Help wanted
Help wanted in West Dover, Butterfield Common. Caregiver with respectful attitude needed three days (sleep-in) to complement present helpers assisting a male adult aged 36 with cerebral palsy and developmental disabilities. Work includes bathing, toileting, feeding, and lifting with use of a Hoyer and overhead track lifts, as well as driving the individual to community activities, cooking, and helping maintain the apartment. Training will be provided. Applicants must possess a valid driver’s license and pass background checks. Phone (802) 246-7014. 6/30

Help wanted- Full-time gas station attendant needed. Weekends are a must. Excellent benefits. Apply in person at Nido’s Citgo, 77 West Main St., Wilmington. 6/2

Reliable automotive technician wanted. Must have own tools. Contact Tom at Mount Snow Motors (802) 464-8207. 6/9

Help wanted- John J. Read Construction Corp. is seeking carpenter helpers/ laborers. (802) 579-0073. 5/26

Full-time security officer position in West Dover. Experience preferred, but willing to train candidate with superior customer service skills. Please contact (603) 363-8200 for more information and to schedule an interview. 5/26

Housekeeper Wanted- The Wilmington Inn is seeking an experienced housekeeper to clean guest rooms and common areas. Must be available on weekends and holidays. Must have reliable transportation and references. Email or call (802) 464-3768 to apply. 5/26

The Village Roost in Wilmington is looking for the following positions: general staff, line cook, and dishwasher. Please email with a resume or stop in to fill out an application. 5/26

tag sale
Indoor tag/estate sale at the Alpenglow building at Hogback Mountain scenic overlook relic in Marlboro. Many household items, furniture, beds, glassware, dishes, ephemera, many unusual items, and collectibles. Also some retail fixtures. 7755 VT Route 9. West Marlboro. Saturday, May 28, 9 am to 2 pm. 5/26

Indoor tag sale, rain or shine, Friday and Saturday, May 27 and 28, 10 am to 4 pm. 82 Antler Loop, West Dover. 5/26

Garage Sale - 14 Harris Road off Captain Copeland, East Dover, Saturday May 28 and Sunday, May 29. Collectibles and furniture. 5/26

Multi-family moving/yard sale on Saturday and Sunday, May 28 and 29, from 9 am to 3 pm, at 137 Stratton-Arlington Road, West Wardsboro. Something for everyone! Motorcycle, tires, laser printer, bike trailer, sand/water table, kids’ toys, clothing, household items, sporting goods, tools, and stuffed animals galore. 5/26

Tag sale- May 28, 29, 30; rain date June 4 and 5. 114 Happy Haven Road, Wilmington. Antiques, furniture, Honda cargo carrier, garden tools, Raleigh bike, Carl Von Marr sepia print. Early birds are welcome. 5/26

Huge tag sale- May 28 and 29 from 10 am to 4 pm. 5 Rocky Lane, East Dover. Tons of craft supplies, yarn, dishes, furniture, a welder, and a four-wheeler. 5/26

Items for Sale
Find me at the Wilmington Flea Market. Denim- Chambray- Denim. Jackets, skirts dresses. Vintage to contemporary. Size 2 to 3X and more. 5/26

Wurlitzer spinet piano, very good condition with bench and lamp, $350. You move. Call (802) 275-2866. 5/26

Used Books
Thursday and Friday 3 to 6 pm Sat. 10 - 6 pm, Sun. 10 - 2 pm
Lots of Books
35 West Main Street
Rob (802) 558-5853 CB

For sale- 2009 Audi A4 3.2 Quattro AWD. Only 37,000 miles. Excellent condition. Like new! $15,300. Call (508) 740-9178. 5/26

Items Wanted
Used Books
Save your favorites
and sentimentals
We would like to buy the rest
35 West Main Street
Rob (802) 558-5853 CB

Do Yourself a Favor! Redeem your Vermont returnable cans and bottles at D & K's Redemption Center, Route 30, Jamaica, VT. Open 10 am to 4 pm everyday except closed Monday-Tuesday. Easy access with drive-up windows and doors for easy unloading. No limits. Also, bottle drives welcome. Call (802) 874-4160. CB

Climate controlled storage- 5’x5’, 5’x10’, 10’x10’, 10’x15’, 10’x25’, 10’x35’ and 10’x50’. Unheated space also available. Call (802) 227-7557 or email 6/2

Deerfield Valley Mini-Storage. 5'x10', 10'x15' and 10'x20' bays in Wilmington. (802) 464-8632. CB

Commercial rentals
Mount Snow Market Place has office space for rent. On the Valley Trail, MOOver stop, short- or long-term lease. Call Adam at (802) 464-7771. CB

