Betts Bridge Road in West Pawlet is closed to through traffic until further notice pending installation of a box culvert near the Route 153 end of the road.

Turkey/Archery Shoot, Sunday, September 28, 12 PM, Ross’ Gravel Pit off Herrick Brook Road: The Pawlet Bushwackers Snowmobile Club will be holding the turkey shoot; ten winners will receive each a 12-lb turkey. Ammo will be provided by the club, 12 & 20 Ga. shotguns only. There will be a cash prize for the Archery Shoot (bring your target arrows), a 50/50 raffle and a “Poker Run” with a $50 cash prize plus many other prizes. Refreshments will be available. For more information, call Mike Bellemare, 325-2151.

Town of Pawlet Development Review Board Meeting, Monday, September 29, 6 PM, Pawlet Town Hall, 122 School Street: The purpose of the meeting is to review the Conditional Use Permit for Caroline Albert.

Forum on Upcoming Gun Legislation in Vermont, Wednesday, October 8, 6:30 PM, Pawlet Fire House: Senator Kevin Mullin, Moderator; Evan Hughes, VP & Registered Lobbyist, VT Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs; Chief William Humphries, Fair Haven Police, Rutland County High Bailiff; Lars Jacob,  Fine Gun Expert, Director, Covey & Nye Shooting School; Senator Peg Flory, Esq., Chair, Vermont Senate Committee on Institutions; Brian Kukon, Chief Master Firearms Instructor Certified in 50 States. Join the discussion. For more information, contact Dolores Luebke at 802-770-2006.

RAVNAH Seasonal Flu and Pneumonia Clinic in Pawlet on October 9: The Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice (RAVNAH) and Dorset Nursing will be hosting a series of 23 flu clinics from now through October 15. On Thursday, October 9, 1:30 – 3 PM, the flu clinic will be at the Pawlet Community Church in the Pawlet village Center. For those with Medicare Part B, Managed Medicare, or private insurance, you need only bring your card and we will bill your insurance. Mastercard, Visa, AmEx accepted. For more information call the RAVNAH Flu Hotline at 770-1574 or visit

West Pawlet Fire Department Pancake Breakfast, Sunday, October 12, 7:30 to 11 AM, West Pawlet fire house: The fire house is located on Route 153 (Main Street) in West Pawlet, and it’s a handicap-accessible site.  All are welcome. Pancake menu includes regular as well as chocolate chip, blueberry and cranberry. Sausage, bacon, scrambled eggs, and home fries are also served, along with coffee, milk and orange juice. Prices are $8 for 12 years and up, $5 for 5-12 years and free to children under the age of 5.  A 501(c) (3) non-profit, all proceeds are for the benefit of the department’s equipment and training needs. Contact:  Antonio Landon at 802-345-4312 or email: Our monthly benefit pancake breakfasts run from September through April each year. Hope to see you there!

Fall Festival and Flea Market, Saturday, October 18, West Pawlet, 9 AM – 3 PM: The event will be held rain or shine at the fire station on Vermont Route 153 (Main Street).  Vendor spaces are available to rent. Reserve your space soon!  Contact Edna Winot at 645-1074. Activities include a food sale, luncheon, raffle and 50/50 drawing, and bobbing for apples for the children. Take part in the pumpkin painting contest from 10 AM to 1 PM. Or make a pumpkin or apple pie for the pie baking contest at 11 AM. There is a $5.00 entry fee for the pie baking contest.  Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners. Pie entries must be delivered before 10:45 AM. Luncheon begins at 11:30 AM; menu includes hamburgers, hot dogs and beverages. This event is sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary of the West Pawlet Volunteer Fire Department. For more information, please contact either JoAnne Reid at 645-0244 or Beth Duquette at 645-0398.

Walk, talk and look at pedestrian safety in Pawlet, Thursday, October 23, 10 AM – 12:30 PM, beginning at the Town Hall: Members of the Rutland Regional Planning Commission, AARP, and the Rutland Area Physical Activity Coalition invite area residents to join them as they walk around Pawlet village as part of a health impacts study to assess paving, sidewalks, streetscapes etc. to ascertain suitability for walkers. The group will survey sidewalk conditions, speed zones, street signage, crosswalks, and more. The survey will help efforts to develop a healthy, safe, supportive infrastructure in Pawlet. For more information, contact Susan Schreibman, Rutland Regional Planning Commission, .

Pawlet Town Government Recurring Meetings: All meetings are open to the public and are held at the Pawlet Town Hall on School Street. Minutes for these meetings are available at, under “Pages.”

Select Board, Tuesday, September 30, 7 PM.
Listers, Wednesday, October 15, 9:30 AM.
Energy Group, Monday, October 27, 12 PM.
Planning Commission, Monday, October 27, 7:30 PM.

West Pawlet Farmers Market, Fridays, 4-7 PM, Fish & Game Club Building: Find “West Pawlet Fish and Game Club Building” on Facebook to learn about weekly specials.

Front Porch Forum is now available in Pawlet: Front Porch Forum is a web site that helps neighbors connect and build community by hosting regional networks of online neighborhood/town forums. The new Pawlet Wells Front Porch Forum is now fully functional, with more than 100 members. Share postings with your neighbors! Help spread the word at