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Celebrating independence
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July 11, 2018

Celebrating independence

Photos by Paul Holmes Rep. Jim Harrison celebrates Independence Day in the Killington Parade. Fireworks ended the day of celebrations in Killington.

Protest draws over 150
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July 4, 2018

Protest draws over 150

By Marguerite Jill Dye

RUTLAND—“Children don’t belong in cages!” stood out among the powerful signs at Rutland’s “Families Belong Together” event.

Over 150 demonstrators of all ages lined up along  Routes 4 and 7 at Rutland’s Main Street Park. There were 750 nationwide marches on…

Latching onto something fishy
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June 28, 2018

Latching onto something fishy

By Paul Holmes

A bald eagle was out looking for breakfast on Kent Pond in Killington the morning of June 13. With an eagle-eye, patience and a stroke of luck, this early bird of prey caught a fishy feast in one…

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….