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      Special Select Board Meetings

      The Orange Select Board is holding two special meetings, today (Friday), at 4pm; and Monday, October 12, at 5pm. The reason is to work on the MS-5, the financial form every town is required to fill out for the state. The Board will also be considering whether to have an independent firm conduct a financial audit. And "any other business."

      Also today: If you want to change your party affiliation in time for the presidential primary, you need to do it in the Town House between 7pm and 7:30pm, October 30.  (Apparently, this itty-bitty slot is mandated by the state.)



      Minutes, Festival

      Sandi Pierson sent us the official Select Board minutes of September 8. You'll find them here.

      She also reminds us that the Orange Harvest Festival is Sunday, October 18. The Orange Harvest Festival is non-municipal event sponsored by the Orange Scholarship Committee which in turn annually supports our graduating seniors.

      The Festival Committee is seeking donations of drinks, baked goods, and hot foods. For a detailed list of what is needed, contact Jenna McAlister at jennamcalister@yahoo.com or 523-4920.




      Get in on the Orange Harvest Festival

      The festival needs you to volunteer. So bring your ideas and energy to the Town House next Thursday, September 17, at 7pm. 

      The festival itself is Sunday, October 18.

      The festival benefits the Orange Scholarship Fund for our Town's graduating seniors.

      For information, call Anital Garland (523-7141) or Helen Rocke (523-7712).


      Property Assessment Update

      Sandi just sent this:
      In a day or so you will have received your notice from Avitar regarding your new assessment. Information about viewing your 2015 assessment online and scheduling an appointment (should you feel it necessary) is included in the letter. If you want to view your data but are having trouble navigating the Avitar website, please feel free to give me a call here at the office (523-7054); I'm generally here on Monday and Friday mornings.
      They also mention in the letter a publication titled "Understanding Your Avitar Assessment Card." Here's a link to the PDF: Assessing Property Card.

      Minutes and a Movie

      Sandi Pierson, our Town's hardworking Select Board Secretary and resident explorer, sent us the approved minutes of the August 18 Select Board meeting. You can read them here. The public comment section at the end is especially worth reading. It shows that Orange is really back to normal!

      It turns out that Sandi is an excellent movie reviewer as well. She saw "A Walk in the Woods" at the Nugget and was disappointed by Robert Redford's lackluster performance. But what really got to her was the characters' inability to use their hiking poles. They are kept collapsed and in the packs, even while Redford and Nick Nolte are crossing a brook. Naturally, the men fall in. Sandi, you should be an expert consultant on every outdoor movie.