Wed, Jan 25, 2012 12:07 PM
POULTNEY- Tori Greenough's art is on display in the Poultney High
library until middle February.
Congrats to Nicole Bogucki for being awarded the 2012-2013 Comcast
Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship. The one-time $1,000 grant
recognizes high school seniors living in Comcast communities for
their commitment to community service, academic achievement, and
Congratulations to Rachel Horn. The Daughters of the American
Revolution selected her as its Good Citizen of the year.
A number of Poultney eighth graders may take part in the 2012
Lincoln Essay Competition sponsored by Hildene. Entries are due by
Poultney students may also take part in the Sarah Mook Memorial
Poetry Contest. Categories are grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12. All
entries must be postmarked by March 31.
Poultney High plans a semi-formal winter ball in its gymnasium,
Saturday, Feb. 4, from 7-10 p.m. All seventh through twelfth
graders are invited.
Poultney High students Abigail Teetor, Justin Mackey, Kim Rupe,
Shawn Kerber, and Julia Simons, and their advisor and English
teacher Don Keagy, recently attended the annual Model Congress at
American International College in Springfield, MA. They joined more
than 250 other high school students fromt New England and New York
at the three-day event.
They debated and voted on legislation for replacing the Imperial
System of weights and measures and with the Metric System, reducing
abuse of the welfare system, immigration laws, foreign policy,
internet censorship, legalizing marijuana, alternative forms of
energy, and other prominent issues.
Thanks for so many years of service to Trish Capron, district
librarian, who retired this month. She worked for the Rutland
Southwest Supervisory Union from 1980 to 2012.
BENSON POLICE COVERAGE
BENSON- folks have begun receiving up to three hours a week of
police coverage through a contract with the Fair Haven Police
Department. The current agreement is in force through the end of
HUBBARDTON SHORTED BY PROPOSED
HUBBARDTON-folks are largely unhappy with the proposed statewide
redistricting. Putting Hubbardton in with Pittsford is a poor idea,
they say. It has been in a district with Castleton, Fair Haven and
West Haven, communities with which it shares schools, lakes, parks,
roads, libraries, transfer station, and the chamber of
Getting from Hubbardton to Pittsford requires going through at
least three towns or taking a single rough back road that is
frequently closed in winter if weather is bad.
If the change takes place, Pittsford's concerns would outweigh
Hubbardton's in the eyes of its representative because Pittsford
has roughly five times Hubbardton's population.
FAIR HAVEN-Fair Haven Union High School Project Graduation for the
Class of 2012 plans a basket raffle for Jan. 29 at the high school.
Raffle prizes include home heating fuel donated by Johnson Energy,
a cash calendar drawn each day of February and the annual Shed
Castleton Community Center is participating in the 2012 American
Cancer Society Daffodil Days fundraising program. Buy your bouquet,
potted daffodil bulbs, or send a Bear and A Bunch. Order by Friday,
March 2; flowers are delivered the week of March 19.
FAIR HAVEN VOTES ON WASTEWATER TREATMENT
FAIR HAVEN-Costs to continually repair Fair Haven's wastewater
treatment facility on River Street have reached a critical point.
Town officials plan to ask residents to approve replacement for a
plant that has been in operation for more than 40 years. Project
cost would run about $238,000, potentially financed through the
federal Agriculture Department's Rural Development arm and
Project engineers Aldrich & Elliot Engineering of Essex
Junction plan to build a new submersible duplex pump station next
to the current River Street one and above the 100-year-flood level.
Its life expectancy would be about 30 years.
If voters approve the
project, construction may begin as early as September while the
current system continues to operate.
RENOVATION GRANT ELIGIBILITY WEIGHTS
CASTLETON-A group opposing building a new town building in favor of
renovating the existing town hall in Castleton's village center
recently revealed grants for which reworking the old building would
qualify. They include $240,000 from the Donchian Foundation; and
$75,000 for Americans with Disabilities Act elevator
Utilizing these grants would save taxpayers $621,000, they say, and
urge Castleton's select board to reweigh the Renovate Existing vs.
Build New options for the town offices.
TOWN HALL SAFTY
CASTLETON-More than expense, safety is the top concern for
numerous Castleton folks contemplating which course will give the
best results in their struggle for a more efficient, safer town
hall. In 2000, a licensed structural engineer assessed the
foundation's safety, reporting his findings to the select board in
a letter. That letter, however, seems to have disappeared.
Thursday, Jan. 26 - Castleton State College celebrates the
beginning of spring with a convocation at 4 p.m. in the Casella
Theater. Dr. Mike Kiernan leads the event, which commemorates the
work and life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The program calls for
readings by contemporary pacifists who were influenced by
philosophies similar to Dr. King's.
Friday, Jan. 27 - Haynes House of Hope in Granville, a comfort care
home for the terminally ill, prepares chicken parmesan for
Castleton Community Center's first pot luck of the year. Hope
you've called 468-3093 to reserve your seat.
Saturday, Jan. 28 - Zumba Master Class fundraiser helps out Ashley
Mulholland, an instructional assistant at the school. She was
injured in an auto accident early in the month and has since had
Monday, Jan. 30, and Tuesday, Jan. 31 - Writer/activist Rick
Bass discusses his book Heart of the Monster: Why the Pacific
Northwest and Northern Rockies Must Not Become an ExxonMobil
Conduit to the Alberta Tar Sands at 6 p.m. in the Gorge, Green
Mountain College, on Monday at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, he reads from
his nature works in the Griswold library.