November 3 General Election: Don’t forget to vote! Please see the Town Clerk’s page for important voting information: Pawlet Town Clerk page

Pawlet Select Board Meeting, Tuesday, November 3, 7 PM: The meetings are currently being held online. The agenda, which includes information on how to participate in the online meeting, is available here: Agenda 11.3.2020. The Pawlet Select Board meets every other Tuesday at 7:00 PM. Meetings are held according to the rules of procedure established by the Vermont League of Cities and Towns.

Pawlet Public Library Monthly Board Meeting, Tuesday, November 3, 6 PM: The Board Meetings are being held online and are open to the public. Please call the Library (325-3123) for information about how to join the meeting. Our Board meets the first Tuesday of every month at 6:00 PM.

Pawlet Town Offices Closed Wednesday, November 11, 2020 in observance of Veterans Day

Pawlett Historical Society Annual Meeting, Thursday, November 12, 7 PM: All PHS members are encouraged to attend the annual meeting, to be held via Zoom. Information on joining the meeting virtually is available here: PHS Nov 12 Annual Meeting

Pawlet Planning Commission Meeting, Monday, November 23, 7:30 PM: The Planning Commission usually meets on the fourth Monday of each month at 7:30 PM; meetings are currently being held online. The agenda for the November 23 meeting, including information on how to participate via Zoom, will be posted when available.

Pawlet Volunteer Fire Department Cancels 2020 Game Supper: The Pawlet Volunteer Fire Department regrets to announce the cancellation of our 2020 Game Supper. The Game Supper is a beloved community tradition and an important fundraiser for our agency. However, it is also a family-style event that does not comply with current social distancing requirements, so we have decided to put the safety of our community first and take this year off. See you Game Supper fans in 2021! To support your fire department directly, please visit

West Pawlet Volunteer Fire Department Turkey Raffle: Unfortunately because of the pandemic we will not be running our annual turkey raffle event at the firehouse; this year we will only be selling raffle tickets. The drawing will be on Friday, November 19. The raffle tickets are for the following prizes: 1. 30-06 Remington model 7600 or $400 cash; 2. Binoculars; 3. $100 cash; 4. Three drawings for Turkey meals with fixin’s. These tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20; to purchase tickets you can contact any member of the WPVFD. Thank you for your support!

The Town of Pawlet Highway Department requests that citizens do not come to the town garage to contact them. Please call them by phone and leave a message: 802-325-3467.

A Helping Hand in Pawlet: Free meals are available for those struggling to make ends meet. Wednesday’s meal is prepared by Mach’s Market; meals on Friday and Sunday are prepared by The Barn Restaurant. To reserve a meal, call Nancy Bryant at 802-325-3172 from 10 AM to 12 PM the day before (Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday) for pickup from 5 to 5:30 PM the next day. Menus are posted each week on Front Porch Forum and on Facebook/McChesneyRealEstateInc. Those who can are asked to make a tax-deductible donation to support this valuable outreach to our neighbors. Send checks payable to Pawlet Community Church Food Pantry, c/o Timothy Bryant, 337 Milaura Lane, Pawlet, Vermont 05761.

Healthy Meals at the Pawlet Food Pantry: Frozen prepared meals, healthy and free, are available at the food pantry for those in need every fourth Friday of each month (third Friday in December), 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.

Pawlet Community Church Update: Pawlet Community Church welcomes all to join Reverend Tracy Weatherhogg and family each Sunday at 9:30 AM on Facebook (FB “Pawlet Community Church”). As we are not able to hold-in-person services, please consider supporting the Pawlet Community Church with your offering for the month of November by sending it to: Pawlet Community Church P.O. Box 116 Pawlet, VT 05761. Your support is greatly appreciated. Please stay safe and we pray that you all stay healthy. Blessings to all, Enoch Pratt, Chair of the Pawlet Community Church Trustees

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.

Pawlet Emergency Management Covid-19 Updates: For regular updates  please watch and like the Pawlet Emergency Management Facebook page. We are focusing on local and State information. For ongoing Executive Order Measures issued by Governor Phil Scott in response to COVID-19, see Executive Orders. See also the Covid-19 Rutland County Resource Guide, prepared by the Rutland County State’s Attorney’s Office. For national or global information we refer you to the CDC website or the Vermont Department of Health website. To sign up for daily updates on the coronavirus situation in Washington County, NY, click here. We hope you are all well and safe.

Information resource offered by Pawlet Library: Community Connector Sara Young has compiled a information resource that includes updates from the Vermont Department of Health and Town of Pawlet Emergency Management. It also lists local services in the Pawlet area, and State regulations and resources. For more information see Pawlet Area Covid 19 Information and Resources.

SVCOA Offers Shopping Service for Older Vermonters: Southwestern Vermont Council on Aging has started a new grocery and supply shopping service to support older Vermonters in Bennington and Rutland counties during the COVID-19 issue. The shopping service, which is supported by vetted SVCOA volunteers, is available to anyone age 60 or over, as well as eligible younger disabled individuals. If you or someone you know is interested in accessing the shopping service, or if you’re interested in volunteering, please call SVCOA at 802-786-5990 and ask to speak with Ellen Green. For more information about SVCOA, visit

Update from Community Health Centers of the Rutland Region: Don’t hesitate to call us at 888-989-8707 for appointments and for any questions you have regarding your health. Check our website for more details, hours and locations or on Facebook at

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