Increasing demand and decreasing space spurred Groundworks Collaborative to move a seasonal overflow shelter to the former Austine School campus.
Officials gave VTDigger a glimpse of the process as crews and a tracked transporter called Cletus moved the plant’s 19th loaded cask.
Federal regulators say Great River Hydro’s studies for the Wilder, Bellows Falls and Vernon dams were incomplete. The company is seeking license renewals for the dams.
The governor talked about the economic potential of the outdoor industry as he and other government officials met with industry stakeholders in Grafton.
NorthStar Group Services has signed a contract for preliminary work it says could hasten decommissioning and save $12 million. Regulators have not yet approved the sale.
NorthStar Group Services is now owned by the private equity firm J.F. Lehman & Co. The deal is said to have pumped more resources into NorthStar.
Entergy and NorthStar Group Services say worries about additional contamination at the Vernon nuclear plant and potential cost overruns are “pure speculation.”
A 20- to 25-unit apartment building is proposed at the former Austine School campus. It would house residents still living in a flood-prone area that was damaged by Tropical Storm Irene in 2011.
Four schools in Vermont, New Hampshire and Massachusetts have agreed to create an education and training consortium meant to boost the green economy in the wake of the nuclear plant’s closure.
The project is designed to restore public recreation opportunities at Townshend Dam. But some say it’s a short-term solution due to chronic sedimentation that has drastically reduced water levels.
“Due to the impact of the sudden withdrawal of students and demands for refunds … NECCA is on the verge of closing its doors within a week,” the board wrote to coaches and the fired co-founders.
In addition to offering fresh produce and products such as cheese and yogurt, the Vermont Foodbank says the goal is to “create a gathering place that offers support and conversations about healthy food.”
Once again, Dover voters have overwhelmingly OK’d merging their school district with that of neighboring Wardsboro. In a special election Tuesday, the tally was 47-9 in favor of creating a district with shared board governance between the two towns. Both towns’ elementary schools will remain open. Dover already had approved the Act 46 merger plan […]
The New England Coalition wants to intervene in a federal review of the plant’s proposed sale, arguing the buyer does not have a good handle on radiological contamination.