Some of the workers have left already. Entergy says 572 people were still working at the plant on June 1. About half of them will lose their jobs in January, after the plant shuts down. Others will stay on for another 18 months or so to help place the reactor in protective storage. After that, another major layoff is expected.
Voters agreed to contract instead with the Windham County Sheriff’s Department for round-the-clock service.
At the March meeting, town residents voted to remove $300,000 in funding for the police department and replace it with $40,000 to pay the sheriff for some patrols.
Vernon, Vermont is a town of just more than two thousand people.