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Fair Haven Select Board holds special, short emergency meeting
FAIR HAVEN—Fair Haven’s Select Board had planned an evening meeting for Tuesday, March 14, but thought it would be wiser to hold an emergency meeting at noon to conduct a partial reorganization. Town Manager Herb Durfee posted notice of the meeting on the town webpage and Facebook page, notified regional media, and put up an official notice at the post office, Shaw’s, Merchants Bank, Peoples’ United Bank, and the town office’s bulletin boards.
The board members elected Robert Richards chair and Richard Frazier clerk before setting regular meetings as every other Tuesday from that date (March 14, 2017) at 7 p.m. in the town office conference room. They also discussed how to accommodate more communication with the town’s state legislative delegation, deciding to warn special meetings that would best align with the delegation’s legislative schedule. Other business included adopting the existing rules of procedure, and declaring the Lakes Region newspaper as the designated newspaper of record.
After reviewing finance reports payroll and bills to pay, the Select Board members scheduled a special meeting Tuesday, March 21, to complete items from the March 14 agenda.

Schools providing many experiences
Benson second- and third-graders are discussing the concept of “rights” during their English Language Arts curriculum. They have been thinking about slavery, not only that of African-Americans but also the Irish.
Science classes at this level are observing the types of rocks and their physical properties.
Kyle Wilson hopes to coach the Fair Haven girls’ basketball team to a second title in two years.
Fair Haven Union High School won the first-ever state bowling championship with a five-person coed team.

Notes on town community events
PAWLET—Pawlet Public Library plans its third annual Springtime Handmade & Homemade Festival on April 8. An energy fair on Earth Day, April 22, will promote energy efficiency and technology options at the Pawlet town hall.
Native trees and shrubs once again are available through the Poultney-Mettowee Natural Resource Conservation District at moderate cost. These native species attract backyard wildlife and pollinators, as well as stabilizing stream banks and growing well in rain gardens. A brochure and order form are on the district’s website.

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