Entries by Linda Ely

Fire, Police and Rescue Squads push new 911 signs

All Town of Greensboro residents – summer and year round – should obtain new visible 911 signs for their homes and cottages.   These signs can be the difference between life and death – literally – since they reduce the response time in an emergency.   Visible 911 signs are available from the Greensboro Fire Department […]

The Highland Center for the Arts Announces Interim Partnership with Northern Stage

The Highland Center for the Arts (HCA) in Greensboro, Vermont has engaged Northern Stage (NS), a professional producing theater company based in White River Junction, Vermont to assist with artistic and educational programming and general management consultation services on an interim basis, beginning immediately and extending through September 2017. The partnership will draw on NS’ […]

Reminder – Town Meeting March 7, 2017

Town meeting will be held March 7, 2017 at 10 AM at Fellowship Hall.  Absentee Ballots are available at the Town Clerks Office for Hazen Union and Northeast Kingdom Solid Waste Budgets. Town Reports have been mailed, please let us know if you do not receive your copy.  For your convenience you can review the warning, Annual […]

Vermont Land Trust announces Kehler land conservation in Greensboro

Greensboro — Brothers Andy and Mateo Kehler purchased 51 acres in Greenboro and conserved the land with the Vermont Land Trust as part of a broader effort to expand their cheese businesses at the Cellars at Jasper Hill. Andy and Mateo started Jasper Hill Farm in 2003, milking 15 heifers in an old tie-stall barn. Thirteen years later, their small dairy has […]

Town Plan is under revision and input is needed

A draft of the Town Plan revision is scheduled to be presented at the 2017 Town Meeting March 7.   Town plans lay out a vision for the town for the future.  What should the zoning do? Should we consolidate schools? What about a new fire truck? How will we conserve wildlife? All of these and […]

DRB hearing on Ranz Barn application

An application has been resubmitted for a conditional use/variance for the historic Greensboro Barn owned by Jennifer Ranz.  The current application is for an Integrated Agriculture Conditional Use Permit. A hearing will be held on Wednesday, January 4 in the Collier Room of the Greensboro Town Hall at 7:00 PM. The application is available on […]

HIGHLAND LODGE UNDER NEW OWNERSHIP

Historic Highland Lodge now taking reservations as a year-round Bed & Breakfast!  Please like their page at https://www.facebook.com/highlandlodge/ Change is afoot at the venerable Highland Lodge, a landmark property in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom. Under new ownership, Highland Lodge is now welcoming guests as a year-round Bed & Breakfast that champions local craft foods and spirits, the […]

The Fund for Greensboro – a letter from President John Stone

Dear fellow members: We have recently updated our brochure for the Fund for Greensboro.  In 2016, with your generous support, The Greensboro Association awarded $14,100 toward community initiatives. The Fund for Greensboro is designed to be a permanent resource for Greensboro. By establishing the Fund, we will be in a position to accelerate the grants […]

Greensboro Arts Alliance & Residency Holiday Festival  

  The Greensboro Arts Alliance & Residency’s annual Holiday Festival is fast approaching. A full schedule of events is planned for the week of December 10th to 17th, including the return of Dave Mallet in concert, a staged reading of Katherine Paterson’s Good King Wenceslas, and a Holiday Concert & Fundraiser at Lakeview Union Elementary […]

Craftsbury Outdoor Center Memberships  

Fall is the annual renewal season for membership at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center. The Center continues to maintain the trails at the Highland Lodge, and Greensboro residents can ski for free on the Lodge’s trail system when it is open. Use of the Craftsbury Outdoor Center and its facilities, however, does require the purchase of […]

Highland Center for the Arts Update

Construction on the new theater at Tolman Corner is ongoing and the theater is scheduled to open in the spring of 2017. The HCA programming committee is laying the groundwork for their anticipated year-round artistic and educational programming in the visual and performing arts including dance, music, theatre, circus arts, cinema, family programs, workshops, artist […]

Septic Maintenance Information  

The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation, a division of the Agency of Natural Resources, provides valuable information and resources for home owners about the maintenance and upgrading of septic systems. Greensboro does not have a municipal waste water treatment facility, and as such, all homes and businesses are individually responsible for the upkeep of their […]

Winter Parking Rules in Effect

A reminder that winter parking rules are in effect from November 1 to April 1. Parking on Town Highway rights-of-way and in turnarounds is prohibited. Vehicles may be towed at the owner’s expense. Overnight parking in public parking lots, around the Town Hall Building, or in front of Willey’s store is also prohibited. Vehicles may […]

The Hardwick Gazette: Final Call

In a posting earlier this month, we shared with our membership that Ross Connelly, publisher of the Hardwick Gazette, put the paper up for sale through an essay contest this year.   The contest received national press coverage, including a poignant article in The New York Times earlier this month (http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/26/us/want-to-own-a-newspaper-a-vermont-contest-has-trouble-finding-takers.html?smid=fb-share&_r=0). The contest needed a minimum […]

Welcome our New Zoning Administrator and Select Board Member

As many of you know, Kristen Leahy, Greensboro’s Zoning Administrator for the past several years, stepped down this spring. The Town hired a new Zoning Administrator this past month. Audrey DeProspero of Lyndonville. She will be available in the town offices on Wednesdays from 9-4. Please extend Audrey a warm welcome to Greensboro, and give […]

2016 Greensboro Association Annual Meeting

This year’s Annual Meeting of the Greensboro Association covered a range of topics. We approved the budget for next year and elected a new slate of Officers, which you can find here: http://www.greensboroassociation.org/about/board-of-trustees/. John Schweizer and Stewart Arnold spoke about their efforts to work with the State to curb future ice and water damage to […]

Barr Hill Access Road Closed until mid June

Planning on taking your first hike up Barr Hill for the season in the coming weeks? The road to the nature trail has been in need of repair for several years, and now, with help from the Nature Conservancy and the Town, it will be repaired in the coming weeks. The access road to the […]

Lake Levels and the Caspian Lake Beach Dam

  Several properties on Caspian this year have sustained significant ice and water damage from high lake levels. According to Vermont’s Agency of Natural Resources (ANR), Hardwick Electric Department (HED) is not responsible for managing water levels on Caspian by adjusting the dam at the beach despite their ownership of the beach and the dam. […]

Greensboro Historical Society: The Power of Water

The GHS held its winter meeting this past March. The meeting included a panel discussion entitled The Power of Water, which explored the history of water in Greensboro and Greensboro Bend as well as recent upgrades and changes to the town’s water system. The discussion can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCUrjCPKcM0&feature=youtu.be A special thank you to […]