislature allows Vernon to extricate itself from a regional educational union. That may break a logjam in merger talks.

Vernon wetland to receive more protection

The state Department of Environmental Conservation’s upgrade of the Bear Gum Swamp’s wetland classification has some in Vernon worried about stricter restrictions on logging and trails.

Host town formally backs Vermont Yankee sale

The Vernon Selectboard wants the state to OK NorthStar Group Services’ purchase of the plant. The chairman says he’s confident in the company’s proposal and wary of “internet scientists” who question it.

Vernon Planning Commission: Chapter 3 in Vernon’s energy drama

Vernon stands poised to contribute to new cutting edge power generation – which has become something of a habit for our small town in the southeastern corner of Vermont.

Vernon halts work toward municipal fiber optic network

Advocates had seen such a system as one way to combat the loss of Vermont Yankee. But town officials have suspended the project, citing a lack of interest.

Vermont State Police investigators visit Vernon Town Hall

A detective asked the town clerk for accounts payable warrants presented to the Vernon Select Board in December 2015.

In community meetings, NorthStar makes its pitch

The company’s CEO has been talking with Windham County leaders about plans to clean up Vermont Yankee.

Feds commit to Vermont public meeting on Yankee sale

After receiving multiple requests, Nuclear Regulatory Commission officials have agreed to come and take questions about the Vernon plant’s proposed license transfer.

Windham Southeast seeks state’s help with Act 46 ‘impasse’

The supervisory union’s Act 46 study committee has decided not to push for a controversial merger vote. Instead, it will ask the State Board of Education for advice on how to move forward.

Vermont Yankee sale review attracts a crowd

The state attorney general and Agency of Natural Resources are two of the eight entities that have requested permission to intervene as the Vermont Public Service Board scrutinizes plans to sell the nuclear plant to a New York company.

Vernon school exit again rejected

Dummerston voters on Tuesday reaffirmed their opposition to allowing Vernon to leave a regional school union due to Act 46 concerns. The next move in Windham Southeast Supervisory Union is unclear, though newly introduced legislation could have an impact.

Voters to reconsider Vernon school exit

Vernon officials want to leave the regional school union due to Act 46 concerns, but they were blocked last month by Dummerston voters. A revote is scheduled for Feb. 21.

Shumlin: Vermont better off without nuclear plant

As he leaves office, Gov. Peter Shumlin says the state is successfully moving on from the Vermont Yankee era both in terms of economic development and energy policy. But some don’t see it that way.

Vernon eyes data center for Vermont Yankee property

A large facility housing servers for a technology company might be a good fit for the shutdown nuclear plant site, former Google executive Matt Dunne told the Vernon Planning Commission. Some town officials are optimistic, but many questions remain.