Dummerston briefs

Food assistance available to residents

DUMMERSTON — DUMMERSTON - Dummerston Cares wants to make sure everyone knows that the Putney Foodshelf provides supplemental food to people in need, including residents of Dummerston.

The Foodshelf is open on Saturdays, 9 to 11 a.m., for drive-up service at the Putney Community Center, 10 Christian Square.

For more information check the Foodshelf website, putneyfoodslhelf.org, call 802-387-8551, or email [email protected].

The Putney Foodshelf is a tax-exempt, tax-deductible non-profit organization and relies on donations and volunteers.

Town seeks to fill board vacancies

DUMMERSTON - The Selectboard is looking for volunteers to fill a number of vacant offices and seats on town boards.

Vacancies include: Planning Commission (4-year term), Development Review Board alternate (two 1-year terms), assistant zoning administrator (1-year term), Energy Committee (remaining two years of 4-year term), animal control officers (two, 1-year terms), health officer (3-year term), Windham Regional Commission representatives (two, 1-year terms), delinquent-tax collector (1-year term), and Social Services Advisory Committee (1-year term).

If you are interested in any of these positions, send a letter of interest to [email protected].

Town office remains closed

DUMMERSTON - The Town Office remains closed to the public.

Town Clerk Laurie Frechette will be available for town business, including dog license renewals, during normal business hours via phone (802-257-1496), email ([email protected]), or by mail at 1523 Middle Rd., East Dummerston, VT 05346.

Lydia Taft Pratt Library offers curbside service

WEST DUMMERSTON - To help keep community members safe, the Lydia Taft Pratt Library, 150 West St., remains temporarily closed to the public.

However, library staff still offers curbside pick-up of library materials and delivery to individuals who are confined to their homes during regular weekday hours, Tuesdays from 2 to 6 p.m., and Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1 to 5 p.m. The service will not be available on Saturdays.

Contact the library at 802-258-9878 or [email protected] to request library materials. Visit the library's Facebook page for the most current information: facebook.com/dummerstonlibrary.

May is School Arts Month

EAST DUMMERSTON - May is Dummerston Schools Arts Month, a chance to celebrate the creativity and originality of Dummerston School students and staff.

The Dummerston School Facebook page shares student work throughout the month. Student work can also be seen at the Dummerston School website at dummerston.wsesu.org.

Historical Society documents town's response to COVID-19 crisis

DUMMERSTON - The Historical Society is documenting the responses of residents to the COVID-19 virus and is seeking contributions of photographs, stories, poems, and videos that reflect life through the COVID-19 crisis in town.

What's different about your community? Neighbors in masks, church services via Zoom, Grange senior meals being brought out to cars, no classroom teaching, limited construction? What's different in your own home - new routines, new office setups, financial concerns, home schooling?

An album and exhibit, including photos of residents wearing masks, is planned. Send contributions via email to [email protected], or mail to Dummerston Historical Society, P.O. Box 8064, North Brattleboro, VT 05304.

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