POULTNEY- Local artist/photographer Alan Nyri from Poultney has an
exhibit of his work entitled The Vermont Barn on display in the
Southern Vermont Arts Center in Manchester. The display is an
attempt to preserve the visual heritage of the barn. The opening
reception, Saturday, Sept. 8, from 4 to 6 p.m., is free and open to
RADIATION HAZARD DRIVES FAMILY FROM TOWN
WELLS-A state Public Service Board ruling has resulted in Olga
Julinska and Felix Kniazev's decision to move from their home at
the top of Northeast Mountain in Wells. Vermont Electric Power Co.
(VELCO) received approval to replace the radio tower next to their
home with a larger tower, transmitting a wider range of signals
that the couple feels will endanger them and their family.
The 53-page decision gave them $25,750 for site changes, including
granting a wider easement for utility lines for the project which
VELCO states improves the company's in-house statewide radio
network, and gave the company 24-hour access seven days a week to
the tower. Although VELCO says the house is habitable, the family
disagrees. Rutland civil court will determine the validity of the
NEW SIDEWALK MAKES SCHOOL WALK SAFER
POULTNEY -A 300-foot span of concrete completes the sidewalk along
Route 140/East Main Street to form a continuous path from the
intersection of Main and College Streets to East Poultney
On-The-Green. To be completed by mid-October, the six-foot-wide
sidewalk runs next to the high school baseball field and is a Safe
Roads to School project.
Complete with curbing, the sidewalk and its resultant
construction also will create storm drainage and a 100-foot
retaining wall to eliminate erosion, plus parking lot paving.
Project cost is estimated at $133,000.
FOOD SHELF ASKS FOR DONATIONS
CASTLETON-The Castleton Cares Food Shelf is asking for donations of
canned meals like stews and hearty soups plus canned meats to help
out residents who need Emergency Food Assistance. The food shelf is
open for donations Mondays and Fridays from 1 to 3 p.m.;
contributions may also be dropped in the box between the doors at
the back kitchen entrance of the Federated Church, 504 Main St.
TOWN MANAGER TUSSLE
FAIR HAVEN-After Fair Haven town manager Peter Hathaway voluntarily
resigned from his position in early August, he claimed he was
forced out by select board actions and micro-management. Interim
town manager William Humphries has told town employees not to talk
to the public about the matter during office hours, not because
he's stifling free speech but because he believes they shouldn't be
paid for talking about non-work topics.
Will a power struggle develop? This is hometown politics. There
are sure to be some interesting ramifications.
Sunday, Sept. 9 - Fair Haven's American Legion Post #49 hosts a
breakfast buffet from 8-11 a.m. Call 265-7983.
Monday, Sept. 10 - John Elder Robison speaks on Be Different in
Glenbrook Gymnasium, Castleton State College, at 7 p.m., sharing
the effects of living with Aspergers syndrome. He has seen success
as "a guitar pyrotechnic genius, a Milton Bradley game designer,
[and] a multi-million dollar car specialty entrepreneur."
Thursday, Sept. 13 - Castleton State College theater arts professor
Harry McEnerny discusses the impact of the arts in New Orleans post
Hurricane Katrina. 12:30 p.m. Location TBA.