Entries by Betsy Hunt

Greensboro Police Contract Change Beginning July 1

Following the March meeting of the Greensboro Selectboard, it was announced that the Town of Greensboro has decided to sign a one-year contract with the Orleans County Sheriff’s Department.   This effectively moves general law enforcement services for Greensboro from the Hardwick Police Department to the Orleans County Sheriff’s Department under Sheriff Jennifer Harlow and […]

Greensboro Planning Commission Meeting | February 10

The Greensboro Planning Commission (GPC) is scheduled to hold its next regular monthly business meeting on Wednesday, February 10 at 5:00 p.m. via Zoom. The agenda includes discussion of the Short Term Rental bylaw proposal and the Extended Village Zoning District bylaw proposal. A new draft of the Short Term Rental bylaw was posted on the GPC […]

First Quarter Community Relief Fund Update Emergency Grants

The Greensboro Association’s Community Relief Fund has awarded seven pandemic-related emergency grants totaling $8,750 for the first quarter of 2021.  Recipients of the latest grants were Craftsbury Community Care Center, Hardwick Area Food Pantry,  Four Season Early Learning, Greensboro Nursing Home, Craftsbury Saplings, Greensboro Free Library and Wonder Arts. In keeping with Greensboro Association’s mission […]

Informational Meetings regarding Town Meeting

Informational Meetings regarding Town Meeting In order to prepare for this novel town meeting, the selectboard is hosting informational sessions on Zoom. The annual meeting will consist of an Australian ballot, very similar to national or state elections. The traditional in-person meeting will not take place this year. These meetings will include an explanation of […]

UNIVERSAL QUARANTINE MANDATED BY STATE OF VERMONT

With holidays approaching and COVID cases rising in Vermont and nationwide, the State of Vermont has issued a mandatory quarantine for anyone traveling into or returning to Vermont. Governor Scott notes that universal quarantine is particularly critical to observe as we approach the holiday season, as travel and indoor gatherings central to the season are the […]

Halloween Magic Happens!

Just a couple days into Greensboro’s first snowfall, its hard to believe so many of us were so recently strolling up and down Breezy Avenue in a variety of colorful costumes, trick or treating at well decorated locations along the way.  Spirits were high, and buoyed by live music, roving artists, and the creativity of […]

Virtual Public Meeting Video Available: Greensboro Watershed Water Quality Trends, Fish Biology Trends, & Opportunities for Increased Protection of Public Waters

The Stewards of the Greensboro Watershed and the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation held a virtual public meeting on August 24 to discuss water quality trends in Vermont’s water bodies in the Greensboro Watershed, including Caspian Lake, Lake Elligo, and Long Pond, and discuss opportunities to increase protection of these high-quality waters.  The recording of […]

High Speed Internet Connectivity in Greensboro

The Town of Greensboro Planning Commission has asked us to distribute the following survey to our membership. High-Speed internet connectivity is the subject of intensive effort in the area through a consortium of users called NEK Community Broadband. Internet connectivity was one of the top things that Greensboro residents identified as something they wanted to improve […]

Results: 2020 Caspian Challenge

The 9th Annual Caspian Challenge took place on Sunday, July 26. The format this year was quite different due to COVID–19. About 50 runners enjoyed Sunday’s race which supported the Lake Protection Fund for Caspian Lake which helps support milfoil and other invasive species prevention efforts, as well as lake water quality monitoring. Challenge sponsors […]

GA’s Community Relief Fund Matching Grant:  Help Rhodes Reach the Finish Line!

We are nearly there!  Thanks to the generosity of caring contributors, the matching grant for the Greensboro Association’s Community Relief Fund is very close to reaching its goal.  Initiated by 8th grade summer resident Rhodes Boester and supported by a generous anonymous donor, this grant will match up to $10,000 of funds raised by July […]

Information for Travelers Arriving in Vermont: EXECUTIVE ORDER from Governor Phil Scott and EXTENSION OF SHELTER IN PLACE to MAY 15

Please read this updated EXECUTIVE ORDER from Governor Phil Scott with important information for people traveling to Vermont from other states. It is important to note that anyone crossing the Vermont state line MUST quarantine for 14 days.   As of APRIL 10, the Governor has extended STAY HOME/STAY SAFE order  to May 15.  The current […]

Connected Greensboro & Community Broadband Survey

By John C. Stone III Connected Greensboro & Community Broadband Survey The “Connected Greensboro” task force is one of four local task forces which have come together in recent months through the help and guidance of the Vermont Council on Rural Development and the Vermont Community Foundation. The task force seeks to achieve maximum broadband […]

Temperature Rise Threatens 114 of 168 Vermont Birds by 2050

Birds of Greensboro by John Audubon Schweizer The Black-throated Green Warbler and Spruce Grouse are the most at-risk NEK birds. On October 10th,  the National Audubon released its scientists’ latest forecast for birds at risk of disappearing from Vermont by 2050.  The scientists’ model looked at 168 Vermont bird species and average temperature rising 2.7 […]

Caspian High-water and Ice Damage

By John Schweizer Shoreline flooding and ice damage particularly along the north and west shores of the Caspian Lake occurred again this winter. The damage was due mostly to the highest water levels in the past 20 years. On April 22, the water measured 29 inches above the spillway and breached the top of the […]