Wed, Dec 28, 2011 08:50 AM
ONE STREAM OR MORE?
Castleton made the switch to single-stream recycling not long ago.
So have a number of other Vermont towns. Casella has a new
Zero-Sort plant up and going. Fair Haven town manager Peter
Hathaway has proposed his community take advantage of what seems to
be a growing trend, presenting the select board with a draft
It makes recycling easier for many, without the dilemma of which
discard to put where. Consumers are more likely to recycle,
The idea came to the board via selectman Tim Langlois, who happens
to work at Casella Waste Systems, speaking as a private citizen.
Others in town want to be sure that a switch - if made - is not
made too quickly or without sufficient consideration. The select
board is currently gathering information to enable making an
Now, the town brings in a small income from recycling, which would
disappear if single-stream becomes the rule. Disposal fees must
therefore increase and modifications are necessary at the town
POULTNEY SCHOOL NEWS
Thanks to Poultney High students Cory Mears, Tyler Pitts, and
Shannon Rupe and para-educators Sandy Miller and Matthew Pratt for
helping out at the Poultney Food Shelf.
Congratulations to varsity basketball player Ali Jones on her
recent shot that took her to that rare category, the 1000-point
Fourteen members of Mr. Holliman's public speaking class recently
had the chance to try their talents on students at Poultney
Elementary. They were sharing stories from around the world with
students in kindergarten through third grade.
If you missed the production of 30 Reasons Not To Be In A Play,
PEGTV 20 airs it six times in late December and early January; it's
also online at the station's web site.
CASTLETON STATE COLLEGE
Congratulations to Judith Carruthers, Castleton's director of
career development, who illustrated the recently published
children's book Tucker Tales, Puppy Art. Carruthers is well known
on campus for illustrating her newsletters that help students find
The Vermont Geographic Alliance moved its back to Castleton from
St. Michael's College. A formal collaboration among Vermont pre
K-12 teachers, college educators, the National Geographic Society,
and others interested in promoting geographical literacy in
Vermont, the VGA welcomes new coordinator Scott Roper, who leads
the organization through the strategic planning phase and on into
Do you know that two Vermont State Senators are teaching courses
for the History Geography Economics and Politics Department.
Rutland Senator John Bloomer Jr. teaches courses in Economics and
Political Science, while Windsor County Senator Richard "Dick"
McCormack teaches Political Science.
Prof. Adam Chill received an Advanced Study Grant to travel to
Ireland in May/June of 2011 to gather materials for an Irish
history course he taught this fall and to prepare to take a group
to Ireland the next time he teaches the course. He plans a student
trip for spring 2014.
Saturday, Jan. 7 - Peggie Marrs Bauman is guest speaker on the
topic Finding Ourselves Again: How We Can Change the Direction of
Our Nation, by Honoring Each Citizen and Acknowledging Our
Collective American Dream for Castleton quarterly breakfast at
Trak-In Restaurant. Please reserve space by Wednesday, Jan. 4. Call
Al Gustafson, 273-3954, or Gary Turgeon, 265-2237.