Tag Archives: Pawlet

News Briefs
August 7, 2015

BROC receives United Way community impact grant

RUTLAND–BROC-Community Action in Southwestern Vermont announced July 30 that it received a $11,257 grant through the United Way of Rutland County’s Community Impact pilot program. The grants are dedicated to specific projects addressing mental health and dental health needs in our county. The priorities were…

News Briefs
July 10, 2015

News Briefs: Lakes Region

By Lani Duke

Solar field proposed for Castleton—but . . .

CASTLETON—Solar energy developer Green Lantern Group has proposed a four-acre solar array next to the temporary town offices’ parking lot. Comprising 125 racks bearing 2,250 solar panels, it would be part of a commercial-scale…

News Briefs
June 9, 2015

News Briefs: Lakes Region

By Lani Duke

Can lightning strike twice in the same place?

PAWLET—Lightning struck an ash tree near the Mach General Store building and then rode the steel girders supporting the store over the Flower Brook gorge, to the propane line leading into the building and…

News Briefs
June 4, 2015

News Briefs: Lakes Region

By Lani Duke

Is Castleton hinting at consolidation?

CASTLETON—On May 26 Castleton voters approved a proposal to buy the Castleton Village School from the school district and close the building but did so with a very squeaky margin, 213 to 207. Ballot results may be…

News Briefs
May 27, 2015

News Briefs: Lakes Region

By Lani Duke

Sweet potato farm receives grant

PAWLET—Laughing Child Farm of Pawlet is the recent recipient of a $20,000 Working Lands Enterprise Initiative grant. Owners Tim and Brooke Hughes-Muse plan to apply the grant to the building of a new $107,000 barn for the…

News Briefs
May 21, 2015

News briefs from the Lakes region

By Lani Duke

Voters approve police station

CASTLETON–Voters narrowly approved building a new police station, 362 to 345, on May 12. It will be an addition to the newly constructed and opened Castleton Volunteer Fire Station at a cost of $300,420, most of that coming…

News Briefs
April 22, 2015

News briefs: Lakes Region

By Lani Duke

GMC professor receives grant to study Lyme Disease

POULTNEY—Green Mountain College biology prof Bill Landesman recently received a grant to study the ecology and microbiology of Lyme Disease in Vermont. He is working under a $25,000 Pilot Renewal Grant…

News Briefs
March 12, 2015

The voters have spoken

By Lani Duke

Here is a roundup of changes by town:

BENSON—Benson’s public floor meeting presented the best possible illustration of the value of the Vermont election process. Speakers explored the issue of public versus individual responsibility as they debated whether the…