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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:

EMERGENCY OUTAGE IN FAIRLEE AREA TONIGHT

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.

Carmen Tarleton on the death of her ex-husband, who underwent a full face transplant as a result of injuries from his attack

From this morning’s Valley News:

Reached by telephone on Monday, Tarleton said (Herbert) Rodgers’ death doesn’t bring her much closure, because she already forgave Rodgers several years ago.

“I have fully forgiven him and I don’t have the same attitude that a lot of people have with his treatment of me,” Tarleton said. “I have moved on so well and in so many ways. I feel like, for me, it ends a big chapter in my life.”

Rodgers was serving a 30- to 70-year sentence for the 2007 attack inside Tarleton’s Thetford home. Rodgers, who was serving his sentence at the State Correctional Institution at Camp Hill in Pennsylvania, died around 11 a.m. on Monday at Harrisburg (Pa.) Hospital from a “medical issue,” according to a news release from Vermont prison officials. Read the full story here.

Carmen Tarleton, of Fairlee, Vt., left, talks with Kris Moody, of White River Junction, Vt., before the service at the United Methodist Church in White River Junction on February 19, 2017. Tarleton, the victim of a 2007 lye attack by her second husband Herbert Rodgers, spoke to congregation about acceptance and forgiveness. Moody is the oldest daughter of Tarleton’s first husband. (Valley News – James M. Patterson) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

 

Stretch of Route 132 in Thetford to close for repairs

Photographed on Oct. 6, 2017, traffic on Route 132 between Strafford, Vt., and Norwich, Vt., has been slowed by three temporary traffic lights due to a lane closure in three locations. The roadway has been damaged by the July 1 flooding of the Ompompanoosuc River. (Valley News - Geoff Hansen) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Photographed on Oct. 6, 2017, traffic on Route 132 between Strafford, Vt., and Norwich, Vt., has been slowed by three temporary traffic lights due to a lane closure in three locations. The roadway has been damaged by the July 1 flooding of the Ompompanoosuc River. (Valley News – Geoff Hansen) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Adjust your travel plans accordingly.

A section of Route 132 will close for a week beginning on Monday, according to a Thetford Listserv post from town Zoning Administrator and Department of Public Works project manager Mary Ellen Parkman, as the town works to repair the roadway from damage sustained during intense rainstorms and flooding in early July.

Norwich residents are being warned to expect “heavier-than-usual” traffic on New Boston Road as a result of the detour around the closed road.

Read more here.