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Town gets $250k for sidewalks

PUTNEY — The Vermont town of Putney is getting $250,000 for sidewalk improvements after years of discussions.
The town is receiving the funds from the Agency of Transportation for the project, which seeks to extend a walkway up Route 5 toward Landmark College.
Earlier this year, Putney completed a four-year project to upgrade about a mile of sidewalk from Town Hall to the Putney Co-op.
The Brattleboro Reformer reports (http://bit.ly/ZBCl5d) a state-sponsored park and ride also has been approved for the town.
Town Manager Cynthia Stoddard said the projects, located on the south and north ends of the village, will make it safer and easier to cut down on automobile use. Work on both could start within the next two years.

Solar project lining up investors

PUTNEY — Leaders of a solar project in Vermont are hoping to attract investors.
The SunFarm Community Solar project has leased a vacant field in rural Putney to construct 624 fixed solar panels over an acre. That would produce as much as 150 kilowatts of power.
The Eagle Times reports (http://bit.ly/QDIlwA) project leaders are offering 1,500 shares for purchase to Green Mountain Power customers in order to receive credit on their utility bills over an extended period of time.
SunFarm founder Nick Ziter comes from a line of entrepreneurs in Windham County, with ties to the Putney Inn and A Vermont Table in Putney, and the old Ziter’s Market in West Brattleboro.
SunFarm hopes to start construction before the end of the year.