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New Haven http://addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/67/all en Town Meeting Recap 2015: New Haven http://addisonindependent.com/201503town-meeting-recap-2015-new-haven <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> NEW HAVEN &mdash; Two selectboard seats were up for grabs Tuesday in New Haven. Voters chose Jim Walsh over incumbent Charles Roy, 283 to 222, and Steve Dupoise Sr. over Susan Smiley, by a tally of 278 to 243.</p> <p> In total, 538 voters showed up at the polls in New Haven. By a vote of 373 to 96, townspeople said &ldquo;yes&rdquo; to a 2015-2016 road fund budget that calls for $1.01 million in spending, which is 9.6 percent less than the sum voters approved last year. It will require raising $635,467 from property taxes.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/28946">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201503town-meeting-recap-2015-new-haven" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New Haven Wed, 04 Mar 2015 22:59:51 +0000 Addison Independent 28946 at http://addisonindependent.com Zoning issue on New Haven warning http://addisonindependent.com/201502zoning-issue-new-haven-warning <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> NEW HAVEN &mdash; A proposal on the New Haven town meeting warning asks residents to back a special meeting or vote to decide whether to rezone a parcel of privately-owned land in town. The landowner says he has no immediate plans to develop the land, but some residents are opposed to rezoning the parcel.</p> <p> Residents will weigh in on the article by Australian ballot on Town Meeting Day, March 3.</p> <p> The land in question, a 20-acre parcel on the southwest corner of Belden Falls Road and Route 7, is owned by Steve Dupoise Sr.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/28813">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201502zoning-issue-new-haven-warning" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New Haven Dupoise town meeting zoning Thu, 26 Feb 2015 12:54:24 +0000 Zach Despart 28813 at http://addisonindependent.com Town Meeting Preview 2015: New Haven http://addisonindependent.com/201502town-meeting-preview-2015-new-haven <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> NEW HAVEN &mdash; Voters in New Haven will consider 32 articles on Town Meeting Day, March 3. Polls will be open at the New Haven Town Hall from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.</p> <p> The annual meeting for both the town and the school will be held on Monday, March 2, at the town hall beginning at 6:30 p.m.</p> <p> Townspeople will weigh in on a proposed 2015-2016 road fund budget that calls for $1.01 million in spending, which is 9.6 percent less than the sum voters approved last year. It would require raising $635,467 from property taxes.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/28791">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201502town-meeting-preview-2015-new-haven" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New Haven Wed, 25 Feb 2015 21:51:09 +0000 Addison Independent 28791 at http://addisonindependent.com New Haven selectboard candidates say solar is top issue facing town http://addisonindependent.com/201502new-haven-selectboard-candidates-say-solar-top-issue-facing-town <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> NEW HAVEN &mdash; Four candidates will face off for two seats on the New Haven selectboard in an unusually busy election season. The races will be decided by Australian ballot on Town Meeting Day, March 3.</p> <p> Charles Roy and Jim Walsh are vying for a three-year seat, while Susan Smiley and Steve Dupoise Sr. are competing for a two-year seat. Roy, the incumbent for the two-year seat, is seeking the three-year being vacated by Roger Boise.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/28597">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201502new-haven-selectboard-candidates-say-solar-top-issue-facing-town" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New Haven election Featured races selectboard solar Mon, 16 Feb 2015 15:54:58 +0000 Zach Despart 28597 at http://addisonindependent.com Bray to chair Senate Natural Resources Committee http://addisonindependent.com/201501bray-chair-senate-natural-resources-committee <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p> NEW HAVEN &mdash; Sen. Chris Bray had hoped Senate leadership would appoint him to the Natural Resources and Energy Committee this session. The sophomore senator is an avid outdoorsman and he believes the state&rsquo;s long history of good environmental stewardship should be perpetuated.<img alt="" src="/files/images/Bray, Chris 2010(1).jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 456px; float: right; margin: 4px;" /></p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/28115">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201501bray-chair-senate-natural-resources-committee" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New Haven Bray Featured legislature senate Thu, 22 Jan 2015 12:49:29 +0000 John Flowers 28115 at http://addisonindependent.com New Haven aims to amend town plan to regulate solar projects http://addisonindependent.com/201412new-haven-aims-amend-town-plan-regulate-solar-projects <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> NEW HAVEN &mdash; Seated around circular cafeteria tables in the frigid basement of Beeman Elementary School, the New Haven Planning Commission on Monday evening debated changing the town plan to assert more local control over how energy projects, particularly solar arrays, are sited within the town.