Leicester

11/26/2019
LEICESTER — The Leicester Historical Society is sponsoring Prize Bingo on Saturday, Dec. 14, at 1:00 p.m. at the Senior Center at Leicester Four Corners. Refreshments served, all are welcome. Prize Bingo will resume in April. The Leicester Historical Society is once again sponsoring the Memory Trees at the Four Corners. To remember family and friends, send the names, clearly written, to Diane Benware at 1594 Old Jerusalem Rd, Salisbury, VT 05769, along with payment. The cost is six names for $5, or $1 per name. Names will be published in the Brandon Reporteraround Christmas time. The trees...
11/21/2019
ADDISON COUNTY — A Brandon man got in a lot of trouble recently after crashing his SUV in Leicester, then the next day getting sent to jail for allegedly assaulting a person in Leicester. On Nov. 7 just before 8 p.m. Vermont State Police were dispatched to a one-car car crash on Cram Road in Leicester. Troopers report that Matthew Nicklaw, 42, of Leicester was driving a Chevy Equinox westbound on Cram Road when he lost control of the vehicle and struck a tree. The Equinox was judged to be a total loss, but Nicklaw was reported to be uninjured. While speaking with Nicklaw, police noted several...
11/14/2019
LEICESTER — There was a public hearing at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 12, at the Leicester Town Office for the purpose of reviewing the Enhanced Energy Plan portion of the Town Plan to determine if it conforms with state standards. Property taxes are due, paid in full, by Friday, Nov. 15. Postmarks are not accepted. Any payment received after Nov 15 will be considered delinquent.
10/28/2019
LEICESTER — The Leicester Historical Society is sponsoring Prize Bingo on Sat., Nov. 9, at 1 p.m. at the Leicester Senior Center at the Four Corners. Refreshments are offered and all are welcome. Town Clerk Julie Delphia reminds taxpayers that property taxes are due by Friday, Nov. 15. Postmarks are not accepted and payment must be received by the end of the day, or will be considered delinquent.      
10/17/2019
LEICESTER — Albert Elmore Pratt, age 77, died Friday, Oct. 11, 2019, at Porter Hospital in Middlebury. Mr. Pratt was born in Rutland on June 28, 1942. He was the son of Elmore “Doc” and Olive (Weston) Pratt. He attended the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, in the early 1960s and earned his degree in Landscape Architecture. His career involved design, planning and administrative positions mostly in state-level open space preservation, cultural areas management and park agencies. Al, as he was known, plied his profession all around the country and travelled the world, including Africa,...

THIS IMAGE FROM the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service shows zebra mussels clinging to a native mussel.
10/17/2019
LEICESTER — The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Lakes and Ponds Program has confirmed the presence of adult zebra mussels (Dreissena polymorpha), an aquatic invasive species, in Lake Dunmore. A member of the Lake Dunmore Public Access Greeter Program submitted an inquiry, and, in quick response, Lake Dunmore Fern Lake Association contracted divers to remove the estimated 100-200 adult specimens. Zebra mussels are a small freshwater mollusk that can reproduce rapidly and cause serious harm to the ecological systems. They also cause an economic burden, requiring long-term...
10/03/2019
LEICESTER — The Leicester Historical Society is sponsoring Prize Bingo on Saturday, Oct. 12, at 1 p.m. at the Senior Center at Leicester Four Corners. All are welcome, refreshments served. The Leicester selectboard is seeking a resident to serve as the second delegate to represent the town on the Addison County Regional Planning Commission. Responsibilities include attending one night meeting per month in Middlebury. Contact selectboard chair Diane Benware for more information at 247-3786.
09/19/2019
LEICESTER — The Leicester Democratic Caucus will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 24, at 7:30 p.m., at 803 Fern Lake Rd. For more information, contact Joseph Watson at 247-3171. The Republican Caucus for Leicester was held on Tuesday, Sept. 17. For more information, contact Tom Barker at 247-3160.  The Leicester selectboard is seeking a resident to serve as the second representative to the Addison County Regional Planning Commission. Duties include attending one night meeting a month. For more information, contact selectboard chair Diane Benware at 247-3786.
09/16/2019
LEICESTER — The Leicester Democratic Caucus will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 24, at 7:30 p.m. at 803 Fern Lake Road. For more information, contact Joseph Watson at 247-3171. The Republican Caucus for Leicester will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 17, at 6 p.m. at the Senior Center in Leicester. For more information, contact Tom Barker at 247-3160. The Leicester selectboard is seeking a resident to serve as the second representative to the Addison County Regional Planning Commission. Duties include attending one night meeting a month. For more information, contact selectboard Chair Diane Benware at...
09/09/2019
LEICESTER — The Leicester Democratic Party Caucus will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 24, at 7:30 p.m., at 803 Fern Lake Road. For more information, contact Joseph Watson at 247-3171. The Leicester Republican Party Caucus will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 17, at 6 p.m., at the Senior Center in Leicester. For more information, contact Tom Barker at 247-3160. The events are for re-organizing town committees and to elect officers and delegates. The Leicester Historical Society is sponsoring Prize Bingo on Saturday, Sept 14, at 1 p.m., at the Senior Center at the Four Corners. Refreshments offered and...

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