Pawlet Community Church Christmas Eve Service, December 24, 7:30 PM: The church welcomes all to its traditional Christmas Eve candlelight service. Regular Sunday morning worship will not be held that morning. For more information, call Pastor Melissa O’Brien, 802-325-2345.

Pawlet Library Community Calendars: Enjoy 2018 with beautiful scenes of our town, photographs by Molly Beverage and Ryan Van Meter. Our calendar makes a wonderful holiday gift. Available for $20 at the Pawlet Library. All proceeds benefit the library by providing funds for books and programs.

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

  • Select Board, Tuesday, December 19, and January 2, 7 PM. If you have a specific topic to discuss with the board and wish to be added to the agenda, please notify Tim at by the Friday before the meeting you are planning to attend. The meeting agenda is posted at the Pawlet and West Pawlet Post Offices and on the town website
  • Pawlet Planning Commission, Monday, January 22, 7:30 PM (no meeting in December)

Pawlet Town Office’s Holiday Closings: The Town Offices will be closed December 25-January 1 for the holiday season; January 15 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day and February 19 for Presidents’ Day.

Preparing for Local Elections, March 6, 2018:

  • All reports for the Annual Town Report are due to the Town Clerk by January 16
  • Last day to submit Article Petitions is the close of business on January 18
  • January 29 is the deadline to submit Nominating Petitions and Consent of Candidate forms. Contact the Town Clerk for offices up for re-election or check the Town Report for more information.
  • Informational Meeting is March 5
  • Town Meeting is March 6

Note: as of this year (2017) Vermont now has same day voter registration.

Signing petitions: As petitions are circulated, note that you may only sign as many petitions for each office as there are openings for that particular office.  For instance, if there is one, one-year Select Board position open you may only sign one petition. First sign your name, then print your name clearly and legibly, followed by your legal address – no need to include and zip as you can only sign if you are a registered voter in the Municipality of Pawlet.  If the signature and printed name are illegible, that signature on the petition will not count toward the total for that candidate. While one illegible signature is usually not an issue, more could make that petition ineligible.

Running for office: If you are considering running for office, please learn what serving in that office would require, including time commitment and other responsibilities. It is a disservice to the town if you earn the votes of the people to hold an office and then are unable to meet the demands of that office. So please feel free to ask questions.

WPVFD Pancake Breakfast, Sunday, January 14, 7:30 – 11 AM, West Pawlet Firehouse: This fundraiser event is sponsored by the West Pawlet Volunteer Fire Department. The firehouse, located at 2806 Vermont Route 153 (Main Street) in West Pawlet, is a handicap accessible site; all are welcome. The menu many kinds of pancakes – regular, chocolate chip, blueberry – maple syrup and waffles, West Pawlet’s world-famous home fries, scrambled eggs, sausage and bacon. We also serve coffee, tea, milk and orange juice. Prices are $8 for seniors 65 years of age and up, $10 for 12 to 65 years of age, $5 for 5-12 years of age and free to children under 5. The department members extend a sincere thank you to the many patrons of our pancake breakfast events, which are held monthly September through April. For more information contact: Antonio Landon at (802) 345-4312 or email

Wanted! Samuel Morison Spinning Wheels: The Pawlett Historical Society is looking for spinning wheels made by Samuel Morison, a wheelwright who lived and worked in Danby and South Wallingford in the mid 1800’s. Features of his wheels include pointed feet, beading at the edges of the bench and scribing used as decoration. Please contact Nora Rubenstein with any questions or comments, 802-235-2093 or

Healthy Meals at the Pawlet Food Pantry: Frozen prepared meals, healthy and free, are available at the food pantry for those in need every other Friday at the Pawlet Community Church, junction of Rtes. 30 & 133 in Pawlet Village. Please note pantry is open only one hour the first Friday of each month and two hours other Fridays. Unable to make it to pantry or do you know of anyone in need? We can help! Call: 802-867-2409. Meals are provided by The Grateful Hearts non-profit food program.

Food Pantry Seeks donations: Monetary donations can be mailed to: The Pawlet Community Church, PO Box 116 Pawlet, 05761. Attention: Tim Bryant. The Pawlet Community Church is deeply grateful for your support.

Emergency Fuel Assistance Fund in Pawlet needs donations: Heating season is here, and our local fund meets emergency situations on the spot. Please send donations payable to “Pawlet Community Church Fuel Assistance Fund” to: Pawlet Fuel Assistance Fund, Attn: Tim Bryant, Treasurer, 337 Milaura Road, Pawlet, VT 05761. To get confidential help locally from the Pawlet Community Church Fuel Assistance Fund, call Pawlet Town Clerk Deb Hawkins, 325-3309 or Pawlet Community Church Pastor Melissa O’Brien, 325-2345 (cell) or 325-6314 (landline).

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 to learn about their flu and foot care clinics; cholesterol, diabetes and blood pressure screenings; and many other important services.

2018 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events: This service is free to residents of the Solid Waste Alliance Communities, including Pawlet. Proof of residency may be required.

  • Saturday, April 14, 2018, 8:30 AM–12:30 PM, Rutland Town Transfer Station, in Northwood Park off Post Road Extension, Rutland
  • Saturday, April 28, 2018, 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM, Fair Haven Transfer Station, Fair Haven Avenue (off West Street), Fair Haven
  • Saturday, October 13, 2018, 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM, Rutland Town Transfer Station, in Northwood Park off Post Road Extension, Rutland