Wed, Oct 12, 2011 01:37 PM
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
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
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
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
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
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,