November 18, 2002 – News at a glance

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Winter weather advisory
There are hundreds of weather-related school closings in New York, New Hampshire and Vermont. Highway dispatcher Larry Dodge says driving conditions are messy throughout Vermont. Vermont road crews are out this morning mopping up from a storm that has dumped up to six inches of snow in some areas. The storm was expected to taper to snow showers by late morning. (AP) Read the school closings list

Interview: Hayden Carruth readings
Steve Delaney talks with David Budbill on the poetry readings around the state that have honored Vermont poet Hayden Carruth. (Listen to the interview online.) (VPR)

Hinsdale farm case
Neighbors opposed to a large farm project in Chittenden County say they’ll continue their fight, despite the farmer’s plans to move some of the animals to another location. The state Water Resources Board has scheduled a hearing on Tuesday in the large farm case. (Listen to the story online or read the transcript.) (VPR)

Wilmington may sue over Act 60
Voters in the town of Wilmington are getting together tonight for yet another special meeting to vote on education funding. They’ll decide whether to establish a fund to cover the costs of a lawsuit over Act 60, Vermont’s education funding law. (AP)

Police consolidate dispatch service
Vermont State Police are consolidating their Northeast Kingdom dispatch services. Beginning February 1, 2003, calls to barracks in Saint Johnsbury or Bradford will be received in Derby. Captain Kerry Sleeper, the assistant field force commander of the Vermont State Police, says Northeast Kingdom residents will not see any change in service. (AP)

Middlebury town offices
A leaky 1911 building will continue to house town offices in Middlebury, at least for now. Officials hope on Town Meeting Day to put back before voters a proposal for a new municipal building that was defeated in voting November 5. (AP)

Chittenden County housing
Each city and town in Chittenden County soon could have its own goal for construction of new housing. That’s one suggestion of a task force looking at ways to address the housing crunch in Vermont’s most populous region. (AP)

Commune formed in Marshfield
A group of people has bought 200 acres in Marshfield with hopes of forming a commune there. The group calls itself Meadowdance and includes seven adults and five children, though it’s hoping to have as many as 75 people on the land. Members say the communal development will include houses and a school. They want to emphasize ecology and diversity. (AP)

Poultney may restore burned inn
Voters in Poultney will decide in March whether the town should restore a burned-out historic landmark, the Stonebridge Inn. The inn was gutted by fire in 1996. It changed hands twice before the town acquired it at no cost from a citizens’ group. Town officials estimate it will cost $750,000 to restore the inn, which stands on four acres of land. (AP)

Pittsford fire
Spontaneous combustion of an oil-based stain is determined to have been the cause of a fire that gutted a Pittsford business last week. The garage on U.S. Route 7 housed a carpet-cleaning and installation business. (AP)

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