Entries by Linda Ely

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 (https://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: https://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 […]

Proposed Town Policy Regarding Temporary Signage

The Greensboro Select Board is reviewing a proposed policy for temporary signage on municipal property. Should it be approved, the policy will define what constitutes a temporary sign and sets out procedures for posting signs on municipal property, specifically that signs posted on town property must be approved by the Select Board. Signs on private […]

Update – Manhunt in Greensboro has ended

Update August 25:   The alleged gunman in yesterdays homicide is in custody after turning himself into Hardwick police. https://www.wptz.com/…/police-search-for-murder-sus…/34878206 August 24: Residents of Greensboro and area towns should be aware that a police manhunt is underway this morning following a reported homicide in the area.   See WCAX link for details.

Congratulations on a 4th successful Caspian Challenge!

Congratulations and thank you to the 99 racers who completed the 4th annual Caspian Challenge this past Sunday and to those who came to cheer them on and support a great cause – Lakeview School. Race results are here – the winning runner for the 6.8 mile lake loop was Sam Beech with a Caspian Challenge record of 38:18:5.   […]

The Community says an early farewell to Tom and Merrill Hurst

Join the Greensboro community to say an early Goodbye and Farewell to Tom and Merrill Hurst on July 31st.   Tom and Merrill will relocate to New York State in the fall, and in doing so leave a legacy of friendships, business leadership and community service behind them in Greensboro.    They will be missed!  

Sunday Concerts on the Lake

2015 marks the 70th season of Lake Concerts on Sundays on Caspian Lake.  Lisa and John Hewett and their family have been in charge of these concerts for many decades – we all thank them for the tremendous effort and for such lovely evenings on the Lake. For all who are new to the area […]

Milfoil, Monitors, and non Motorized boats

For many years, the Greensboro Association has joined the Town of Greensboro in supporting Boat Monitors for the Public Boat Launch at the Public Beach on Caspian Lake.   These monitors ask boat owners who use the Public Launch where they have recently put their boats into the water, check incoming boats for invasive species, give […]

 “Forty Years of the Hazen Road Dispatch” – New Anthology available this summer

Vermont’s oldest historical journal will celebrate its first forty years by publishing a book-length selection of articles about the history of the summer colony and the surrounding communities of Greensboro, Hardwick, Craftsbury and Walden. Timothy H. Breen, retired Professor of American History at Northwestern University, wrote the introduction. The authors include founding editor Dan Métraux, […]

2015 Swimming Lessons at the Public Beach

We are delighted to announce that the Swimming program for children at the Public Beach will return this summer after a one year hiatus.   A round of applause is due to Lorelei Wheeler from our board, Nicole Miller (of the Hardwick REACH program) and Michelle Laflam (of 4 Seasons of Early Learning) for the hard […]