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Lakes Region News 10.13

The Castleton town selectboard recently decided to give a raise to the town's constables; each is to receive an additional $1/hour, up to $17/hour. In addition to their hourly pay, the constables receive $7.50/hour when their vehicles are in use or idle for more than an hour while they work with other agencies and departments. Timekeeping shifts to daily radio warrants that contain sign-on time, answered calls, and sign-off time instead of daily logs.

Castleton State College's recent homecoming/family weekend marked the induction of outstanding Spartan athletes Anthony "Tony" Higgins ('98) and Frank Bellavia ('73) into the Castleton Athletic Hall of Fame. Higgins holds numerous basketball records; he is one of only six men to achieve 1000 career points and 600 rebounds. Bellavia turned Spartan lacrosse into a regional contender, leading the 1973 team to its first-ever ECAC New England Championship.

EVENTS:

Thursday, October 13 at 6 p.m. -- Energy entrepreneur Steven Strong discusses the potential for a post-petroleum world at the Gorge in Withey Hall, Green Mountain College, Poultney. Strong's projects include the world's first fully solar private residence and the first solar-powered Olympic facilities, built for the 1996 Atlanta games.

Thursday, October 13 at 7:00 p.m. -- Learn about Castleton history from local historian Joe Doran at in the Castleton Free Library. He plans to discuss his research methods, turning the pages of old newspapers, surfing the Web, and digging into abandoned ruins. Doran's talk is the first of three programs celebrating Castleton's 250th charter anniversary. A week later, the speaker is Mike Austin, who is likely to cover the role of marble quarrying and finishing in developing western Rutland County. Number three in the series is Carl Fuller, specialist in the history of Hubbardton Battlefield.

Thursday, October 13 at 6 p.m. -- Join a public meeting on Beaverwood Energy's draft permit with the state Air Pollution Division at the Fair Haven Grade School.
Friday & Saturday, October 14-15 -- Get your holiday fright in Benson, as you contribute to the Benson Fire Department's fundraiser Haunted Hayride. Call 537-3111 to reserve your seat on the haywagon.
Thursday, October 20 at 7:30 p.m. -- Meet a historical acress performing as the abolitionist and women's rights activist Susan B. Anthony in Pawlet Community Church, Rt. 133; call 645-9529 to learn more.

Monday, October 17 at 12 p.m. -- Pawlet's Haystack Hustlers plan a soup and sandwich noon-time lunch with Northshire Seniors, at Manchester Rod & Gun Club.

Monday-Friday, October 17-21 -- Learn computer basics including word processing in Microsoft Word in just 10 total hours, broken down to two-hour "packets," at the Castleton Community Center. Classes are 10 a.m.- 12 p.m. Register by calling the CCC, 468-3093.

Tagged: lakes region, Castleton, Anthony Higgins, Frank Bellavia