October 28, 2016

Around Town

Haunted Forest looking for volunteers

Set up for this year’s Haunted Forest at the Catamount Outdoor Family Center is well underway, but organizers are still looking for more actors and volunteers. A set-up volunteer day is set for Oct. 12, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Pumpkin carving is set for Oct. 19 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Organizers are also looking for actors and guides.

For more information, visit www.thehauntedforest.com.

Tickets are on sale now and are available online or at The Alpine Shop in South Burlington or Buttered Noodles in Williston.

Richmond school seeks information

Richmond Elementary School is updating its census report and is looking for infants or children who have not yet entered the school system.

Richmond residents who believe the school does not have information about their child should contact Jeanne Adams or Deb Salant at 434-2461 or Jeanne.Adams@cesuvt.org and provide the child’s name, date of birth, parents’ names, address (mailing and physical) and phone number.

Environmental award accepting applications

Applications are now being accepted for the 2014 Governor’s Awards for Environmental Excellence. The awards recognize the actions taken by individuals and organizations to conserve and protect natural resources, prevent pollution and promote sustainability. The Vermont Governor’s Awards were established in 1993, and to-date more than 200 award-winning efforts have been recognized.

Applications are due Jan. 27 and award winners will be recognized in a ceremony in the spring. For more detail on the application process and previous award winners, visit www.eaovt.org.


  1. Mary Martin says:

    I would like to explain the charges of unlawful restraint because it sounds really awful. No we didn’t hold anyone hostage. We were simply standing in front of some VT Gas/Michel’s trucks. They were in no way restrained. When the men decided to leave, they simply backed up and took off. The police have been hired by VT Gas and they sure do have a way of turning a phrase.

    Mr. Recchia refers to this action as a “last-ditch” attempt to scuttle the pipeline. Wrong again! This was far from our last attempt to bring sanity and reason to our state officials who refuse to listen or help.

    Nate Palmer and Kari Cuneo and their families are not the only land owners who have fought this immoral taking of their land. So many folks have lost that fight for lack of time and money. It’s quite intimidating to go before the Public Service Board and their team of lawyers, to sit down at a table filled with VT Gas attorneys and not have anyone to watch your back and advise you.

    When people are up against the wall, they fight back any way they can. Peaceful protests not only express our frustration but they help bring attention to what is happening to our friends and neighbors..

    So Mr. Recchia, we are not done!

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