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 on: June 10, 2019, 12:37:08 PM 
Started by LibraryPrograms - Last post by LibraryPrograms
Please note that beginning 6/17/19 Library Summer Hours will be as follows:

      M/W/F   10:00-5:30
      T/Th        9:00-8:00
      Sat           9:00-1:00

Thank you, and we hope to see you at the library!

 12 
 on: June 07, 2019, 10:51:18 AM 
Started by Fairfax Librarian - Last post by Fairfax Librarian
Fairfax Community Library - New Books June 2019
New Fiction

A Plain Vanilla Murder (A China Bayles Mystery, #27), by Susan Wittig Albert
Sunset Beach, by Mary Kay Andrews
The Guest Book, by Sarah Blake
The Hive (The Second Formic War, #2), by Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston
The Last Second (A Brit in the FBI, #6), by Catherine Coulter and J.T. Ellison
The Big Kahuna (Fox and OíHare, #6), by Janet Evanovich and Peter Evanovich
The Road Home (Broken Road, #3), by Richard Paul Evans
Queen Bee, by Dorothea Benton Frank
City of Girls, by Elizabeth Gilbert
Dark Storm (South Shores, #6), by Karen Harper
The Summer Guests, by Mary Alice Monroe
Unsolved (Invisible, #2), by James Patterson and David Ellis
Disappearing Earth, by Julia Phillips
Arid Dreams: Stories, by Duanwad Pimwana

New Nonfiction
Lesson from Lucy: The Simple Joys of an Old, Happy Dog, by Dave Barry
Doing Justice: A Prosecutorís Thoughts on Crime, Punishment, and the Rule of Law, by Preet Bharara
Working: Researching, Interviewing, Writing, by Robert A. Caro
Aging Backwards: Fast Track - 6 Ways in 30 Days to Look and Feel Younger, by Miranda Esmonde-White
Once More We Saw Stars: A Memoir, by Jayson Greene
Life Will be the Death of Me Ö and you too!, by Chelsea Handler
The Worldís Fastest Man: The Extraordinary Life of Cyclist Major Taylor, Americaís First Black Sports Hero, by Michael Kranish
Apolloís Legacy: Perspectives on the Moon Landings, by Roger D. Launius
 A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of the American Spy who Helped Win World War II, by Sonia Purnell
The Vinyl Frontier: The Story of the Voyager Golden Record, by Jonathan Scott
The Path Made Clear: Discovering your Lifeís Direction and Purpose, by Oprah Winfrey

 13 
 on: June 05, 2019, 08:54:40 AM 
Started by Henry - Last post by mkr
Thank You Lisa.

 14 
 on: June 01, 2019, 01:41:28 PM 
Started by ssweet - Last post by ssweet
Fairfax Senior Citizen's lunch on Tues June 4th will be at noon at the Fairfax Fire Station in town. The meal is going to be cider glazed ham dinner. Come on over and join the chatter and good food. There will be music at 11 so come early and enjoy it.

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 on: May 30, 2019, 09:18:36 AM 
Started by mkr - Last post by mkr
You're Invited - Let's help save lives!
 
Fairfax Town Clerk Office
12 Buck Hollow Rd.
Fairfax VT 05454
Friday July 26th
11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Contact information: Carrie Germaine Ė 802-735-7872
 
On Friday July 26th, Fairfax Town Clerk Office will roll up our sleeves and help save lives! We will proudly partner with the American Red Cross to hold what we expect to be the first of many blood drives.
 
Each pint of blood we collect can help save up to three lives and will touch the lives of so many more. What a great way to pay it forward and make an impact on people in our community and across the country. We are very excited about the drive and I hope you are too!
 
Letís show our community and the patients in need of blood just how much we can do. Itís not every day that we do something that has such a lifesaving impact. Letís blow this out of the water!
 
