Fire Department RFP: REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL FOR VERNON FIRE STATION FINISH WORK AND PAINTING Town of Vernon, Vermont   The Town of Vernon, Vermont, (“Town”) is soliciting proposals from qualified companies or individuals for Vernon Fire Station-Finish work, painting of all exterior walls, doors, windows, soffits and trim. Sealed Bids are due by December 6, 2021 at 4:00 pm to: Inquiries and submissions to: Vernon Selectboard, c/o: Shelly Walker Town Administrator, Town of Vernon 567 Governor Hunt Rd., Vernon, VT 05354 (802) 257-2138 Email: Bid opening: Tuesday, December 7, 2021 at 6:30 PM during the Select board meeting. Proposal requirements are available at the Town Clerks office during business hours or via email This bid request invites responses from experienced and professional contractors to complete finish work on exterior wall around rear garage doors, resurfacing/stucco on cement block walls where needed, repair/replace exterior trim and soffits where needed, caulking around doors and windows as needed, paint the exterior walls, doors, windows, trim, soffits of the Town of Vernon Fire Station located at 2842 Fort Bridgman Rd., Vernon, VT. Submit questions concerning this RFP via email per the schedule outlined above.   The Town reserves the right to reject any or all bids submitted. Bids will be evaluated by the Town based on experience and reputation, understanding of Town requirements, clarity, completeness and price. During the evaluation process, the Town reserves the right, where it may serve in the Town's best interest, to request additional information or clarification from bidders.  


History of Stonehurst, Part II

By Barbara Emery Moseley

This is a continuation of Barbara’s first piece on Stonehurst during World War II.

Romey had a trained baritone voice, and I could play the piano. One of his favorite pieces was “Ol’ Man River,” from Porgy and Bess. I can still “hear” the words I followed so carefully: “He don’t plant taters, he don’t plant cotton, and them that plants ’em is soon forgotten, but Ol’ Man River just keeps rollin’ along.”

More than likely you have forgotten that in the beginning of this narrative it was noted that the big barn at Stonehurst was in such bad shape that it had to be taken down.

However, some of the horse sheds were converted into a garage for the guests. One bay was made into a pig pen. The pig would be fed the table scraps.

One afternoon, after lunch, many of the guests were relaxing on the porch, unaware that they were about to have unscheduled entertainment: the pig got out! I was able to grab it by its hind legs, like a wheelbarrow, and get it back into its pen. No one even clapped!

Elsie collected bells of all sizes and shapes. Most of them fit on the mantel, but one of them was a huge farm bell she bought in Westminster.

When she and Romey built a smaller house on land my mother sold them on Hickory Hollow Road, the bell came down the hill and is now mounted on my barn. Sometimes I ring it on the Fourth of July!