Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Eastern route from town to be closed briefly

125 in Hancock will be closed for a couple of days this weekend.  It's for culvert repair:

The closure, which will take place along Route 125 about two miles west of its intersection with Route 100, will render the road impassible for two days. Work crews will close Route 125 at sunup on Saturday, November 19, and plan to reopen the road sometime on Monday, November 21.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Other towns influenced by Ripton's river planning

Our town's river planning process seems to have won admirers, according to this report:
Middlebury River Management Planning Task Force to be Formed. Following the model of the successful river management planning effort in Ripton, the Board endorsed forming a Task Force to develop a plan for on-going management of the Middlebury River as it flows through East Middlebury.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Should Vermont reduce Post Offices, service?

Bernie Sanders is holding a public meeting in Montpelier, to see what Vermonters think about reducing postal service.
Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., is holding a meeting this Sunday to ask Vermonters what they think of closing some post offices and possibly eliminating Saturday mail delivery, proposals on the table from the U.S. Postal Service.

Sanders will be offering free lunch, as is his style, particularly when he’s campaigning for re-election, as he is.
This is an important issue for Ripton, being both somewhat isolated, and having experienced the near-killing of our post office.
The meeting is at 1 p.m. Sunday at Montpelier High School. The free lunch starts at noon. For information, call his office at (800) 339-9834.