Town Election Reminders

Today is the last day to register to vote: Today, Wednesday, February 24 is the deadline to register to vote in the Presidential Primary and Annual Town Meeting. I will be in the office until 5:00 to accept voter registrations. You can also register to vote online at http://olvr.sec.state.vt.us. If you are already a registered voter you can establish your own “My Voter Page” at http://mvp.sec.state.vt.us. Informational meeting is Monday, February 29 at 7:30 at the Mettawee Community School; Voting Day is Tuesday, March 1 from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM. If you choose to vote in the Presidential Primary you WILL be asked if you would prefer to vote on a Democratic Ballot or a Republican Ballot. This is required and it is public information. You are NOT declaring a party as Vermont does not require that, you are simply choosing which ballot to vote on! Your Vote is Your Voice! Thank you, Deb Hawkins, Town Clerk

The UD #47 Annual Meeting will be held tonight, February 24, 2016 at 7:30 PM at the Mettawee Community School.  Bring your UD#47 Annual Reports to the meeting. Voting will be on Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at the Pawlet Town Hall from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM.

Get Ready for Town Meeting Day, March 1: To get ready for Town Meeting Day, review the Pawlet Town Report, attend the Information Meeting on February 29, 7:30 PM at the Mettawee Community School, and vote at the Town Hall on Tuesday, March 1, 9 AM to 7 PM. The 2016 Town Report is at the printers and will be mailed to members of the community soon. An electronic version of the Town Report is available at the Pawlet town website http://pawlet.vt.gov/town-offices/town-clerk/.

Upcoming Pawlet Town Government and School Meetings: All meetings are open to the public and are held at the Pawlet Town Hall on School Street.

  • UD #47 Annual Meeting – Wednesday, February 24, 2016, 7:30 PM, Mettawee Community School. The UD#47 Annual Reports have been delivered to Sheldon’s Market, the Pawlet Town Hall, the Pawlet Library, the West Rupert Post Office, Sherman’s Store, and the Mettawee Community School.  Feel free to go to any of these locations to pick up your report. Warnings for the Union School District #47 and Pawlet Town School District meetings can also be viewed at http://pawlet.vt.gov/schools/school-board/.
  • Pawlet Annual Town/School Informational Meeting – Monday, February 29, 2016, 7:30 PM, Mettawee Community School
  • Presidential Primary/Town Meeting Day Voting – Tuesday, March 1, 2016, 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM, Town Hall. When you come to the Pawlet Town Clerk’s office on March 1, 2016 to vote in the Presidential Primary, you will be asked which Ballot you would like to vote from, the Democratic or the Republican. Choosing a ballot does not mean you are declaring a party.  You will not be asked to declare a party only which ballot you would like.   You may only vote on one ballot. Ballots can be viewed at http://pawlet.vt.gov/town-offices/town-clerk/
  • Select Board Annual Organizational Meeting, Wednesday, March 2, 7 PM.

Vermont Photographer Peter Miller will make a presentation at the Pawlet Library, Saturday, February 27, 2 PM: Known for his iconic black and white photographs of native Vermonters and country scenes, he is the author of eight books including The First Time I Saw Paris, People of the Great Plains, Vermont People, Vermont Farm Women and Vermont Gathering Places. His books have won numerous national awards and he was named Vermonter of the Year and honored by the Vermont State Legislature for his documentation of Vermont’s culture. There is no charge, and Miller will autograph his books.

Pawlett Historical Society presents part 6 of “The Vermont Movie,” March 6, 5 PM, West Pawlet Fire House: PHS members, and the community-at-large, are invited to attend. Admission is free for all attending. Refreshments will be served. Since each of the six parts of “The Vermont Movie” is self-contained, having seen any, or all, of the first five parts is by no means a necessity for attending this concluding part of the movie. We hope to see you there! Contact: Steve Williams at 802- 645-9529 or by email at voorburg00@comcast.net.

West Pawlet Volunteer Fire Department Pancake Breakfast, Sunday, March 13, 7:30 – 11 AM, West Pawlet fire house: This monthly event is sponsored by and benefits the West Pawlet Volunteer Fire Department. The breakfast menu includes many kinds of pancakes — regular, chocolate chip, blueberry and cranberry and local maple syrup; as well as waffles, West Pawlet’s world-famous home fries, scrambled eggs, sausage and bacon. Beverages include: coffee, tea, milk and orange juice. Starting in January, breakfast prices are $9.00 for 12 years and up, $5.00 for 5-12 years and free to children under the age of 5 years. Breakfast profits are dedicated for the department’s equipment and training needs. New members for the department are welcome. For more information contact:  Antonio Landon at 802-345-4312 or wp5801@yahoo.com .

Nursing Nook for New Moms Monthly Meetings: Nursing Nook is a comfortable place to ask breastfeeding questions, get advice, and hang out with other nursing moms. Free and open to the public. Presented by WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselors. Monthly meetings at two locations in Pawlet: Pawlet Library, 2nd Friday each month, 2-3 PM and Mettawee Valley Family Health, 4th Monday each month, 9:30-10:30 AM. Questions? Email Brooke at Brooke.Hughes-Muse@vermont.gov.

Rutland Area Visiting Nurse offers monthly community health clinics: The Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice sponsors a wide range of clinics for area residents and businesses, including health education, screening, testing, and adult immunizations. For more information visit http://vermontvisitingnurses.org/events/categories/rutland-area/ to learn about their flu and foot care clinics; cholesterol, diabetes and blood pressure screenings; and many other important services.