Public hearing tonight, July 1, 7 PM, Town Hall Conference Room, regarding major revisions to the Pawlet Zoning ordinance. The ordinance is being presented by the Pawlet Planning Commission for comments.

Revisions include:

  • Regulations for subdividing existing parcels of land.
  • Incorporation of Flood Hazard zone regulations.
  • Limits on development in river corridors.
  • Changes to permitted and conditional uses in various zoning districts.
  • New standards for major developments.

A full copy of the proposed bylaw can be found at the Town Hall and here: Pawlet Unified Bylaws June 2013. For additional information, see the Town of Pawlet web site

Pawlet Energy Group Meets Wednesday, July 3, 12 PM, Pawlet Town Hall Conference Room

Pawlet Town Offices will be closed on Thursday, July 4, 2013 in observance of  Independence Day. Regular office hours will resume on July 8, 2013

Pawlet Volunteer Fire Department Auction, July 25, 2013: Our annual auction is a night of great food, great fun, and great deals on the items donated by your neighbors. Donations will be accepted beginning on Wednesday, July 3, so start looking through those garages, barns, and basements! We will pick up any item you wish to donate. Arrange a pickup by calling the firehouse at 802-325-3222. You can also bring items by on Tuesday evenings throughout July. Donations of home-baked cookies, pies, etc will be accepted the day of the auction, as always. Please call the firehouse to make arrangements. We cannot accept clothing or bedding for sanitary reasons, and this year we will no longer be accepting non-LCD televisions and other electronic items that we must pay to dispose of should they go unsold.

Haystack Hustler Seniors Summer Schedule: Please keep this information handy and be sure to participate. We always have a great time, so come and share in the fun! July 14, we will carpool to Salem Theater to see the 2 PM show, “I DO! I DO!” July 17  we will travel by bus, with Northshire Seniors to the Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory in Greenfield, MA, and the Bridge of Flowers in Shelburn Falls, MA. August 13, we will enjoy a picnic at Lake St Catherine State Park at noon.  Bring a dish to share, beverage, and lawn chair.  Picnic supplies, meat to grill, rolls and condiments will be provided. If you do not have a State Park Pass for Seniors, you can get one from your Town Clerk. For more information, please contact Phyllis at 325-3196.

Community celebration set for August 24, 2013 to mark the conservation of the Haystack summit. Please save the date! Further details will be posted as soon as they are available at

Special summer incentives are available for making energy improvements to your home: Contact NeighborWorks of Western Vermont Includes incentives up to $2,000 plus an additional $500 for work completed this summer, and help managing the work.

West Pawlet Farmers Market, Fridays, 4-7 Fish & Game Club Building: Menus and goods look very tempting! Come join the fun! Find “West Pawlet Fish and Game Club Building” on Facebook.

Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice Cholesterol Screening: The Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice holds a total lipid profile along with a comprehensive cholesterol and glucose screening the first Wednesday of every month from 8:30 to 11 AM, at the RAVNAH office at 7 Albert Cree Drive in Rutland. Call 775-0568 in advance for an appointment. The total lipid profile is a group of tests to determine risk of coronary heart disease. The complete lipid profile requires an 8 to 12-hour fast prior to the test to ensure accurate results. The cost for the complete lipid profile and glucose screening is $30.

Stray cat from West Pawlet found: White adult female found in West Pawlet on 6/29/13. Contact Rutland County Humane Society, 802-483-9171,