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/27486">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201412new-haven-aims-amend-town-plan-regulate-solar-projects" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New Haven array decommissioning Public Service Board regulation solar town plan Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:55:09 +0000 Zach Despart 27486 at http://addisonindependent.com New Haven planning commission talks solar reform http://addisonindependent.com/201412new-haven-planning-commission-talks-solar-reform <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> ADDISON COUNTY &mdash; As the Public Service Board approves hundreds of solar projects in the state each year, ranging from rooftop installations to multi-acre arrays, the state has an interest in ensuring that projects are cleaned up after they are decommissioned.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/27386">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201412new-haven-planning-commission-talks-solar-reform" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New Haven decommissioning fund New Haven Peterson planning commission Public Service Board solar SunCommon Walsh Thu, 11 Dec 2014 15:33:39 +0000 Zach Despart 27386 at http://addisonindependent.com New Haven resident pitches solar park idea http://addisonindependent.com/201411new-haven-resident-pitches-solar-park-idea <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> NEW HAVEN &mdash; As New Haven sorts through more than a dozen solar projects proposed in town, a resident has an idea that he says would mollify the siting concerns of neighbors and also allow solar firms to make the best use of the town&rsquo;s abundance of flat, open farmland.</p> <p> Residents have raised concerns about the Public Service Board approving one-acre, 150-kilowatt solar arrays to be built in residential areas, often a stone&rsquo;s throw from their homes. Some say they&rsquo;re ugly, while others are concerned that nearby arrays will devalue their property.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/26939">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201411new-haven-resident-pitches-solar-park-idea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New Haven New Haven Public Service Board solar solar parks Walsh zoning Mon, 17 Nov 2014 13:21:02 +0000 Zach Despart 26939 at http://addisonindependent.com Smith tops Smiley in Addison-5 http://addisonindependent.com/201411smith-tops-smiley-addison-5 <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-26745" style="width: 175px;"><a href="/201411smith-tops-smiley-addison-5"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/Addison5.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Addison5.jpg" title="Addison5.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="175" height="82" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> (Asterisk denotes incumbent) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">NEW HAVEN &mdash; Rep. Harvey Smith, R-New Haven, on Tuesday won another two years representing the Addison-5 district thanks to a decisive, 895 to 698 victory over Democratic challenger Susan Smiley, also of New Haven.</span></p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/26740">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201411smith-tops-smiley-addison-5" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New Haven New Haven Smiley Smith Thu, 06 Nov 2014 12:49:53 +0000 Zach Despart 26740 at http://addisonindependent.com New Haven selectboard says 'no' to solar http://addisonindependent.com/201410new-haven-selectboard-says-no-solar <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">NEW HAVEN &mdash; New Haven took steps to control its own solar future Oct. 21 when the selectboard voted to oppose two proposed solar projects within its borders and to participate in Public Service Board proceedings for all future applications for solar arrays.</span></p> <p> The board voted unanimously to oppose a 2.2-megawatt array on Field Days Road proposed by Green Peak Solar and a 5.5-megawatt array on Route 7 by GroSolar.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/26566">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201410new-haven-selectboard-says-no-solar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New Haven Barrett Caccavo Featured Green Peaks GroSolar LeBlanc Savage solar Tolles Viens Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:05:27 +0000 Zach Despart 26566 at http://addisonindependent.com Towns debate role of solar, legislators consider Act 248 reform http://addisonindependent.com/201410towns-debate-role-solar-legislators-consider-act-248-reform <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">NEW HAVEN &mdash; As towns in Addison County field proposals for new solar power arrays, town officials and area legislators say they&rsquo;d like to see communities have more influence over where projects can be sited, and how large they can be.