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Town Offices will be closed Wednesday, December 24 through Friday, December 26 for Christmas and Thursday, January 1 through Friday, January 2 for New Years.

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The Wallingford Transfer Station will have regular hours the week of Christmas – Monday and Wednesday from noon to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to noon.

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**** Attention parents of baseball players in grades K-6. *******

Wallingford Baseball is part of the Long Trail League playing in  Babe Ruth Baseball’s – Cal Ripken Division. Volunteers are needed to keep the program going. Positions to be filled:

                Long Trail League – President, Scheduler, Treasurer

                Wallingford Baseball – President, Scheduler, Treasurer.

Contact :Rodney Ward  at Rodney.ward39@yahoo.com for more info.

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Message from the VT Division of Emergency Management: We are aware of the situation in Wallingford and the fact that residents in some areas are unable to leave their homes due to fallen trees and debris.   We are passing along this news to Green Mountain Power, who is working diligently to restore power in many locations. 

 

News from GMP: Green Mountain Power is continuing to make repairs in the wake of the continuing and severe snow storm. The storm is unprecedented in both the breadth and depth of the damage sustained and new outages continue to develop. We have hundreds of GMP and out-of-state lineworkers and tree trimmers working day and night to make repairs as quickly as possible. The damage is statewide and may take through the weekend before everyone is back on in the most severely damaged areas.  GMP encourages the public to stay safe and clear from downed power lines.

You can report any outages by texting ‘OUT’ to GMPVT or calling 1-888-835-4672.

 

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“The Bend in the Road” by Yvonne Daley.  Yvonne is a resident of Rutland and San Francisco. One of the many hats she wears is as an associate professor of journalism at San Francisco State University but most of us remember her as a reporter for the Rutland Herald and director of the Green Mountain Writers Conference in Tinmouth.

Her latest book, “The Bend in the Road,” is the story of the Lenny Burke foundation – the farm, Emma’s place and, of course, Lenny and his amazing life’s journey.

The Wallingford Historical Society will host the book launch on Wednesday, December 17th, at 7 p.m. in the Town Hall Museum.

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The Wallingford Volunteer Fire Department is sponsoring a benefit raffle. Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20.

Three winners will be drawn and can choose a cord of wood, a ton of pellets or $200 toward a fuel purchase.

Raffle tickets are available at Town Hall or from any firefighter. Winning tickets will be drawn on January 31.

 

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Reminder - Winter Parking Ban in effect November 15 through March 31.  No parking allowed on Wallingford roads between the hours of 11 p.m. and 7 a.m.

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Looking for a unique gift to give for the holidays? How about a copy of “The History of Wallingford” by Thorpe for only $20 or “The People of Wallingford” by Batcheller for $25 or “The History of Sugar Hill” by Gary Wade for $10? Copies can be picked up at Town Hall or send a check with the appropriate amount plus $5 for shipping before December 15 and we will mail it to you. Checks should be made out to Wallingford Historical Society and sent to Joyce Barbieri, 662 Creek Road, Wallingford, VT 05773. Happy Holidays

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Fire District 1′s Prudential Committee will meet the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month through May 2015. Next May, Prudential Committee meetings will return to the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month. All meetings begin at 6:00 p.m. at Town Hall.

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New England Clean Power Link is proposing a transmission line that would run from Canada to Ludlow with a section along Route 103 in Wallingford. Representatives from the Public Service Board and New England Clean Power Link will be attending the Selectboard meeting on December 15 if you want to learn more information.