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Branch Road will be closed from the Collins/Reed Hill/Brook/Branch Road intersection to Jacksonville Stage Road intersection on Saturday, August 1, 2020 from 12:00 noon to 4;00 pm. , during the Halifax Fire Co. Clam Bake. There will be one-way traffic, moving from the four-way intersection south to the school, so people can pick up their Clam Bake meals. Through traffic will be able to detour the village using Sprague and Reed Hill Roads.

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Dear Voters:
You may have received a white postcard entitled Request for Early Absentee Voter Ballot.

These postcards were mailed out from the Secretary of State’s election office. This is part of the encouragement to vote-by-mail due to Covid-19 to avoid large numbers of people at the polls on election day.

Many of you who received this postcard have ALREADY requested to receive ballots for the upcoming elections. If so, IGNORE this postcard. You will be mailed your ballots soon.

If you have NOT already requested absentee ballots for August and November, and want to vote by mail, fill out the postcard and mail it back.

Please DO NOT FOLD AND TAPE. Simply tear off the return portion. The State has generously covered the cost of the postage, BUT the mail carrier said the town will be charged 20 cents for each postcard that is folded and taped, rather than torn off and returned. (Details details!)

Patricia Dow
Town of Halifax
Town Clerk’s Office
PO Box 127
West Halifax, VT 05358
(802) 368-7390 P & F

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The Halifax Listers, in conjunction with NEMRC, will begin conducting inspections again the week of June 15th.  There will be NO interior inspections. A social distant interview can be held and encouraged at the door about the interior. Anyone wanting an actual interior visit will be put on a list for a future inspection if we are able. When your property is on the schedule, you will receive a mailed notice in advance of that visit. If questions, please call 802-368-2080 or email

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The Halifax Celebration Committee has decided to postpone the 2020 Old Home Day Celebration until the summer of 2021 due to Covid-19.  It is in the best interest of our community, town and guests to postpone and keep everyone safe.  It is with a heavy heart we make this decision, as we love creating these special days for our amazing Town. We will continue to plan and schedule for next summer.  As always we would love any input or suggestions you may have.  Please stay tuned for the 2021 Old Home Day highlights.

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Vermont State Homestead declaration and income sensitivity payment application form deadlines have been extended to July 15. This means towns will have more changes to homesteads to process later than normal. There are no changes to the application process other than the dates.

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Release of the Southeastern Vermont COVID-19 Resources for Individuals Guide

During this uncertain time of the COVID-19 pandemic, it can be very confusing to know where to go locally to learn about resources that can be useful. A new COVID-19 resource guide, aimed at individuals living in southeastern Vermont, is now available. This resource list is a compilation of currently known programs and activities relevant to people living in southeastern Vermont.  The resource can be found on the Windham Regional Commission’s website by visiting  If you are in immediate need of assistance, call Vermont’s resource line by dialing 2-1-1 about help and resources.

The initial resource guide for the Windham Region was compiled by Groundworks Collaborative, Windham County United Way, the Town of Brattleboro Sustainability Coordinator, and the Windham Regional Commission. This resource guide is meant to be a living document that will be updated on a regular basis. With the changing nature of this pandemic, individual needs, and community response to it, you can help keep it current and up to date. Updates and suggestions are welcome through an electronic form on the guide webpage.

For more information, contact, Margo Ghia at or Chris Campany at

PLEASE NOTE:  WRC employees are working remotely and the office is closed to visitors. Please call and leave a message or send an email and we will respond as soon as possible.  You can find staff contact information, including phone extensions, here: