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Traffic Alert: May 24, 2017

 

VTrans Re-Opens Ludlow VT 100 Bridge 99 

over Branch Brook

Ludlow, VT – May 24, 2017 – The Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) announced the re-opening of Ludlow VT 100 Bridge 99 over Branch Brook. The bridge re-opened on schedule, in time for the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Crews worked throughout May to replace the aging bridge deck which carries VT 100 over Branch Brook.

The single span cast-in-place deck was replaced by new precast deck panels utilizing the existing beams and abutments. Accelerated Bridge Construction methods were used to reduce the duration of construction and impacts to the public.

Crews will continue work to complete the bridge project over the next month. This work will include waterproofing, paving, and the installation of the approach rail and guardrail.  Daily lane closures can be expected while crews complete the bridge replacement project.

The Ludlow VT 100 Bridge 99 replacement project is part of the South Central Vermont Bridge Projects, a series of bridge replacement projects in the South Central Vermont area that will meet the immediate and long range needs of the region.  The Andover VT 11, Weston VT 100, and Woodstock VT 106 bridge projects, completed in 2016, were also part of the South Central Vermont Bridge Projects. The entire series of projects are scheduled to be completed in 2019.

 

For further information: http://www.southcentralvtbridges.vtransprojects.vermont.gov/

 

For Immediate Release

On Sunday, June 11th at 2:00 PM, a presentation will take place at the Plymouth Community Center Route 100 to dedicate a new Community Center sign and a Memorial Garden honoring Eliza Ward. The garden, originally planted by the Plymouth Elementary School and resurrected by Midge and Bruce Tucker, features both perennials and annuals and is ringed by donated bricks memorializing loved ones and other individuals. The garden is flanked by a bench for quiet meditation and was given by a generous anonymous donor. The new sign, researched by Midge Tucker and Lauren Skaskiew, will advertise The Plymouth Schoolhouse Licensed Childcare and Historical Society Museum, both currently residing in the building, and other pertinent information of future events.

The program will include a history of Eliza’s life in Plymouth and stories by people who knew and loved her. Refreshments will follow in the Historical Society museum. Anyone who wishes to order a memorial brick for the garden should contact Midge Tucker at midgetucker@gmail.com or 802-672-3086. The cost of the brick is $25.50 and includes 6 lines for script, 20 characters per line including spaces. Order forms will also be available at the dedication.

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How to Participate as a Vendor at the 4th Annual Plymouth Town “Antiques and Treasures” Tag Sale

 

All Plymouth residents are invited to participate as vendors in our 2-Day Memorial Day Weekend antiques and treasures tag sale to be held at the Plymouth Schoolhouse Activity Center on May 27 and 28, 2017.

To put items up for sale, here’s what you need to do:

Securely attach a tag to every item. Each tag must have both (a) your initials, and (b) the price. (We cannot negotiate a price on your behalf, however you can change prices on your unsold items at anytime during the sale.) Please use 3 initials on your tags, to avoid possible duplication!

Note: We strongly suggest that you use actual tags – ideally, the kind with little strings – and attach them securely with safety pins or by tying the string to your item. We have learned that adhesive labels, tape, and safety pin-secured tags tend to fall off. If your tag falls off, or we cannot read what it says, we will not be able to sell the item.

Deliver your antiques and treasures to the Plymouth Schoolhouse Activity Center on the following days and times:

Saturday, May 20, 10 am – 1pm

Sunday, May 21, 1 – 4 pm

Wednesday May 24th  5-7pm

We will have racks for hanging items, and tables for display. You can also provide your own display, if you wish. And, in general, if you have a table to loan us, it will be a big help.

You are responsible for displaying your items. Table, rack, and floor space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. However, your items do not have to be segregated from other people’s items because the tags identify what belongs to you no matter where they are displayed.

 

While delivering your items, sign up for a 3-hr shift to help staff the event.

The Sale will be open from 9 am – 6 pm both days (Saturday and Sunday) May 27 and 28. We need at least 2 volunteers each day for each of the following 3-hour shifts:

9 am – Noon

Noon – 3 pm

3 pm – 6 pm

Please plan to pick up what does not sell on the following dates and times. (If you cannot make one of these times, please don’t wait to the last minute to arrange another time with me.)

Wednesday May 31, 4-7 pm                                        Saturday, June 3, 10 am – 1pm

Anything unclaimed will be offered to Bridgewater Sustainable Earth Foundation the week of June 5. Anything they do not want will be disposed of through the Plymouth Transfer Station on June 10th.

Cost: There will be a small fee to participate as a vendor. The fee offsets the cost of printing flyers, making sandwich boards to advertise the event, and disposal cost. The fee is $5, and will be subtracted from your total sales. (So, if you don’t sell anything, you won’t pay anything. And if you sell less than $5, you will only pay the amount you sold. Everything over the first $5 will go to you.)

