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News Briefs: Lakes Region

By Lani Duke


POULTNEY—Organizers, players, and sponsors of the 7th annual Perry Moyer Memorial Golf Tournament recently raised $1,175 to benefit the Poultney Cemetery Association. Money raised will help with costs repairing damage caused by the storm that struck the town July 3, 2014.

No, not that Alice

CASTLETON—Castleton police department officer Scott Stevens and Rutland Town deputy police chief John Sly provided ALICE training to students on the Castleton University campus on August 13. ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) is a proactive police response to the recent rash of shootings in public places. The training teaches people how to form and enact an action plan if they encounter an active shooter.

Towns study school consolidation law

All the school boards in the Addison-Rutland Supervisory Union voted on August 12 to begin an official study on becoming a single district by 2017. Acting in compliance with Vermont’s new education reform law Act 46, all six town boards voted to create a 14-member study of the impact and viability of board consolidation. ARSU is the first supervisory union in the state to take this step, already in position with supervisory union centralization of food service, transportation, curriculum, payroll, and professional development. Committee members represent each town, as required by the law. ARSU study committee members are Amy Munger and Eric Shaw, Benson; Alyson Eastman and Glen Cousineau, Orwell; Tom Spangenberg, Hubbardton; Rick Wilson, West Haven; Tim Smith, Julie Finnegan, Toni Lobdell and Jeff Breslen, Castleton-Hubbardton; and Michael Bache, David Carrabino, Lauritz Rasmussen and Roy Eckler, Fair Haven.

The committee is scheduled to meet for the first time at Castleton Elementary the evening of August 31.

Beach house renovations

BOMOSEEN—The old beach house at Bomoseen State Park came down this summer. Don’t be sad. It is going back up, rebuilt using as much as possible of the original materials, thanks to the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation.

The renovation includes replacing the foundation and returning the changing rooms to their original location as per the 1961 plans, designed in “the old Route 66 construction style.” All in all, the beach house project is on schedule to be finished this fall. Deemed to have historical significance by the Vermont Department of Historic Preservation, the structure is receiving an upgrade of nearly $800,000, while retaining much of the roofing system, rafters, sheathing, and wall structure.

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