Community update November 30:   Good morning from Vernon. Sunny today with a high near 40.    Town hall is open. The Treasurer’s office has it’s own outside entrance . Please call 802 257 3077 or email     The Town Clerk’s office is closing at 2 PM today, as I have another medical appointment. I guess you could call me the six million dollar man and that’s just the co pay.       The Capital Plan committee has a 630 PM meeting on line via google meets,        The Conservation Commission may have a quorum attending the Home for the Holidays craft fair at Vernon School Friday between 4 and 8, and Saturday 9 till 3. The Friends of Vernon Center will also hold their festival of trees on Friday Saturday and Sunday at the Governor Hunt House, across the street from the school.          Today is trash and recycling pick up day. Pay as you throw bags can be purchased at the Town Clerk’s office, at the Vernon Free Library, Guilford Country Store and J Spec Auto.           Town offices are always closed on Fridays, but we are available in an emergency and by appointment.            Have a good day and a great weekend.


Road Closing

RT 142 Closure at the Railroad Crossing

Rt 142 in Vernon will be closed at the Railroad Crossing south of the Miller Farm for maintenance on Wednesday, Aug. 24th and Thursday Aug. 25th.  This crossing will be open on Friday Aug. 26th. Please seek alternative routes.

ALTERNATE ROUTES: To get to Brattleboro or the northern part of Vernon from south of this crossing, go south on 142 to Route 10, turn right on 10, get on 91 North to Brattleboro. OR, turn left on 10, go to Northfield, turn left on 63, then left on 119 through Hinsdale to Brattleboro. Route 91 is probably faster, the Northfield/Hinsdale option is probably shorter.

TRASH AND MAIL: At this time it is anticipated that trash will be picked up normally on Thursday, and mail will be delivered.

The reason that the road will be fully closed the entire time is that an 80-foot section of rail will be removed and replaced with a new section, and then the road will be repaved across that. So with a single section of rail involved, it can not be done one half at a time.