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Statement of Purpose
This email list is a discussion forum for topics specific to West Fairlee, VT. It is not an "official"
list set up by the town government. It is open to anyone who wants to participate.
The goal of this discussion list is create a sense of community and neighborhood for the residents
of West Fairlee. Announcements of community events open to the public and invitations to events like
pick-up baseball games, informal gatherings, book sales, and similar event postings are encouraged.
The intent is to keep the discussion on and about West Fairlee. The issue doesn't need to be unique
to West Fairlee, but it must be specific to West Fairlee. Subscribers to the list are assumed to be in
agreement about that constraint.
If in doubt about whether a topic is appropriate for our list, consider this: If there are state or
national online forums, such as email lists, newsgroups, or blogs that address your issue, the
topic is most likely better addressed elsewhere. Please keep discussion topics centered on West Fairlee.
Announcement of an event to be held in West Fairlee is ok.
Discussion of a school district issue that affects West Fairlee residents is ok.
Discussion of legislation in Montpelier or Washington is ok if it addresses a West Fairlee issue.
Announcement of a pet lost in West Fairlee is ok.
Discusssion of the national politics in the context of a warned town meeting resolution is ok.
Forwarding content of emails or web sites that are not related to West Fairlee is absolutely not ok.
General Discussion List Rules
No abusive or threatening postings will be allowed. This discussion list operates on the assumption
that list postings will be civil and respectful to other list members. Anyone engaging in what the
administration of ValleyNet considers to be abusive language or threats directed towards another
list member will be warned the first time, and will have posting privileges revoked after that. If
the first incident is serious enough, the list member will have their posting privileges revoked
Because this list is set up for the convenience of the community, occasional announcements from
businesses in town will be tolerated (for example, a new business in town, information about a
business service offered in conjunction with a public event taking place in town, or a one-time
listing about babysitting). In no case should any business (small or large) use the discussion list
for ongoing business promotion, and doing so will result in a warning and the possibility of having
posting privileges revoked.
Please note that it is the intent of this discussion list to center on issues and events directly
affecting this particular town. While anyone is welcome to subscribe to and read these discussions,
we ask that only residents, representatives of town government, and representatives of
organizations and businesses located in town post to this list. It is not a venue for general
announcements about Upper Valley events from those not connected with the town.
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