Commercial Space on Route 100: ​From ​1,​000​ to 10,000 sq. ft. Will divide. 100% financing for build-out. Also available: ​Vacant 8​,000 sq. ft. restaurant with full commercial kitchen and six-bedroom manager’s quarters. ​​High visibility, plenty​ ​of parking. (802) 22​7-7557 or email 6/2

real estate for sale
Income-producing property on one acre on Route 100 in Wilmington. First apartment is 858 sq. ft., two-bedroom, one-bath. Second apartment is 2,034 sq. ft., three-bedroom, large loft room, including large master bedroom with walk-in closet, and two baths. Seven over-sized car garages totalling 2,778 sq. ft. Additional storage of 1,154 sq. ft., two offices, 336 sq. ft. Total square footage is 7,160. All space is currently rented. Current income is $3,325 per month. 2015 taxes $5,782. Priced at $390,000. Call Sal (732) 598-1810. CB

land for sale
Lot for sale- Small lot near Wilmington village, town road, electric, sewer available, or park your RV. $7,500. (802) 275-2866. 5/26

Seasonal rental
Available for Tough Mudder-Six-, eight-, and 10-bedroom homes. All properties within five minutes of Mount Snow and the Hermitage. Also available long term. We also manage one-, two-, three-, and four-bedroom apartments, call (802) 227-7557 or email 6/2

house for rent
Small one/two-bedroom house in Marlboro. Country setting. $900 per month, plus utilities. First, last, and security. Call (802) 464-5501. 6/2

Dover one-bedroom, open concept, 1,000-square-feet house with garage/barn. Nice setting. Covered deck. Gas heat and wood stove. $800 per month plus utilities. References. Call for details. (802) 258-0744. 6/2

rooms for rent
Mount Snow furnished room, $140 per week. Wi-Fi, DishTV, kitchen. (802) 464-8287, and (802) 579-7389. 5/26

The Readsboro Inn has newly renovated rooms for rent. Just $75/night with weekly and monthly rates available. Free Wi-Fi and coffee. Restaurant and bar open Wednesday to Sunday., (802) 423-7077, CB

One-bedroom, one-bath, spacious, semi-furnished apartment on Valley View Road, in Dover. Spacious living room, bright white walls, new carpeting, tiled kitchen and bath. Partially furnished. All inclusive for $1,000 a month, first, last and security deposit required. Shared laundry. No smoking. Pets negotiable. Available immediately. (802) 345-2454. 6/2

Two-bedroom ground floor apartment, $550; and a one-bedroom, $495, available at Sadawga Springs in Whitingham. Rent includes heat, hot water, snow and trash removal. Off-street parking and laundry on site. For more information call (802) 257-7616 or download an application at Applicants must be income eligible. 5/26

Mount Snow- Three-bedroom, one-bath, downstairs apartment. Located one mile from Mount Snow. Tenant pays for electric, phone, and trash removal. (914) 882-7302. 6/2

Large, bright and airy second floor, one-bedroom apartment close to center of Wilmington. Heat and hot water included. $875/month. Call (802) 464-0324. 6/23

Efficiency one-bedroom, renovated apartment, new kitchen cabinets, $685, includes utilities. On MOOver Route 100 across from Saloon. No smoking preferred. First and deposit. (802) 780-7555. 5/26

One-bedroom apartment with private entrance and village of Wilmington location. $500 per month, first, last, security and local references. No pets. Call (802) 348-9997. 5/26

Wilmington, one- and two-bedroom apartments available now. On or near MOOver route. Call (802) 339-0070, (215) 778-4400 or email CB

TK Properties - Solid, nice, heat- included, affordable apartments. We have a brand new awesome one-bedroom with deck over river. Two-bedrooms and two great one-bedrooms in various sizes for rent. Rents $650 to $900. Includes heat! These will not last long. Call and fill out an application today! (917) 693-1425. CB

Long-and short-term rentals, seasonal, year-round, commercial rentals. Contact Janet (802) 464-5618, Boyd Real Estate (802) 464-5957,, visit CB

Notice of Intent to
File Application

The Cold Brook Fire District No 1 intends to file a loan/grant application with USDA, Rural Development’s Rural Utilities Service for funds to expand the treatment capacity and treatment quality at the Base Area and Golf Course Area Wastewater Treatment Facilities.