</span></p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/26240">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201410towns-debate-role-solar-legislators-consider-act-248-reform" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New Haven Act 248 array Ayer Bray Featured New Haven planning commission Smith solar solar energy SunCommon Thu, 16 Oct 2014 12:33:57 +0000 Zach Despart 26240 at http://addisonindependent.com Rack & Reel now open in New Haven http://addisonindependent.com/201410rack-reel-now-open-new-haven <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-26076" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201410rack-reel-now-open-new-haven"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/RackandReel4298.thumbnail.jpg" alt="RackandReel4298.jpg" title="RackandReel4298.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> STORE MANAGER JOHN Falk and apparel buyer Belinda Haight stand in Rack &amp; Reel, a new hunting, fishing and outdoor sports store on Route 7 in New Haven Junction. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">NEW HAVEN &mdash; Cars packed the parking lot on the west side of Route 7 in New Haven Junction this past weekend. Sure, some people hit the highway to enjoy the unseasonably warm weather, but others came for the grand opening of Rack &amp; Reel, a hunting and sporting goods store.</span></p> <p> &ldquo;The community has been beyond receptive,&rdquo; co-owner Bridget Kipp said. &ldquo;So many people have come in here thanking us, saying it was needed in the area, and that they&rsquo;ll be back.&rdquo;</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/26077">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201410rack-reel-now-open-new-haven" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New Haven ammo fishing guns hunting New Haven Rack & Reel sporting goods Thu, 09 Oct 2014 12:27:13 +0000 Zach Despart 26077 at http://addisonindependent.com Section of Plank Road in New Haven closed http://addisonindependent.com/201410section-plank-road-new-haven-closed <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> NEW HAVEN &mdash; Town officials in New Haven announced on Monday that they had closed part of Plank Road for 30 days in order to replace a culvert. The road is used by some drivers to get from Route 7 to Bristol.</p> <p> The road is closed between South Middlebrook Road, which is on the New Haven/Waltham town line,&nbsp; and Leduc Road, which is also called Pea Ridge Road to the north of Plank Road. Specifically, the culvert is being installed east of the railroad tracks that cross Plank Road.</p> <p> There are detour signs around the construction.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/26030">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201410section-plank-road-new-haven-closed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New Haven Tue, 07 Oct 2014 22:00:52 +0000 Addison Independent 26030 at http://addisonindependent.com Early morning blaze destroys barn in New Haven http://addisonindependent.com/201409early-morning-blaze-destroys-barn-new-haven <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-25868" style="width: 133px;"><a href="/201409early-morning-blaze-destroys-barn-new-haven"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/IMG_2027.thumbnail.JPG" alt="IMG_2027.JPG" title="IMG_2027.JPG" class="image image-thumbnail " width="133" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS POUR water onto a blaze that destroyed a barn at the Rail View Dairy in New Haven on Tuesday morning. Independent photo/Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">NEW HAVEN &mdash; An early Tuesday morning blaze destroyed a barn on Daniels Road in New Haven.</span></p> <p> Dozens of firefighters from at least five area departments responded to the blaze, which occurred at the Livingston family&rsquo;s Rail View Dairy Farm. Billowing smoke could be seen from New Haven Junction, half a mile to the east.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/25867">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201409early-morning-blaze-destroys-barn-new-haven" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New Haven barn fire Livingston New Haven Rail View Dairy Thu, 02 Oct 2014 13:28:50 +0000 Zach Despart 25867 at http://addisonindependent.com Change in solar array taxes costs towns http://addisonindependent.com/201409change-solar-array-taxes-costs-towns <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-25832" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201409change-solar-array-taxes-costs-towns"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/solararray3305.thumbnail.jpg" alt="solararray3305.jpg" title="solararray3305.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> SOLAR ARRAYS, LIKE this one between Route 7 and Plank Road in Waltham, are raising concerns, particularly from New Haven residents, about aesthetics, tax revenues and local control. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">NEW HAVEN &mdash; Drive from Vergennes to Middlebury along Route 7, and you won&rsquo;t go more than a few miles without seeing a solar array. As towns like New Haven are deluged with proposals for new solar arrays, citizens and town officials are wondering, &ldquo;What&rsquo;s in it for us?&rdquo;</span></p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/25833">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201409change-solar-array-taxes-costs-towns" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New Haven array Featured legislature New Haven Public Service Board solar SunCommon taxes Mon, 29 Sep 2014 11:34:24 +0000 Zach Despart 25833 at http://addisonindependent.com