Towns face the future
Heading toward Town Meeting Day, several towns on the western side of Rutland County are looking at ways to plan for the future.
In Poultney, in case you missed the story, the town is asking voters to approve $65,000 to go with money committed by various groups to purchase a corner lot at the intersection of Main Street and Route 30.
The plan is to help beautify the entrance to Main Street and help attract visitors who might be passing through and not know what Poultney has to offer.
The town has a strong core of support for the plan, and the idea is that if the ballot question is successful, then public input would be sought to decide exactly what would be done with the property.
Its a win-win. The town gets rid of an abandoned property at its most visible intersection, and the town gets a prime opportunity to sell itself to those who might otherwise just pass on by.
Castleton might just find such an opportunity as well.
The recent vote against renovating the old town office building at 556 Main St. has ended the feuding and people are discussing the future for the historic building.
The support for doing something with the building is widespread as people seem interested in preserving this nearly 200-year-old piece of history.
Things to do
Looking for something to do? Try one of these events.
A basket party will be held at 42 Quaker St. in Granville, N.Y., from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday to benefit Jim and Deb Ross who lost their home to a fire recently. The basket party will be at the Granville fire station.
Soup will be on the menu at a fundraiser from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday in Fair Haven at the Post 49 American Legion hall. A freewill offering will be accepted to benefit Fair Haven Concerned, the Poultney Food Shelf and Castleton Cares.
If pancakes are more your thing, the West Pawlet Volunteer Fire Department is holding a Valentine Pancake Breakfast 7:30 to 11 a.m. Sunday at the firehouse. Tickets are $7 for 12 and older, $5 for 5-11, with kids younger than 5 free. In addition to pancakes, there will be other options including bacon.