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February 15, 2017

Beverly Anderson to officially retire after upcoming service

KILLINGTON—Beverly Anderson is retiring from the Sherburne United Church of Christ on Sunday, Feb. 26. Her final worship service will be at 9 a.m., followed by a coffee/fellowship hour afterwards at the church. An afternoon event to celebrate Beverly’s retirement will also be held Sunday…

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February 15, 2017

H.E.A.T. Squad completes weatherization projects in Rutland County

RUTLAND—The H.E.A.T. Squad, a home health, safety, and energy efficiency program of the non-profit NeighborWorks of Western Vermont, has facilitated energy improvement projects in almost 6 percent of the owner-occupied homes in Rutland County (over 1,000 houses). These weatherization projects save those households almost a…

Gov. Scott proclaims “Powder Day”
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February 15, 2017

Gov. Scott proclaims “Powder Day”

Called on out-of-state employers to “pardon” employees for a snow day to take advantage of weekend storm, extend their stay in Vermont With Vermont’s biggest snow storm of the year rolling across the region Sunday through Monday morning, Feb. 12-13, Governor Phil Scott declared Monday…

Rutland Rec expands Winter Fest to a full week
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February 15, 2017

Rutland Rec expands Winter Fest to a full week

Feb. 17-25—RUTLAND—The 15th annual Winter Fest will take place Feb. 17-25 with many activities and opportunities to be part of the community. The event starts off on Friday, Feb. 17 with a community skate at Giorgetti Arena and concludes on Feb. 25 with a Wonderfeet…

Phoenix Books buys Vermont’s oldest bookstore
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February 15, 2017

Phoenix Books buys Vermont’s oldest bookstore

WOODSTOCK—Yankee Bookshop first opened in November 1935, making it Vermont’s oldest continuously operated independent bookshop. This month, the owners of Phoenix Books, a Vermont-owned bookstore with locations in Essex, Burlington, Rutland and Chester, purchased Woodstock’s Yankee Bookshop. Michael DeSanto and Renee Reiner met with Susan…

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February 15, 2017

Select Board backs expansion of GMNF

By Evan Johnson

KILLINGTON—At its Feb. 7 meeting, the Killington Select Board unanimously approved a measure to sell a 229-acre parcel of forest to the Green Mountain National Forest (GMNF). Kate Wanner, a project manager for the Trust for Public Land (TPL), and Chris Mattrick,…

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February 15, 2017

Proctor bike path gets rolling

By Evan Johnson

PROCTOR—Cyclists and pedestrians in the town of Proctor are looking for a safe way to get around, and in the coming months, a new bike path may become a reality. Last year, the town received a $27,000 VTrans Bicycle and Pedestrian Program…

E-cigarette seller faces $50,000 fine over marketing
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February 15, 2017

E-cigarette seller faces $50,000 fine over marketing

By Adam Federman, VTDigger

CASTLETON—The owner of an e-cigarette store in Castleton says he will close his business rather than pay a $50,000 civil penalty the attorney general’s office is seeking. Adam Tredwell, owner and president of Vermont Vapor, said claims that he violated the…

Killington 100 Day Club
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February 15, 2017

Killington 100 Day Club

On Saturday, Feb. 11, Killington loyalist Jackie Nimal and Rob Kovalesky (center of photo in red and pink jackets) celebrated their 100th day on the slopes with family and friends. The day marked personal milestones for them  in the Killington Resort’s 100 Ski Day Club…

Local youth celebrate “We Are One Rutland”
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February 15, 2017

Local youth celebrate “We Are One Rutland”

RUTLAND—The Boys and Girls Club of Rutland celebrated the launch of the book, “We Are One Rutland,” a book created by Rutland Youth, exploring diversity in Rutland and how it enriches the community. Many youngsters at the Boys and Girls Club of Rutland were interviewed,…