Road Closure Notice, Pawlet Highway Department: As of August 27, Herrick Brook Road is closed to through traffic until further notice. Traffic can travel from either end of Herrick Brook up until the Sugar Lane point.

Property taxes due: Tax bills were mailed early in August. The first installment is due on Monday, September 10, 2108. The second installment is due Monday, February 11, 2019. Payments must be made on or before the due dates to avoid 1.5% interest charges and, in the case of the second installment, an additional 8% penalty. My office will be open for tax collection each day starting the week prior to the due date, as well as anytime during regular hours in the weeks prior. If you are mailing your payment, please allow enough time. Dropping your payment in the outside mailbox at the Pawlet Post Office the day taxes are due no longer means we will get it that day. Postmarks are allowed, but if the taxes are not received within five days of the due date, a late fee will be assessed. Thank you, Judy Coolidge, Town Treasurer

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, September 11 and 25, 7 PM.
  • Pawlet Planning Commission, Monday, September 24, 7:30 PM

Pawlet Select Board Meeting Recordings available: PEG-TV, Rutland County public access station, is now filming Pawlet Select Board meetings; recordings will be available to view via the PEG-TV website, www.pegtv.com. Viewers who can access PEG-TV through their cable provider will also be able to watch on  Mondays @ 12 PM, Thursdays @ 7:30 AM and Saturdays @ 5:30 PM. If you attend a meeting that is being filmed, please note that there is no editing of the content that is presented during open meeting. It will air just as it was played out in real time. It is also important to note that the person running the camera cannot and will not interact with anyone during the meeting. Minutes will continue to be available on the Facebook page, email groups, as well as the town web-site, www.pawlet.vt.gov. Thank you, Deb Hawkins, Town Clerk

Roast pork dinner Saturday, October 6, 4:30 PM, Pawlet Church: The menu includes: roast pork baked with topping, stuffing, mashed potatoes with gravy, hot vegetables, cabbage salad, applesauce, fruited Jello, rolls with butter, and hot and cold beverages, and this month’s special dessert. The cost is $12 for adults, $6 for children up to 12 and free for ages 5 and under. Takeout orders can also be made on the day of the dinner by calling the church at 802-325-3022.

West Pawlet Volunteer Fire Department Pancake Breakfast, Sunday, October 14, 7:30 – 11 AM: The West Pawlet Volunteer Fire Department, located at 2806 Vermont Route 153 (Main Street), is a handicap-accessible site. All are welcome. Enjoy regular, chocolate chip, blueberry and cranberry pancakes, waffles – all served with local maple syrup – and West Pawlet’s world-famous home fries, scrambled eggs, sausage and bacon. Beverages are coffee, tea, milk and orange juice. Breakfast prices are $10 for 12 years and up, $5 for 5-11 years and free to children under the age of 5 years. All profits are dedicated for the department’s equipment and training needs. The fire department is a non-profit. Donations are appreciated and are gratefully received. New members are welcome. The department members extend a sincere thank you to the many patrons of our pancake breakfast events which are held the second Sunday monthly September through April. For more information contact Antonio Landon, 802-345-4312 or wp5801@yahoo.com .

Upcoming Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events for Pawlet Residents:

  • Saturday, September 15, 2018, 9:00 AM -1:00 PM, Dorset School, 130 School Drive, Dorset, VT;  New this year, shared with the Town of Dorset, this event is free for Pawlet residents. Proof of residency will be required. Small businesses must pre-register and prepay for the amount delivered by August 30, 2018. For more information or to pre-register a business contact Michael Batcher at mbatcher@bcrcvt.org or (802) 442-0713 x 2
  • Saturday, October 13, 2018, 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM, Rutland Town Transfer Station, in Northwood Park off Post Road Extension, Rutland:  This service is free to residents of the Solid Waste Alliance Communities, including Pawlet. Proof of residency may be required.

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.

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.