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Emergency 90-minute power outage planned for Fairlee area this evening from midnight until 1:30 Thursday morning

Here’s a press release from Green Mountain Power:


Green Mountain Power will need to interrupt power tonight to 1800 customers in parts of Fairlee, West Fairlee, Vershire, Strafford and Thetford in order to safely repair broken equipment. The interruption will begin tonight at midnight and last until approximately 1:30 Thursday morning.

The areas affected include:

  • In Fairlee –  most of Fairlee including areas along VT Route 244, US Route 5, Lake Morey Rd & Redmond Rd.
  • In West Fairlee – most of West Fairlee including along VT Route 113, Beaver Meadow Rd, Middlebrook Rd,  & Blood Brook Rd.
  • In Vershire – the south-west portion of Vershire along S. Vershire Rd, Vershire Center Rd, & Taylor Valley Rd.
  • In Strafford – the north-west portion of Strafford along Old City Falls Rd, Miller Pond Rd, & Sawnee Bean Rd.
  • In Thetford – northern sections of Thetford along Sawnee Bean Rd, VT Route 113, VT Route 244 Quinibeck Rd & US Route 5 south to Cider Mill Rd.

Brooklyn rabbi pleads not guilty to eluding a trooper on I-91 in Fairlee

Rabbi Berl Fink, of Brooklyn, N.Y., listens to Brooklyn Assemblyman Dov Hikind speak about Fink’s case at Orange Superior Court in Chelsea, Vt., on Oct. 18, 2017. Fink faces a charge of eluding a law enforcement officer during an Aug. 8 traffic stop that started in Thetford, Vt., and ended in Fairlee, Vt., on Interstate 91. (Valley News – Geoff Hansen) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Read more here. The traffic stop has raised questions about how the trooper handled the situation. Here’s video from part of a press conference held on behalf of Rabbi Berl Fink Wednesday afternoon:

And here’s video of the actual stop, via VTdigger: