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UPDATED: Heading to Brattleboro?  Attention Jacksonville Stage Road Drivers!

Guilford’s Green River Covered Bridge will be closed to ALL traffic (vehicular and pedestrian) through Monday, October 22nd (EXTENDED FROM ORIGINAL CLOSURE).

The Town of Guilford has planned the reconstruction of the northwest wing wall of the Green River Covered Bridge. The project will involve excavation of the west side section of Stage Road near the approach to the covered bridge. River Road as it junctures with (west) Stage Road will remain open to through traffic but please expect delays.  For more information, including alterante routes see: http://www.guilfordvt.net/

P.S. No matter what your GPS says, Josh Road is NOT navigable!  Try Deer Park or the full loop on Brook and Green River Road.

 

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P8280108 and will have the second and final layer of asphalt installed on the 29th of August. After that the landscaping and cleanup will be completed and the bridge formally open!

Questions concerning this activity can to addressed to either Earl Holtz or Edward Gay, or any of your select people.

Status of the project:
The Deck materials were delivered 11 Aug and placed on the “I” beams on the 11th and 12th. The required hardware was not delivered as promised by the Canadian vendor on the 12 so the deck is not fixed to the bridge yet. It is expected tomorrow – the 13th! The most resent photo shows the last deck piece being placed.

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STATE OF VERMONT
WINDHAM COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
PUBLIC COMMENT INVITED

On Thursday, July 10, 2014, the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development and the Vermont Economic Development Authority will hold a public hearing to brief the public and take public comment on potential financing and revolving loan fund options under development at the Agency and VEDA for business applications to the Windham County Economic Development Program made available through the MOU between the State of Vermont and Entergy Vermont Yankee.

The Agency invites public comment on the financing and revolving loan fund options, and the application process for businesses, in person on July 10, 2014 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Select Board Meeting Room, Brattleboro Municipal Center, 230 Main Street, Brattleboro 05301. Please arrive between 5:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to sign up to speak.

More information available at: http://accd.vermont.gov/business/WCGP

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Lately, the Selectboard has been getting an increasing number of complaints about yards that contain “junk.”  We are asking all residents to consider some spring cleaning (and we’ve love to compile a list of volunteers, if some neighbors need a helping hand).  See the Selectboard Communications Page for details.

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The Whitingham Economic Development Committee is organizing a farmers market at the Jacksonville Municipal Center parking lot on Fridays from 4 pm – 7 pm from mid-June to mid-October. If you are interested in becoming a vendor, see the attached packet for an application and other required documentation. Completed applications can be mailed to Whitingham Public Library Attn: Kristine Sweeter, PO Box 500, Jacksonville, VT 05342.

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Front Porch Forum (FPF) is in registration only mode right now in Whitingham and Halifax with 30 people signed up there. It takes 50 people to get it turned on.

If you live or work in Whitingham or Halifax, please go here and register: http://frontporchforum.com/

All you have to do is punch in your address and email address and then clink the link in your email inbox and you are good to go. Please also have others in your household and neighbors do this.

Why? It will help your community get closer together, help you find lost cats, share things and experiences, and be more resilient in good times and bad. And, it’s also a ton of fun! Not to mention the cool local community calendar that comes with it…

This link is to a flyer that you can print and cut into thirds to share with your neighbors: http://vtrural.org/webfm_send/844