Welcome to the Town of Sunderland

The Town of Sunderland is located within Bennington County, in Vermont´s southwest corner.  In recent years residents and visitors have branded this beautiful region nestled between the Taconic and Green Mountains as The Shires of Vermont.  Located between Bennington, the South Shire, and Manchester, the North Shire, Sunderland is surrounded by mountains and enriched by the waters of the famous Batten Kill that runs through the valley.  Sunderland and the towns around it have historically been a popular four season destination for those seeking an authentic Vermont experience.  You’ll find canoeing, tubing, camping, mountain biking, hiking and skiing close by.  All within a 4 hour drive from New York City, Hartford, Boston, Northern New Jersey and Canada.

Latest News and Announcements:

Sunderland Hill Road Changes Due to Bridge Work
Two Vermont Railway bridges adjacent to Sunderland Hill Rd (between Hill Farm Rd and Casella’s) will be replaced starting in May.  One of the bridges, will require Sunderland Hill Road to be closed to one lane for approximately four months (May 2017 thru August 2017).  There will be a temporary traffic light controlling the one lane.

The Bennington County Solid Waste Alliance will sell compost bins at the Dorset Highway garage.  All information can be found here: BCSWA Compost Bin Sale Dorset Highway Garage

Dorset Electronics Recycling event will be held on April 29, 2017 from 9AM-12PM

A household hazardous waste collection event will be held at the Bennington transfer station on May 20th from 8AM-1PM. The full details can be viewed here:  Bennington HHW Spring 2017 Flyer

Sunderland Selectboard Vacancy
There is a vacant Sunderland Selectboard seat.  Anyone interested in being considered for this Selectboard seat should send a letter of interest to selectboard@sunderlandvt.org

Closed Sunderland Landfill Tested for PFOA
The closed Sunderland Landfill (at Casella’s) was tested for PFOA.  The results showed only a very low detection of PFOA at 2 parts per trillion, well below the 20 parts per trillion groundwater enforcement standard and drinking water standard.  If you want to see the full test results they can be viewed here:  PFOA Sample Results

Free WiFi is available at the Sunderland Town Hall.  There is also a computer available that allows access to the internet and it can be used during normal office hours.

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