Tag Archives: News Briefs: Lakes Region

News Briefs
August 3, 2016

News Briefs: Lakes Region

By Lani Duke

One-room schoolhouse gets third lease on life

PAWLET—The Pawlet Historical Society has found a new home in the renovated Chris Monroe Chapel in Mettowee Valley cemetery, on Cemetery Hill Road off Route 30 and next to the Pawlet post office. On exhibit…

News Briefs
July 28, 2016

News Briefs: Lakes Region

By Lani Duke

Clean Water rules to affect more farms

Farmers await new Vermont water quality rules with trepidation. No longer do restrictions apply only to dairy farms, but, if drafted rules receive approval, new Agency of Agriculture rules will apply to all, whether livestock…

News Briefs
July 21, 2016

News Briefs: Lakes Region

By Lani Duke

Bridge closure forces detour

WEST HAVEN—The Gardner bridge on Main Road across the Hubbardton River will close for maintenance Monday, Aug. 1, through Wednesday, Aug. 10. The closure will force travelers going toward West Haven on Route 22A to detour through Benson…

News Briefs
July 15, 2016

News Briefs: Lakes Region

By Lani Duke

Schools offer summer breakfast-lunch program

Fair Haven Grade School and Wells Village School both offer breakfast and lunch to children age 18 or younger through Aug. 5. Fair Haven offers breakfast, 8-9 a.m., and lunch, 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m., five days a week….

News Briefs
April 27, 2016

News Briefs: Lakes Region

By Lani Duke

Ancient road offers history lesson

MIDDLETOWN SPRINGS—Middletown Springs town attorney Gary Kupferer led a public hearing in the Middletown Springs town office March 26 to consider discontinuing sections of the historic Garron Road (Town Highway No. 21). Neither a road laid out…

News Briefs
April 6, 2016

News Briefs: Lakes Region

Departing president gives building to college

POULTNEY—Exiting Green Mountain College President Paul Fonteyn and his wife Marsha are donating the Stone Valley Community Market building, 216 Main St., Poultney, to the college. The couple had purchased the building to aid in the Market’s start-up. Fonteyn…

News Briefs
February 12, 2016

News Briefs: Lakes Region

By Lani Duke

The Vermont way in action

HUBBARDTON—Bob Gibbs’ home and personal possessions recently went up in flames, and his neighbors are now trying to help him recover from that loss. Few realize the good Bob Gibbs has performed for his Hubbardton area community….

News Briefs
February 8, 2016

News Briefs: Lakes Region

By Lani Duke

Hubbardton fire shows perils of remodeling

HUBBARDTON—Trapped between walls and dropped ceilings, a fire took down a Hubbardton home erected about 225 years ago. Missing from the townscape is the one-and-one-half story, post-and-beam Cape Cod-style house at 2750 Black Pond Rd. The…

News Briefs
February 8, 2016

News Briefs: Rutland Region

By Lani Duke

Rutland City

On the ballot

Rutland City voters will see an added pair of bonds on their March 1 ballot. The Aldermen had already approved a $2.5 million bond to replace White Pool and a $19 million budget. One of the added…

News Briefs
February 2, 2016

News Briefs: Lakes Region

By Lani Duke

New town manager sets goals for Castleton

CASTLETON—Town Manager Mark Shea has begun his new three-year contract with the town, planning to make securing a new town office his top priority. Hopes are the Select Board will have a town office item…