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Traffic update: expect delays and rugged roads
Local News
June 21, 2017

Traffic update: expect delays and rugged roads

By Evan Johnson

Alternating traffic patterns are expected to cause delays in travel as local road construction continues in Killington, Rochester and Ludlow.

Route 4

Crews are scheduled to be onsite doing shoulder work mid-week during this week. Shoulder work will begin near or at…

Loon family grows by one
Featured
June 21, 2017

Loon family grows by one

KILLINGTON—The loons nesting on Kent Pond welcomed one baby, Wednesday, June 14, after a 28 day incubation period, according to Paul Holmes, a Killington resident and photographer has been watching from a distance and recording their activity.

“Wednesday evening it was clear that the chick…

New “Six Peaks Killington” announced
Local News
June 21, 2017

New “Six Peaks Killington” announced

Preliminary steps for Phase 1 of village underway

By Karen Lorentz

KILLINGTON—With a December 2016 mediation process leading to the settlement of some complex issues, including an old lawsuit, the appeals to SP Land Company’s Act 250 permit for a village at Killington have been…

New Killington fire station proposed
Local News
June 21, 2017

New Killington fire station proposed

Citizen committee selects top site after considering a dozen

By Polly Lynn Mikula

KILLINGTON—Do we really need a new fire station? Was the first question the Fire Department Facility Review Committee asked themselves when they formed in December 2014.

Two and a half years later,…

Gov. Scott appoints Soucy for Rutland Senate seat
Local News
June 21, 2017

Gov. Scott appoints Soucy for Rutland Senate seat

By Evan Johnson

On Monday, June 19, Governor Phil Scott announced the appointment of David Soucy as Senator for the Rutland District, serving Rutland County. He will serve alongside Senators Peg Flory and Brian Collamore.

Soucy, a resident of Killington, was appointed to fill the…

Local News
June 21, 2017

Ski Vermont fêtes successful winter, 21 percent growth

By Evan Johnson

Just two weeks after the longest season in the East called it quits, the Vermont Ski Areas Association met in Killington on Thursday, June 15 to celebrate a season of highlights that included the return of World Cup ski racing to Killington…

Dozens of hot air balloons to ascend on Father’s Day weekend
Local News
June 14, 2017

Dozens of hot air balloons to ascend on Father’s Day weekend

QUEECHEE—The Quechee Hot Air Balloon Craft and Music Festival is the longest continuously running hot air balloon festival in New England. This year marks the 38th annual event. Each year nearly 20 hot air balloons display their colors in the sky. Flights begin Friday evening…

Construction continues in Killington, Mendon, Rochester
Local News
June 14, 2017

Construction continues in Killington, Mendon, Rochester

Route 4, Mendon

Crews are scheduled to continue paving intermediate course on milled surfaces throughout the week of June 12, weather permitting. Paving operations are currently in the vicinity of the Cortina Inn & Resort in Mendon.

Route 4, Killington

Crews have begun work on…

Rochester residents advocate for choice
Local News
June 14, 2017

Rochester residents advocate for choice

Upcoming two Act 46 revotes may dictate merger options

By Tiffany Danitz Pache, VTDigger

While writing legislation this year to give school districts more flexibility in complying with Act 46, lawmakers worried the changes might derail local merger conversations already taking place.

That is just…