Details of the proposed project may be viewed at the following locations:

Cold Brook Fire District No 1
18 Coldbrook Road Unit One
Wilmington, VT 05363

Stantec Consulting Services
55 Green Mountain Dr
South Burlington, VT 05403

Final Notice and Public Explanation of a Proposed Activity in a 100-Year

To: All interested Agencies FEMA, VT ANR, VT ACCD, Groups and Individuals

This is to give notice that the Town of Wilmington has conducted an evaluation as required by Executive Order 11988, in accordance with HUD regulations at 24 CFR 55.20 Subpart C Procedures for Making Determinations on Floodplain Management and Wetlands Protection. The activity is funded under the Vermont Community Development Program under DR-IG-2012-Wilmington-00071. The proposed project is located at 17-37 West Main Street in Wilmington, Windham. The project is to create 520 linear feet of a new 5 foot wide sidewalk along the north side of West Main Street. This new sidewalk is being developed for handicap accessibility and pedestrian safety. The project is in a Zone AE and a Flood Hazard Area. The project covers .06 acres within the 100–year floodplain.

(i) ALL of the reasons why the action must take place in a floodplain. The sidewalk needs to be developed for pedestrian safety as well as walkability for retail stores, restaurants and apartments in this area. The crosswalk will also be safer for pedestrians and create traffic calming measures. ii) alternatives considered and reasons for non-selection, 1)Make pedestrians walk on the opposite side of the street and create a crosswalk only, unfortunately pedestrians will continue to walk in the road way to get to the retail and restaurant businesses on that side of the street. 2)Create a sidewalk at road level, unfortunately that would compromise the exsiting buldings foundations, 3) Create a eleveated walkway for pedestrians, unfortunately that would be costly and damage the historic character of the village downtown. 4) The area will remain a confusing and hazardous area for pedestrian traffic. Pedestrians will continue to walk in the roadway. (iii) All mitigation measures to be taken to minimize adverse impacts and to restore and preserve natural and beneficial values. The present wall will be removed and rebuilt with drainage within the wall exiting at either end into the catch basins which will be rebuilt, The construction of a flat sidewalk with ramping on a lowered retaining wall will provide a lower profile for any flood waters. The required railings, which will replace existing structures, will be of aluminum construction and anchored into the wall which will have drainage within its construction. Light fixtures will be located away from the wall edge and are well anchored. The components will be adequately anchored to prevent flotation, collapse, or lateral movement during a base flood and are constructed of concrete, aluminum, materials resistant to flood damage, and Storm water runoff will be directed to the storm water drains and, while not a conditions, applicants are encouraged to create additional pervious areas for the absorption of storm water. This project is permitted through the Town of Wilmington’s Development Review Board as well as the VT Agency of Transportation and VT Agency of Natural Resources.

The Town of Wilmington has reevaluated the alternatives to building in the floodplain and has determined that it has no practicable alternative. Environmental files that document compliance with steps 3 through 6 of Executive Order 11988, are available for public inspection, review and copying upon request at the times and location delineated in the last paragraph of this notice for receipt of comments.

There are three primary purposes for this notice.  First, people who may be affected by activities in floodplains and those who have an interest in the protection of the natural environment should be given an opportunity to express their concerns and provide information about these areas.  Second, an adequate public notice program can be an important public educational tool. The dissemination of information and request for public comment about floodplains can facilitate and enhance Federal efforts to reduce the risks and impacts associated with the occupancy and modification of these special areas. Third, as a matter of fairness, when the Federal government determines it will participate in actions taking place in floodplains, it must inform those who may be put at greater or continued risk.

Written comments must be received by the Town of Wilmington at the following address on or before June 2, 2016. Scott Murphy, P.O. Box 217, Wilmington, VT 05363 and (802)464-8591, Attention: Scott Murphy, Town Manager A full description of the project may also be reviewed from 8am-4:30pm at 2 East Main Street. Comments may also be submitted via email at

Date: May 26, 2016



FirstLight Hydro Gen
erating Company

Project No. 1889-085
Project No. 2485-071


(May 13, 2016)

Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection.

a. Type of Application: New Major License

b. Project Nos.: 1889-085 and 2485-071

c. Date Filed: April 29, 2016

d. Applicant: FirstLight Hydro Generating Company (FirstLight)

e. Name of Project: In the final license application, FirstLight proposes to combine the existing Turners Falls Hydroelectric Project and Northfield Mountain Pumped Storage Project into a single project that would be named the Northfield Project.

f. Location: The existing projects are located on the Connecticut River in Franklin County, Massachusetts; Windham County, Vermont; and Cheshire County, New Hampshire. The project boundary includes approximately 20 acres of federal land.

g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. §§ 791(a) - 825(r)

h. Applicant Contact: Gus Bakas, Director-Massachusetts Hydro, FirstLight Hydro Generating Company, Northfield Mountain Station, 99 Millers Falls Road, Northfield, MA 01360; Telephone: (413) 422-5915 or

i. FERC Contact: Brandon Cherry, (202) 502-8328 or

j. This application is not ready for environmental analysis at this time.

k. The Project Description: The Northfield Project would have a total installed capacity of 1,234.452 megawatts (MW). The project’s average annual generation would be approximately 1,381,913 megawatt-hours (MWh) and average annual energy consumption from pumping would be approximately 1,437,464 MWh. The power generated by the project would be transmitted to the region through the New England Independent System Operator, a regional transmission organization that coordinates the movement of wholesale electricity.

