Tag Archives: Lakes Region

News Briefs
May 31, 2017

Lakes Region News Briefs

Wells working on land use for two parcels

With the help of the Vermont Land Trust, the town of Wells acquired two portions of the farm once belonging to Joan and Charlotte Delaney, one of the last large, undeveloped properties that lies alongside Lake St….

News Briefs
May 24, 2017

Lakes Region News Briefs

Honors, awards, and congratulations

PAWLET—The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards recently named 14-year-old Riley Callen of Pawlet as one of America’s top 10 youth volunteers of 2017. In the eighth grade, she founded an annual hike that has raised more than $250,000 in search of…

News Briefs
May 3, 2017

Lakes Region News Briefs

Hissss for rattlesnake studies

FAIR HAVEN—The Timber Rattlesnake Conservation Council has asked the Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife for a moratorium on “invasive” studies of rattlesnakes. VF&W’s official figures show a population of only a few hundred living in western Rutland County, thought to…

News Briefs
April 12, 2017

Lakes Region News Briefs

New signage for Pawlet Town Hall proposed

PAWLET—The Pawlet Historical Society intends to erect a roadside historical sign near the Pawlet Town Hall, bearing the following language:

“Third Century of Service. The Pawlet Town Hall, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is an…

News Briefs
April 5, 2017

Lakes Region News Briefs

CU president search begins CASTLETON—As the process of choosing Castleton University president Dave Wolk’s successor begins, Vermont State Colleges Chancellor Jeb Spaulding and board of trustees members hosted a March 28 forum to get community feedback on the process. They discussed whether the search should…

News Briefs
March 29, 2017

Lakes Region News Briefs

School children are learning Castleton fifth-graders will attend StarBase in Rutland for five sessions. The curriculum is designed to excite young people to the possibilities that science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) offer. Seventh-graders in Castleton science class recently studied the physical and chemical properties…

News Briefs
March 22, 2017

Lakes Region News Briefs

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…

News Briefs
March 16, 2017

Lakes Region News Briefs

Wells Select Board chair ousted WELLS—Select Board Chair Timothy Makepeace lost reelection to the three-year board seat to Ronald Bremer, 212-88. Michelle Bates edged out Lisa Mattison for a five-year term as library trustee, 151-143. Wells voters approved all budgets and appropriations; there were no…

News Briefs
March 8, 2017

Lakes Region News Briefs

Castleton Community Center adds board members, plans March activities

CASTLETON—Joan Chader and Mary Beth Hadeka joined the Castleton Community Seniors board at that group’s February meeting. Chader and her husband moved to their Lake Bomoseen home in 2002. Hadeka and her husband have lived in…

News Briefs
March 1, 2017

Lakes Region News Briefs

Safety concerns cancel ice fishing derby

BENSON—Low water levels, rainy weather forecasts, and poor ice conditions led to Fair Haven Rotary Club’s cancelling its planned 45th annual Great Benson Ice Fishing Derby. This cancellation was only the second time the event has been cancelled. Organizers…