On August 23, 2017

Lakes region news briefs 8/23

By Lani Duke

Town managers changing

Fair Haven interim Town Manager Jonas Rosenthal said Aug. 17 that the town’s search committee has narrowed the field of applicants for the town manager position to three. He was in the process of sending a questionnaire to each of them so the search committee might get to know each a little better. Rosenthal said there has been no timetable set for his successor to be named. Herb Durfee had been Fair Haven’s town manager since January of 2013 before accepting a three-year position in Norwich this March. Rosenthal agreed to step in as interim town manager after retiring as town manager in Poultney for more than 31 years.

Nearly simultaneously, Mark Shea announced he wished to leave his position as Castleton town manager. The Select Board voted Aug. 9 to accept his resignation as soon as he and the town have agreed on separation terms.

Farm markets continuing past summer’s end

Although the summer may be over and children are returning to school, Lakes Region farmers’ markets are remaining open. Castleton Village Farmers’ Market remains open Thursdays through Oct. 5 from 3;30 to 6 p.m. across from the Castleton Town Library. The Lakes Region Farmers’ Market in Poultney lines up along the town’s Main Street from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursdays through Oct. 5. The Fair Haven Summer Market runs a little later in the year in the town park from 3 to 6 p.m. Fridays through Oct. 27. Do not wait until that final day to get Halloween pumpkins, though. Vendors may sell out.

Wells continues to enhance its shoreline

WELLS—The Delaney Park Committee will attend the Wells Select Board meeting Aug. 22, as bids for the park’s pavilion and excavation are opened. The Vermont Land Trust had helped the town to acquire the former Delaney Farm in 2010 as the last developable lakefront property in the town, assuring that there would be a public beach for the community to enjoy.

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