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September events announced at The Paramount Theatre
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June 21, 2018

September events announced at The Paramount Theatre

RUTLAND—The Paramount Theatre just announced a lineup of events in advance of its annual full-season announcement in mid-July. These five, first-rate events (exclusive only to the month of September) continue the tradition of excellence that theatergoers in central Vermont have come to expect and appreciate from…

‘Appalling, un-American, unnecessary’ Welch visits detained children
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June 20, 2018

‘Appalling, un-American, unnecessary’ Welch visits detained children

By Michelle Monroe, St. Albans Messenger

“Appalling” and “un-American,” those are the words Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., used to describe conditions in a processing center in southern Texas where children have been separated from their parents.

Welch spoke with the Messenger by phone Sunday, June…

Sister cowgirls prepare for national competitions
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June 20, 2018

Sister cowgirls prepare for national competitions

By Katy Savage

WEST RUTLAND—Haley Bania and her sister Michaela couldn’t be more different. Haley is reserved; Michaela is outgoing. Michaela is competitive; Haley is laid back. Michaela is athletic; Haley is artsy.

But Haley, 17, and Michaela, 14, are both ranked top in the…

White Memorial Park debuts new pools
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June 20, 2018

White Memorial Park debuts new pools

By Karen D. Lorentz

RUTLAND—White Memorial Park in Rutland City will debut its two new pools with a community opening from noon to 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 21 and Friday , June, 22, followed by a gala celebration from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m….

Gleaning veggies benefits locals in need
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June 20, 2018

Gleaning veggies benefits locals in need

Home gardens and local farm fields are beginning to fill up with fresh produce as the growing season gets underway. And with it, the Vermont Foodbank’s gleaning teams are taking to the fields to harvest surplus fresh food for people struggling to afford it.

The…

Billings Farm and Museum welcomes Milligan as associate director
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June 6, 2018

Billings Farm and Museum welcomes Milligan as associate director

WOODSTOCK—Billings Farm and Museum has a new associate director.

Barbara Milligan, formerly the president and CEO of the Cape and Islands United Way, brings with her a strong combination of marketing, development and leadership experience.

In her former role, she managed…