Salisbury

10/10/2019
SALISBURY — Vermont State Police on Thursday provided the name of the man whose body was found dead in Salisbury on Tuesday morning. The body of 34-year-old Nicholas Louras of Rutland was found off Route 53/Lake Dunmore Road in Salisbury on the morning of Oct. 8. Vermont’s Chief Medical Examiner’s Office performed an autopsy on Wednesday, which state police said enabled them to positively identify Nicholas Louras. They said someone shot him to death with a gun. Louras is a cousin of Christopher G. Louras, 33, of Rutland, who died as the result of an exchanging of gunfire with Rutland City and...
10/10/2019
SALISBURY — Vermont State Police said they suspect a connection between the dead body of a man was found off Route 53/Lake Dunmore Road in Salisbury on Tuesday, and the police shooting of Christopher G. Louras in Rutland that mourning. But as of press time for this edition of the Independent, police hadn’t released the name of the dead man in Salisbury or the link between the cases. State police are investigating the Salisbury death as a possible homicide, along with potential links to the subsequent shooting at the Rutland Police Department and the events that transpired afterward in a...
10/08/2019
SALISBURY — The dead body of a man was found off Route 53/Lake Dunmore Road in Salisbury on Tuesday, and Vermont State Police said they are looking to see if it is related to an officer-involved shooting in Rutland Tuesday morning. State police are investigating the Salisbury death as a possible homicide, along with potential links to the subsequent shooting at the Rutland Police Department and the events that transpired afterward in a parking lot off Evelyn Street near the railroad tracks downtown. Investigators do not believe there is any danger to the public. Police did not immediately say...
09/26/2019
The industrial methane digester that is being built on farmland in West Salisbury by Massachusetts company Vanguard Renewables is described by their CEO as “the largest biodigester east of the Mississippi.” An industrial complex such as this belongs in the Middlebury industrial park adjacent to the Vermont Gas pipeline. According to Vanguard’s certificate of operation, 69 percent of the material needed to feed the digester will be in the form of food waste (176 tons per day) trucked over country roads to West Salisbury from Middlebury College and other as yet undesignated food sources....

JOHN HANSELMAN, CEO of Vanguard Renewables, refers to a map showing the layout of a future anaerobic digester at Salisbury’s Goodrich Farm. It will convert manure and food scraps into renewable natural gas for Middlebury College and other clients. Those involved in the project held a groundbreaking ceremony at the farm in August. Independent file photo/Steve James
09/16/2019
I’ve read the article regarding the installation of the digesters that will soon begin construction on the Goodrich Farm in Salisbury. I also understand how this may be a solution to some problems, such as green algae in our lakes, etc. Recently a friend told me that when he and his buddy caught two fish in Otter Creek (Salisbury/Cornwall), both fish had blue mouths or lips, as he stated. Although I am not an expert on the subject, I thought they were lacking oxygen and wondered whether the spreading of liquid manure was responsible for this too. I speculated whether they were abiding by the...

ROOKIE BRENT WARREN of Salisbury was a first-time Pepsi Sportsman Modified feature winner on Sugar & Spice “Double Stack Night” at Devil’s Bowl Speedway. Photo by Jeremy McGaffin/Showstopper
08/29/2019
WEST HAVEN — Four local drivers were among the 11 winners on Sunday in a busy night of Devil’s Bowl’s dirt-track racing. Double features were held for all five weekly divisions along with a 50-lap Enduro Series race. Local drivers picking up victories were Salisbury’s Brent Warren, Brandon’s Matt Bilodeau and Kevin Smith, and Middlebury’s Jake Barrows. Warren scored his career-first Sportsman Modified victory in a 20-lap feature. The Salisbury racer, who graduated from the Limited Sportsman class after taking that division’s 2018 championship, surprised veteran driver Wayne Stearns on the...
08/26/2019
SALISBURY — Salisbury officials are reminding residents their municipal landfill will stop accepting trash on Saturday, Aug. 31, after which R&L Haulers will begin running a mini transfer station at the site off Upper Plains Road. As recently reported by the Independent, the Salisbury “dump” is ending its more than 30-year run and its status as the state’s last operating unlined landfill. While it will no longer accept garbage, it will continue to offer other amenities — such as a drop-off site for scrap metal, electronics and yard waste. It will also maintain a shed at which folks can...

MANY PEOPLE HELPED advance a plan to build an anaerobic digester facility at the Goodrich Farm in Salisbury that will extract renewable natural gas from manure and food scraps. Pictured at a groundbreaking ceremony at the farm on Tuesday are, from left, Vermont Gas CEO Don Rendall, Vanguard Renewables CEO John Hanselman, Goodrich Farm managers Danielle Goodrich and Chase Goodrich, and Middlebury College Executive Vice President David Provost. Independent photo/Steve James
08/22/2019
SALISBURY — Founders of Salisbury’s Goodrich Family Farm could never have imagined years ago that the financial salvation of their enterprise would be found in the manure of their dairy cows and in food waste. But those unlikely ingredients — with a large measure of technology — will write a new chapter for the farm and potentially others like it throughout the Northeast. Goodrich family members on Tuesday joined Vermont Agriculture Secretary Anson Tebbetts and leaders of Middlebury College, Vermont Gas and Wellesley, Mass.-based Vanguard Renewables in a ceremonial groundbreaking for a...
08/22/2019
CORNWALL — Vermont State Police are investigating a fatal, one-vehicle crash in which a Middlebury man is believed to have deliberately driven into the Otter Creek near the temporary bridge that connects Swamp Road in Salisbury and Creek Road in Cornwall during the early afternoon of Tuesday. At 12:54 p.m. on Aug. 20, troopers were called to the site where a historic covered bridge stood until it burned down three years ago. They found the victim — 67-year-old Joseph H. LaRocque — inside his submerged vehicle. Emergency responders tried in vain to revive LaRocque, who was later pronounced...
08/22/2019
SALISBURY — A Salisbury man on Wednesday was scheduled to answer to a charge of “excessive speed” in Addison Superior Court after Vermont State Police alleged they clocked him traveling 92 miles per hour in a 40-mph zone on Shard Villa Road on Tuesday. It was at around 8:50 p.m. on Tuesday that some Shard Villa Road residents called VSP about “motorists speeding” in their neighborhood, according to authorities. Police stopped 24-year-old Brandon Ciaramitaro in connection with the complaint. In addition to the excessive speed charge, Ciaramitaro was issued two tickets totaling $870 and he was...

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