Locals rally around the Orwell town hall

ORWELL — Jean Audet has always been enamored of the historical significance and visual beauty of the Orwell Town Hall, a stately, Greek Revival edifice that has stood vigil over the village green during the past 179 years. But when she passes by the Main Street building these days, she hears the echo of a verse from Joni Mitchell’s 1970 tune, “Big Yellow Taxi.” “They paved paradise and put up a parking lot.” Audet is among a group of Orwell residents concerned their town hall might soon be razed and removed … (read more)

Editorial: Preserving Orwell’s town hall

The $59.5 million proposed school bond for the Slate Valley Unified Union School District is an ambitious project with a few fine points to work out regarding its proposed changes for Orwell’s K-8 Village School. As stated in current plans, the district p … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Orwell Town Hall coverage welcome

Thank you for your Dec. 5 article about the Orwell Village School and the Orwell Town Hall. I encourage you to do further research on the “Slate Valley Innovation Project” (SVIP). Much of the SVIP proposed $60-million capital improvement construction is t … (read more)