Turners Falls Development

The proposed Turners Falls Development would consist of the following existing facilities: (1) a 630-foot-long, 35-foot-high dam (Montague dam) that includes: (i) four 120-foot-wide, 13.25-foot-high bascule gates; and (ii) a 170-foot-long fixed section with a crest elevation of 185.5 feet National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929 (NGVD 29); (2) a 493-foot-long, 55-foot-high dam (Gill dam) that includes: (i) three 40-foot-wide, 39-foot-high tainter gates; and (ii) 97.3- and 207.5-foot-long fixed sections with crest elevations of 185.5 feet NGVD 29; (3) a 2,110-acre impoundment with a useable storage volume of 16,150 acre-feet between elevations 176.0 feet and 185.0 feet NGVD 29; (4) a 214-foot-long, 33-foot-high gatehouse that includes six 9-foot-wide, 10.66-foot-high gates and nine 9.5-foot-wide, 12.6-foot-high gates; (5) a 2.1-mile-long, 120- to 920-foot-wide, 17- to 30-foot-deep power canal; (6) a 700-foot-long, 100-foot-wide, 16- to 23-foot-deep branch canal; (7) the Station No.1 generating facility that includes: (i) eight 15-foot-wide bays with trashracks with 2.625-inch clear-bar spacing; (ii) four 100-foot-long, 13.1- to 14-foot-diameter penstocks; (iii) a 134-foot-long, 64-foot-wide powerhouse that contains five turbine-generator units with a total installed capacity of 5.636 MW; (iv) four 21-foot-long, 6.5-foot-diameter draft tubes; (v) five 40- to 70-foot-long, 2.4-kilovolt (kV) generator leads that connect the turbine-generator units to a generator bus; (vi) a 110-foot-long, 2.4-kV generator lead that connects the generator bus to a substation; and (vii) a 20-foot-long, 2.4-kV generator lead that connects the substation to three transformers; (8) the Cabot Station generating facility that includes: (i) an intake structure with 217-foot-wide, 31-foot-high trashracks with 0.94-inch and 3.56-inch clear-bar spacing; (ii) six 70-foot-long penstocks; (iii) a 235-foot-long, 79.5-foot-wide powerhouse that contains six turbine-generator units with a total installed capacity of 62.016 MW; (iv) six 41-foot-long, 12.5- to 14.5-foot-diameter draft tubes; (v) six 80- to 250-foot-long, 13.8-kV generator leads that connect the turbine-generator units to a generator bus; (vi) a 60-foot-long, 13.8-kV generator lead that connects the generator bus to the powerhouse roof; and (vii) a 200-foot-long, 13.8-kV generator lead that connects to a transformer; (9) eight 13.6-foot-wide, 16.7-foot-high power canal spillway gates that are adjacent to Cabot Station; (10) a 16.2-foot-wide, 13.1-foot-high log sluice gate in the Cabot Station forebay with an 8-foot-wide weir for downstream fish passage; (11) a 200-foot-long, 7-foot-diameter drainage tunnel (Keith Drainage Tunnel) and headgate; (12) a 955-foot-long, 5-foot-diameter lower drainage tunnel; (13) an 850-foot-long, 16-foot-wide, 10-foot-high fishway (Cabot fishway); (14) a 500-foot-long, 10-foot-wide, 10-foot-high fishway (Spillway fishway); (15) a 225-foot-long, 16-foot-wide, 17.5-foot-high fishway (Gatehouse fishway); and (16) appurtenant facilities.

