by Tom Kenyon
ABS SPECIAL: Emilee Jones reports: This year the third grade class at Albert Bridge School collected coins to help people whose lives were impacted by Irene.
The students went to every class for four weeks collecting coins. Thanks to school students the class collected a total of $330. The students gladly gave the money to the West Windsor Hurricane Relief Fund to help victims in our town. Thanks to all who donated. Thanks also to Teacher Mrs. Bodley for her leadership.
CHURCH BAZAAR: Should be a great sale again this year. The Brownsville Church’s Annual Christmas Bazaar will be held on Saturday, Dec. 3 at the town hall. Sales tables are still available by calling Becky Pyke at 484-0126.
The sale runs from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. with the luncheon is from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.
HUNTING SEASONS: Regular buck season (more than two points) with rifle continues through Sunday, Nov. 27. The deer season for muzzleloader and archery season commences on Dec. 3 and runs through Dec. 11.
BOWERS BRIDGE: This past Thursday the Bowers Covered bridge was loaded onto a large flatbed by the largest crane rarely seen around here. The bridge got a ride around to the south side where it will be worked on during the winter. The new abutments will go in next spring and the bridge moved one more time by that super large crane. A ribbon cutting dedication may happen next spring.
REWARD POSTED: There is a $5,000 reward concerning the killing of one pet goat and harming of another pet goat belonging to Game Warden Steve Majeski of West Windsor.
ABS NEWS: The students do not attend class on this Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, which are Thanksgiving Holidays.
SELECT BOARD NEWS: Work on the zoning bylaws continued on the past Tuesday.
M. L. B. LIBRARY: Librarian Tony Pikramenos also notes the library is usually open on Wednesdays, from 4 to 6 p.m. and on Fridays, from 2 to 6 p.m.
Window washing project has been completed and do they really look nice especially in the evening with the library’s lights on.
DISASTER RELIEF: The Town has established a relief Fund: The West Windsor Disaster Relief Fund. If you would like to help your donation may be sent to: Disaster Relief Fund P.O. Box 6 Brownsville, Vermont 05037.
HISTORICAL SOCIETY: Directors’ Meeting is on Thursday, Nov. 10 was not held.
The Directors will now meet on Thursday, Dec. 8, at 7:30 p.m. at the Grange Hall. There will be election of officers and appointments to the 10 working committees.
EXTRA OR OLD MEDS: Please don’t flush them down the drain or through in the rubbish. In Windsor’s municipal building on Union Street just inside the main entrance is a huge metal storage bin for receiving these meds. Just open the tray, dump the meds from their med bottles into the tray, push the tray back in and your meds will be safely disposed of by the proper means.
WEATHER: The nice weather last week and now we have been having more nice weather for getting the last of the outdoor projects completed. It sort of makes up for the snowstorm just prior to Halloween.
BROWNSVILLE COMMUNITY CHURCH: Sunday worship is at 9 a.m. each Sunday.
Pastor Cheryl Heater and the church secretary have their office hours on each Thursday morning, roughly 9 to noon at the Brownsville Church (484-5944) or firstname.lastname@example.org or drop a note to P.O. Box 176 Brownsville, Vt. 05037. Pastor Cheryl is also available via 1-802-291-2494.
FIRE DEPT.: Been quiet. Fire station grounds are slowly being put back into shape for the winter.
FAST SQUAD: Been quiet.
TOWN HALL: New storm windows were to be installed a couple of weeks ago but will not happen until after Thanksgiving.
ZONING BYLAWS: The Public Hearing on the proposed updated bylaws will be held in early January.
MISSY: Missy and I have been away at the hunting camp. We both had a great time. I even found time to read a great book.
LISTERS: They are now in the final phase of selecting a firm to do the town-wide reappraisal next year. Not sure if the reappraisal work will be done by the time we set the tax rate next summer.
DEER HUNTING: Some reports of success have been received. Details next week. Many hunters have noted they have not seen many deer out in the woods.
COON CLUB: Members are reminded of the club’s monthly meeting on Thursday, Dec. 1.
GENERAL: Nice to have this mild weather. Have a great Thanksgiving. All in all we have much to be thankful for this year.
Happy Birthday to neighbor Hal Pyke.
by Tom Kenyon