Meet with Representative Robin Chesnut-Tangerman Saturday, February 9, at the Pawlet Library: Robin is holding regular “office hours” monthly, every second Saturday during the legislative session, at the Pawlet Library. Come visit, share your concerns, ask questions, or just chat with your State Representative. Future meetings are scheduled for Saturday mornings, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM, at the Pawlet Library on the following dates: March 9, April 13, and May 11.

Mettowee Makers Farmers Market, Saturday, February 9, 10 AM – 3 PM, Pawlet Town Hall and the Barn Shop: Mettowee Makers and friends will be sharing what their local farmers and artisans have made and grown. Local catered lunch available. Upcoming dates: March 9, April 13. Facebook Mettowee Makers or call 802-325-3478.

West Pawlet Volunteer Fire Department Pancake Breakfast, Sunday, February 10, 7:30 – 11 AM:  All are welcome; the fire department is a handicap-accessible site on Main Street in West Pawlet. 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 department members extend a sincere thank you to the many patrons of our pancake breakfast events which are held the second Sundays of each month, September through April.

Second installment of tax payments are due to the Town of Pawlet February 11, 2019: Payment must be made on or before the due date to avoid 1.5% interest charges and an additional 8% penalty. My office will be open for tax collection on February 11, 9 AM – 12 PM and 1 – 4 PM. 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

Mettawee School Monthly Board Meeting, February 11, 6:30 PM, Rupert Library: The main agenda item is to prepare for the February 27, 2019 Annual Meeting

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, February 12 and February 26, 7 PM.
– Pawlet Planning Commission, Monday, February 25, 7:30 PM

Town Clerk & Treasurer Offices Closed, Monday, February 18, 2019: The offices will be closed in observance of Presidents’ Day. Regular office hours will resume on Tuesday, February 19. Please note that the Assessor’s Office will be open on February 18. 

Town of Pawlet Annual Meeting
Information Meeting, March 4, 2019, 7:30 PM, Mettawee Community School 
Town Meeting Day, Vote on Tuesday, March 5, 2019, 9 AM-7 PM, Pawlet Town Hall

View the full warning for annual meeting here: Warning For Pawlet Annual Meeting 2019; see information for Vermont voters here: Notice to Voters 2019.  
Note: the school budget will not be presented at the March 4 information meeting; please attend the February 27, 2019 Annual Meeting of the Mettawee School Board to review the school budget. That meeting will be at 7 PM at the Mettawee Community School.

Pawlett Historical Society Monthly Meeting, February 14: Our monthly board meetings are held every second Thursday at 7:00 PM and are open to the public. From September through April we meet at the Pawlet Public Library on School Street in the Pawlet village center; from May through August we meet at the Chriss Monroe Chapel on Cemetery Hill Road in the Pawlet village center. Visit us online at or see our Facebook page.

2019 Play Group, Pawlet Public Library, Fridays, 10 – 11 AM: Free for parents and children, birth through K. Arrive as early as 9:30 AM to network with other families. Educator Joni Lee presents a fresh array of activities each week that focus on play, reading, and socialization. This is a great networking opportunity for parents of young children. Joni is a Waldorf-trained elementary and early childhood educator who specializes in nature and place-based education and hands on learning. She lives in West Pawlet with her husband and three little girls.

Emergency Fuel Assistance Fund in Pawlet needs donations: It’s winter, 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).

Healthy Meals at the Pawlet Food Pantry: Frozen prepared meals, healthy and free, are available at the food pantry for those in need every third Friday of each month, 9 AM-12 PM, at the Pawlet Community Church, junction of Routes 30 & 133 in Pawlet Village. Know someone in need who can’t make it to the pick up? 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 to learn about their flu and foot care clinics; cholesterol, diabetes and blood pressure screenings; and many other important services.