Northfield Mountain Pumped Storage Development

The proposed Northfield Mountain Pumped Storage Development would consist of the following existing facilities: (1) a 1-mile-long, 30-foot-wide, 30- to 140-foot-high main dam that includes: (i) an intake structure with two 7-foot-wide, 9-foot-high sluice gates and an 8-foot-diameter outlet pipe; and (ii) a 589-foot-long, 2-foot-diameter low-level outlet pipe; (2) a 425-foot-long, 25-foot-high dike (North dike); (3) a 2,800-foot-long, 45-foot-high dike (Northwest dike); (4) a 1,700-foot-long, 40-foot-long dike (West dike); (5) a 327-foot-long, 10- to 20-foot-high gravity dam; (6) an ungated 550-foot-long, 6-foot-high spillway structure with a 20-foot-long notch at an elevation of 1,005.0 feet NGVD 29; (7) a 286-acre impoundment (upper reservoir) with a useable storage volume of 12,318 acre-feet between elevations 938.0 feet and 1,000.5 feet NGVD 29; (8) a 2,110-acre impoundment (lower reservoir or Turners Falls impoundment); (9) a 1,890-foot-long, 130-foot-wide intake channel with a 63-foot-long, 9-foot-high submerged check dam and two 6-foot-wide, 2.75-foot-high sluice gates and two 18-foot-wide stoplogs; (10) a 200-foot-long, 55-foot-wide, 80-foot-high pressure shaft; (11) an 853-foot-long, 31-foot-diameter penstock; (12) two 22-foot-diameter, 100- to 150-foot-long penstocks; (13) four 340-foot-long, 9.5- to 14-foot-diameter penstocks; (14) a 328-foot-long, 70-foot-wide powerhouse that contains four reversible pump turbine-generator units with a total installed capacity of 1,166.8 MW; (15) four 25-foot-long, 11-foot-diameter draft tubes that transition to a 20-foot-long, 17-foot-diameter draft tube; (16) a 5,136-foot-long, 33-foot-wide, 31-foot-high horseshoe-shaped tailrace tunnel; (17) 35-foot-long, 40-foot-high trapezoid-shaped stoplogs with 74.3- to 99.5-foot-wide, 48-foot-high trashracks with 6-inch clear-bar spacing; (18) four 26-foot-long, 13.8-kV generator leads that connect the turbine-generator units to four transformers; (19) two 3,000-foot-long, 345-kV pipe-type cables from the transformers to the Northfield Switching Station; (20) a 650-foot-long, 15-foot-deep fixed-position fish barrier guide net; and (21) appurtenant facilities.

The existing Turners Falls Hydroelectric Project operates in peaking and run-of-river modes depending on inflows. The existing license requires maintaining the impoundment between elevations 176.0 feet and 185.0 feet NGVD 29, and releasing a continuous minimum flow of 1,433 cubic feet per second, or inflow (whichever is less), from the project. FirstLight did not propose any changes to operation of this facility in its application.

The existing Northfield Mountain Pumped Storage Project generally operates in pumping mode during low-load periods and generating mode during high-load periods. In the summer and winter, the project generally operates in a peaking mode in the morning and late afternoon. In the spring and fall, the project may operate in a peaking mode one or two times a day depending on electricity demand. The existing license requires maintaining the upper reservoir between elevations 938.0 feet and 1,000.5 feet NGVD 29 (i.e., a maximum reservoir drawdown of 62.5 feet).

FirstLight proposes to increase the maximum water surface elevation of the upper reservoir to 1,004.5 feet NGVD 29 and decrease the minimum water surface elevation of the upper reservoir to 920.0 feet NGVD 29 (i.e., a maximum reservoir drawdown of 84.5 feet) year-round.

l. Locations of the Application: A copy of the application is available for review at the Commission in the Public Reference Room or may be viewed on the Commission’s website at using the “eLibrary” link. Enter the docket number excluding the last three digits in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, please contact FERC Online Support at, (866) 208-3676 (toll free), or (202) 502-8659 (TTY). A copy is also available for inspection and reproduction at the address in item (h) above.

m. You may also register online at to be notified via email of new filings and issuances related to this or other pending projects. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support.

n. Procedural Schedule: In the final license application, FirstLight states that it will file an amended final license application after it completes all of the required studies in the approved study plan. On May 5, 2016, Commission staff issued a revised process plan and schedule that include milestones and dates for the filing and review of FirstLight’s outstanding study reports. After FirstLight completes and files the outstanding study reports and amended final license application, Commission staff will issue a revised procedural schedule with target dates for the post-filing milestones listed below.

Amended Final License Application TBD
Notice of Acceptance / Notice of Ready for
Environmental Analysis TBD
Filing of recommendations, preliminary terms
and conditions, and fishway prescriptions TBD
Commission issues Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)
Comments on Draft EIS TBD
Modified terms and conditions
Commission issues Final EIS

o. Final amendments to the application must be filed with the Commission no later than 30 days from the issuance date of the notice of ready for environmental analysis.

Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr.,
Deputy Secretary. 5/26