Public Input Survey
Town Clock at the
Bradford’s new Town Clock has been installed in the Congregational Church steeple. The new clock allows the Town to set specific times for the bell to ring, while the old clock rang on the hour, twenty four hours a day. The Bradford Selectboard is seeking input from residents living in the immediate vicinity of the clock on what times the bell should stop and start ringing. Please complete the online survey found at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/HQ59QT8 by Wednesday September 9, 2015 to have your opinion considered by the Selectboard at their meeting on Thursday, September 10, 2015.
Please call the Administrative Assistant at 802-222-4727 extension: 304 or email email@example.com with any further questions. This survey is available online only.
Public Hearing Notice
Thursday, August 27, 2015 at 6:15p.m.
Bradford Academy Building
Green Mountain Diner’s
The Town of Bradford is considering a proposed sign application from a new restaurant. The restaurant would like to mount two signs with Coca-Cola logos placed on the signs. Section H of Bradford’s current sign ordinance states: “Business signs with brand name advertising are prohibited”. The Selectboard is considering repealing that portion of the sign ordinance. A public hearing will be held to obtain the views of citizens on this issue. A full copy of the application and the sign ordinance can be obtained at the Bradford Town Clerk’s Office or requested by email.
For those unable to attend the meeting, comments may be mailed to Bradford Selectboard, PO Box 339, Bradford VT 05033 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please call 802-222-4727 extension: 304 with any further questions.
Bradford Celebrates their 250th Fall Festivial
September 26, 2015
Call for CRAFT VENDERS
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Reserve Your Vendor Space today to save!!
12’ x 16’ Space – Fee $5.00
For more information call
Peter B. Richards, Fall Chairman 802-222-5801
www.Facebook/Bradford Celebrates 250
Check the Community Calendar for happenings.
The first settler was John Hosmer in 1765. Originally called Waits Town or Waits River Town after Joseph Wait, it was changed to Mooretown. In 1788, the name was changed by the Vermont General Assembly to Bradford.
Although the chief occupation of the town was farming, mills developed at falls on the Waits River. On October 10, 1848, the Connecticut & Passumpsic Rivers Railroad formally opened to Bradford. By 1859, when the town’s population was 1,723, industries included a foundry and machine shop, two gristmills, three sawmills, a paper mill and whetstone factory. Bradford also manufactured farm implements, wooden ware and tinware. Today, many commute to outside jobs, but there is still a pull for the entrepreneur, small business owner, agricultural, and artisans to continue to embrace the freedom and independence we are built on over 250 years. The internet opens up opportunities to pursue this lifestyle.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 29.9 square miles (77.4 km2), of which 29.8 square miles (77.2 km2) is land and 0.1 square mile (0.2 km2) (0.20%) is water. The Waits River flows through Bradford to its confluence with the Connecticut River, which forms the eastern boundary of the town. The town is crossed by Interstate 91, U.S. Route 5, Vermont Route 25, and Vermont Route 25B. It is bordered by the towns of Newbury to the north, West Fairlee and Fairlee to the south, and Corinth to the west. Piermont, New Hampshire lies across the Connecticut River to the east.