Art Show and Sale at the Cornish Fair
Preparation for the 66th Cornish Fair this weekend is underway. The midway is set up, and on Tuesday night The Cornish Fair’s Art and Sale committee was getting ready for their Annual Art and Sale Show. Proceeds raised from the sale go to the Cornish Fair Scholarship Fund. Daisy Yatsevitch, member of the art show committee says they only accept art that is of high quality and from regional artists. Yatsevitch says they have various types of artwork this year.
One exhibiting artist is Brian East of Plainfield. He creates sculptures using willow branches.
The Art and Sale Show runs from Friday Aug. 21-Sunday Aug.23 and is located in the Town Hall building adjacent to the midway.
10th Anniversary of EZ Pass in NH
It is the 10 anniversary of E-Z Pass being used on the NH Turnpike System. The New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT) is notifying owners of the original transponders 10 years ago that those transponders (tags) are near the end of their service life.
Customers with transponders that are at least nine years old (tag numbers 02600000001 – 02600300850) are being encouraged to test and/or replace their transponders if their tag is not being read in the lane to ensure the most efficient and cost-effective toll transactions. Tag non-reads can be determined if the account statement shows the license plate number for the transaction instead of the transponder number.
Public Hearing in Lebanon on Medical Marijuana Dispensary
There is a Public Hearing on the proposed Medical Marijuana Dispensary at Temescal Wellness in Lebanon tonight (Wed). The hearing is at 7:00 pm in Lebanon City Hall, 51 North Park Street Lebanon NH.
Windsor Supervisory Union Ponders Choice
The Windsor Southeast Supervisory Union’s school districts in Hartland, Weathersfield, Windsor and West Windsor are under pressure from the state are seeking consolidate into a single, unified district. The public discussion has centered on whether the new district should allow high school students to choose which high school to attend.
Windsor is the only town that doesn’t allow school choice, and is the only one that has a high school.
Currently high school students living in the other towns have tuition covered when they choose a high school. School options for those students are Windsor High School Springfield High School, Woodstock Union High School, Hartford High School, Hanover High School, Stevens High School in Claremont, Lebanon High School and Sharon Academy.
If the supervisory union develops a plan for a unified district and voters in the four towns pass by the summer of 2016, it will receive hundreds of thousands of dollars in financial incentives under Vermont’s Act 46. If no plan is developed a unified district will be likely be forced by 2018 without financial incentives.