Welcome to the brand new electronic newsletter! The newsletters will go out regulary on Fridays. Please encourage your friends and neighbors to sign up as it is an opt-in service. Our brilliant web designer, Jen Holley (highlighted below) offered to help set up the newsletter software. We agreed that we don't need a multi-million dollar company just for fancy fonts and appearance and are very grateful to not spend more than $70 to bring you the newsletter! Please let us acknowledge Jen for all the time and work she has put into both our website and now the newsletter. (There does appear to be one little glitch when using some phones to sign up. If that happens, simply email me at and I will happily sign you up.)

One of our plans is to change the header photo every week. Please submit your photos to me and we will have a random drawing every Thursday at the Select Board meeting to select the featured photo. You will be credited. We will also be introducing you to the town officials both elected and appointed through-out the year. Thank you to everyone who takes the time to serve our community. 

Enjoy the lovely weather. Finally!

Very Best Wishes on Behalf of the Pownal Select Board,
Jenny Dewar


Town Work Session and Hearing on the Town Plan

Please mark your calendars for the next next Select Board Public Hearing on the proposed Town Plan. It is scheduled for 6:30pm on Wednesday, May 2 at the Pownal Elementary School Gym. We will also have a work session on Wednesday, April 18 at 6:30pm at the Town Office. Be sure to give the plan a read so that you can come in well-informed with your thoughts and statements. You are also welcome to send letters to the Select Board. They all get read and considered. Follow the link to download the proposed plan.


Town Appointments

The Select Board has rescheduled appointments to vacant positions for Thursday, April 19. Click the link below to see what positions are available. You can then click on the arrows that say "learn more" for details about the positions.  There are still several vacancies so please submit your name by  if you are interested. The deadline is April 19 by 5:00p.m. You can email your interest to Linda Sciarappa at, snail mail to the Town Office, or stop in and drop it off in person while saying hello!

Who's Who
Town of Pownal Web Designer

Jennifer Holley

Our Web Designer & Developer Jen Holley:

town of pownal Originally from Boston, Massachusetts, I moved to Vermont in 1983 because my family is originally from this area. I attended Mount Anthony Union High School, and then graduated from Southern Vermont College in 1991 with a B.S. in Criminal Justice.  

As completely self-taught, full stack web developer.  I have refined my knowledge and skills over the years in design, development and programming that allow me to stand out among other designers. I really love what I do.

I am happily married and own Websites & More in Shaftsbury, Vermont. I have been designing and hosting websites since 1997 and will continue to do so until I decide to retire!

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Green Up Day
May 5, 2018, 9:00AM to 12:30PM

Pownal Proud is looking forward to Green Up Day, May 5! If you would like to be a road leader responsible for your chosen stretch of road in Pownal, email or It's great TRASHERCIZE! Followed by a hot dog social.

The Pownal Recreation Task Force is sponsoring a wildflower walk at the South Stream Wildlife Management Area on May 5 at 9 a.m. In case of bad weather, the rain date is May 7 at 6 p.m.

Led by Ruth Botzow and Joni Charbonneau, this hike promises to be both informative and fun. But, only 6 places are available. So, please email me,, as soon as possible if you'd like to join this leisurely walk.

This is the first in a series of hikes being planned for 2018.


Pownal Town News

Babies, babies, and babies!

Welcome three new citizens to the Bisson clan. Uncle Ron (our own Ron Bisson!) has two new great great nieces and a great great nephew! Bradley, Hannah, (Tyler) Megan's babies would have been Ron's brother's great grandchildren. Says grandma Jane Bisson-Borden "Oh, how he would have adored them....just as Tyler would have his daughter."

Grandma Becky Bisson Darling identifies the moms and babies: From the left (looking at the picture) Mama is Megan Belanger baby is Adalynn, middle is Mama Hannah Darling and baby Blake, right is Mama Camille Darling and baby Sawyer



Featured Pownal Business

Circle of Life Midwifery & Holistic Family Wellness Center
Jennifer Rush
3003 Route 7 • 802-823-1363 • Email
Website • Facebook Page
COL is a full service Holistic Wellness Center. We offer wellness services for the whole family. Natural & Holistic HealthCare; Homebirth, Lactation & Doulas; Massage, CFT & Yoga; Nutrition & Biofeedback; Herbs & Vitamin Pharmacy. We see people of all ages in all stages of life. Drop in for a brochure or to make an appointment. 

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Contact Information

Town of Pownal

467 Center Street
PO Box 411
Pownal, VT 05261
Town Clerk: (802) 823-7757
Selectmen: (802) 823-0132
Fax: (802) 823-0116