Republished with permission from The Vermont Standard
I had a nice conversation with Dorothy Pingree last week. She & Roger are currently living in Cannan, NH, but are looking forward to returning to Plymouth when their new housing is completed. She did want me to note their 60th anniversary that took place last month. They were married at the Springfield Congregational Church on 4/26/52 . With their children, Rodney & wife Kathie, Roderick & wife Katherine, Justus & wife Michelle, & Justina & husband, Roland, they celebrated at the Ponderosa Restaurant in Rutland. Congratulations & we look forward to having you back in town!
Our State parks are gearing up to open – Coolidge State Park will be open for camping on 5/25, while Camp Plymouth on Echo Lake will only have the pavilions & cabins open on that date. The flood damage was quite severe there but Ranger, Chris Sailer tells me that they are hopeful to have the rest of the park open by mid-June. The Strawberry Festival will be there on 6/20, so mark your calendars!
In case you haven’t heard, the meeting to vote on the town budget will be Wed, 5/23 at 7:00 PM. The vote on the Town Plan, which is by Australia ballot, will be Wed, 6/13. Just to let you know, if you couldn’t make the recent hazardous waste collection, there is another one scheduled in Springfield for 9/8 from 9:00 until noon!
Volunteers are interested in helping with more clean-up from Irene’s devastation, so get in touch with Jill Davies to see if your situation fit’s the criteria – firstname.lastname@example.org.