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News Briefs from the Lakes Region

Re-open for business
POULTNEY - Nancy's Place is now open at 150 Main St., Poultney.  Proprietor Nancy Duncan was forced to move her business when her previous restaurant location, The Station, was sold to LiHigh School. Had it not been for such strong community support, Duncan would not have re-opened her business. Green Mountain students helped her move, one patron paid for an air conditioner, and another gave her a laptop. It is open Thursday through Tuesday for breakfast and lunch.

Castleton town plans and projects under review
CASTLETON - Castleton is submitting a grant for a mile of sidewalk to stretch from Castleton Corners west to the public launch area. The pedestrian path allows for safe foot travel between the two sites.

Castleton's select board hosts a public hearing on amendments to the town plan that discuss ridgeline development and prohibiting commercial/industrial wind power electrical generation. The meeting is Monday, August 12, at 7 p.m.

The town is currently asking the Development Review Board to waive setbacks on the town office building to allow erecting a front porch roof on the Main Street side of the building, a roof over the police entrance, and expansion to the vault in the rear.
Work on the building may be slightly more expensive than the amount the town has planned for it.

Some parts of the preparation, such as removing an underground fuel tank, are being paid out of reserve funds.

CSC prepares for upcoming school year
CASTLETON - Four Upward Bound Alumni students recently received Stephen Phillips scholarships for the 2013-2014 academic year. They are Shania Brown, Alyssa Hartwell, and Amanda Hill, all of whom will attend Castleton State College this fall, and Jesse Sumner, headed for Wells College. Recipients are chosen for their high level of commitment to academics and community service, and strong potential to succeed in college.

Jack Weld, a 2004 graduate, has been hired as the school's Director of College Relations & Sports Information.

The college's new tennis courts are now open for daytime use, open to the community until dark. Once the electrical service work is complete, the courts will be lit until 11 p.m. every night.

Lani's weekly calendar picks
Thursday, Aug. 8 - Big Band music fills the Fair Haven Town Park when the Moonlighters play in the gazebo. 7 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 10 - Poultney Public Library book discussion group tackles The Patron Saint of Butterflies by Cecilia Galante. 9 a.m.
Sunday, Aug.  11 - Did you really think burdock was only another nuisance weed? See what happens to burdock in the hands of creative artists and cooks at Benson Family Day & Burdock Festival, with a parade, town yard sales, and great food.
Tuesday, Aug. 13 - Satin and Steel, performs at the new Castleton State College Pavilion, 62 Alumni Drive, 7 p.m.

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