Carrie Germaine, Blood Program Leader
Brad Docheff, Town Manager
 

 16 
 on: May 24, 2019, 04:34:53 PM 
Started by Barbara - Last post by Barbara
Tuesday the Senate met as did many Committees of Conference. Both H. 529, the T-Bill and S. 149, the DMV bill were agreed to and signed by the conferees of both chambers Transportation committees. Wednesday the House and Senate were both in session and Floor action was fast paced in between recesses to allow for caucuses to meet and each chamber to review the otherís actions. Both Chambers took up and passed the reports on H. 529 and S.129 which brings the work of the Transportation Committee to a close.
A Roll Call was taken on S. 96, an act relating to the provision of water quality services and it passed the House 133 Ayes to 5 Nays. Six percent of the amount of Meals and Rooms Revenue allocated to the General Fund is being dedicated as a funding source for Clean Water. The Education Fund retained itís twenty-five percent of the Revenue.
The gavel finally fell Friday after long days of waiting for movement on bills that could not be resolved. The Budget and Revenue Bills were packaged and voted through to the Governor.  Another session for the record books.

 17 
 on: May 23, 2019, 02:04:19 PM 
Started by Fairfax Librarian - Last post by Fairfax Librarian
The Fairfax Community Library will be closed for Memorial Day on Monday, May 27, 2019. The library will reopen on Tuesday, May 28. Thank you and enjoy the holiday!

 18 
 on: May 19, 2019, 12:39:57 PM 
Started by ssweet - Last post by ssweet
Fairfax Senior Lunch on May 21 is at noon at the Fairfax Fire Station. BBQ chicken with tossed salad, etc. See you there. All are welcome.  Doors open at 11. 
Any questions call 849-6820.

 19 
 on: May 17, 2019, 06:02:42 PM 
Started by Barbara - Last post by Barbara
Although this is the last budgeted week of session, the gavel has not fallen for its close. The hope that a Monday session might allow sufficient time to negotiate the bills toward passage was dashed Thursday. Token sessions will happen Monday and Tuesday with Conference Committees getting scheduled and Wednesday is now targeted as the final day.
A disturbance on Thursday compounded the end of session chaos and was a misplaced burst of frustration on behalf of a climate crisis awareness group. It was noted that littering the House Floor with hundreds of index cards was not the best demonstration of respect to our planet and resources. The concern for our environment and people has been ever present in the legislation and the bill being addressed when the commotion occurred related to medical monitoring in the case of exposure to a toxic substance release by any person. The bill, S. 37 passed on a Roll Call vote of 100 ayes to 42 nays after an amendment failed which provided language that would have helped reduce nuisance lawsuits without restricting access to the courts. A Roll Call vote was also taken for S. 55, an act relating to the regulation of toxic substances and hazardous materials. This bill focuses on chemicals of high concern to children and the vote was 137 ayes to 4 nays.
Wednesday two bills dominated the majority of a very long day on the House floor.  S. 23, an act relating to increasing the minimum wage and S. 169, an act relating to firearms procedures both received a great deal of debate and five Roll Call votes including the final vote to move to third read.  An amendment to S. 23 which requests a report on increasing the Medicaid reimbursement rates to address the problems Home Health and other care organizations have with maintaining services on insufficient compensation received unanimous support, but the other Roll Call votes were divided and third read was ordered on a vote of 90 ayes and 53 nays.  The amendments for S. 169 which included exempting gun shows, internet sales and where an individual holds a current relief order, as well as a motion to send it to the Committee on Health Care all failed and the Roll Call vote to order third read was 82 ayes to 58 nays. Bill S. 169 requires a 24-hour waiting period in the purchase of a handgun where a background check is required and walks back some of the components of S. 55 which passed in the 2017-18 session.
Monday and Tuesday floor action allowed many bills to be moved through the system and exemplified the need to be present but patient. Friday was also a test of patience as many Conference Committees tried to negotiate consensus language that could move forward. The Transportation bills, both the T-Bill and the DMV bill are in conference committees. Agreement appeared within reach but then was lost on Friday and negotiations continue.  H. 529, the T-Bill is a must pass bill which means it needs to be resolved before the Budget/Big Bill can be closed. Once the road blocks clear the end will come quickly.

 20 
 on: May 13, 2019, 11:16:35 AM 
Started by dvallett - Last post by dvallett
The Buck Hollers (www.buckhollers.com) return to El Toro in Morrisville (https://www.facebook.com/ElToroVermont/) this Friday at 8 PM. We've added some new tunes to the mix (and a few new jokes too). If you haven't been, El Toro's ambience, Mexican food, margaritas, and beer are all wonderful. If you want to make a night of it, come a bit early and also hear the sweet harmonies of Cooie DeFrancesco (https://cooiesings.com/), who's on before us, from 6-8PM.

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