Participants are partners in advertising the event. We will have a downloadable PDF of the event’s advertisement flyer available on May 1. You can use it to print your own flyers, if you wish. We will also provide printed flyers at Plymouth Town Hall starting on Monday, May 1. Please spread them around!

Questions? Contact Lauren Skaskiw, Community Center Director

Lskaskiw@gmail.com or call 802 855 7566

 

 

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Backyard Composting Workshops

 

It is not too late to sign up for a backyard composting workshop. There are four of them and they are all free. If you want to purchase a SoilSaver composter and/or Sure-Close kitchen scrap pail, you can buy them at the workshop, for $25.00 and $5.00, respectively.

 

  • Rockingham Public Library – Wednesday, May 17
  • Windsor Public Library – Wednesday, June 7
  • Springfield Town Library – Thursday, June 8
  • Fletcher Memorial Library in Ludlow – Wednesday, June 14

The workshop presentation is about 45 minutes in length with plenty of time afterwards for questions and answers. Cat Buxton will teach the workshops. To sign up, call 674-9235 or email mobrien@swcrpc.org. Please bring a check or cash as we cannot process credit cards.

Andover belongs to the 14-town Southern Windsor/Windham Counties Solid Waste Management District which is hosting the workshops. www.vtsolidwastedistrict.org

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Annual Plymouth School District Meeting Minutes

Monday, March 6, 2017

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Plymouth School District Minutes 3-6-17

Annual Town Meeting Minutes

Monday, March 6, 2017

Draft

Plymouth Annual Town Meeting 3-6-17

Route 100A Project

 

Natalie Boyle is the Project Outreach Coordinator  and has contacted our office with regards to the work being done on Route 100A.  She has suggested that you provide  her with your name and email address if you are interested in being put on her distribution list.  This means that whenever there is a project update or schedule change or any type of information on the project, she will send you an email.  She also mentioned that if anyone has any concerns and would like to talk further, she encourages you to call or email her at your convenience.

Her email is nboyle@gpinet.com and her cell number is 802-310-7822.

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Looks like Vermont will have a white Christmas! The Plymouth Historical Society wishes you a fun filled, safe holiday and all good things in the coming year.
Please consider becoming a member or renewing your membership for 2017. Five dollars per person affords you a membership for 2017 and supports the activities and mission of the Society. A donation of any amount is always gratefully received! The attached form accompanied by your check, made out to the Plymouth Historical Society, can be sent to the address at the top of the form or follow instructions on the form to pay with pay pal.
Our activities for 2017 include updating and expanding our website, completing and dedicating the memorial garden in front of the community center, erecting a permanent Community Center sign along Rt. 100, rotating exhibits, adding new artifacts to the museum, cataloging and digitizing the entire collection for online research and access and a new and exciting program for the fall.
The debut of the documentary film, “Irene: Ruin to Renewal,” focusing on Plymouth, was a huge success. If you are looking for a last minute Christmas gift, DVDs are available for $10 at the Plymouth Town Hall, Monday through Thursday between 8 am and 4 pm. If you would like one shipped, contact Betsy Tonkin at 802-672-3179 or tbone6547@aol.com to complete your order.
Thank you for your support. Keep in touch by watching our website (plymouthvermonthistoricalsociety.org) and face book page. The museum will reopen in May but is always available for visits by prior arrangement.
Betsy Tonkin
Plymouth Vt. Historical Society

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The 2016 Preliminary Reappraisal Market Values for the Town of Plymouth is available.

 Please click on the link below to view by name.

(If you would like a copy, please call the Town Clerk at 802-672-3655 or email her at clerk@plymouthvt.org.)

Plymouth 2016 Preliminary Reappraisal

 

Please click on the link below to view by street name.

Plymouth 2016 Preliminary Reappraisal.2

 

Just to remind our residents that the Fast Trash Program will close June 30, 2016.

Click on the link below to obtain further information from Able Waste Management.

ABLE

Dear Valued Customers,

Thank you for your continued business. Effective 4/4/16, to better serve you, we are going to be moving your waste pick-up day from Tuesday to Monday. Our driver will be picking up your waste in the mornings, please make sure your waste is out by 7am for pick up. Then, continuing with the Town of Plymouth’s every other week recycling schedule, we will return in the afternoon of your regularly scheduled Monday to pick up recycling. If you have any questions regarding this or your waste/recycling schedule or services, please feel free to give us a call at 802-672-3569. We look forward to continue handling all your waste service needs. Thank you again for your continued business and understanding on this matter.

Sincerely,
ABLE Waste Management Team

 

 

The Town Recycling pickup schedule is as follows: 

The first pick up will be November 2, 2015 on the South end of Plymouth, then every other Monday after that. The South End Portion is GREEN on the Map in the Link Below

 

The first pick up for the North section of Plymouth will start November 9, 2015, then every other Monday after that. The North End Portion is ORANGE on the Map in the Link Below.

 

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Recycling Map

 

 

*NEW RECYCLING INFORMATION*

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ABLE Waste Recycling