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August 24, 2016

Chandler calls for volunteers for New World Festival

RANDOLPH—The New World Festival in Randolph continues its tradition of presenting vibrant Celtic and French Canadian music and dance this year on Sunday, Sept. 4. Central to the festival’s success is its core of more than 100 enthusiastic volunteers whose only payment is the gratitude…

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August 24, 2016

BROC offers free Savvy Spending Solutions workshop

Wednesday, Aug. 24—RUTLAND—BROC-Community Action in Southwestern Vermont’s Economic & Workforce Development Program is presenting a free financial literacy workshop on Wednesday, Aug. 24, at the BROC office in Rutland at 45 Union Street. This is open to anyone who wants to find out how to…

170 years at the Vermont State Fairgrounds
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August 24, 2016

170 years at the Vermont State Fairgrounds

Fairgoers adapt to changes, enjoy perennial favorites By Jimmy Britt In 1846  the Liberty Bell cracked when it was rung on George Washington’s birthday, the Mexican American War began and Iowa became the 29th state in America. That same year Vermont held its first State…

RCHS hosts “Dog Days of Summer” pool party
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August 24, 2016

RCHS hosts “Dog Days of Summer” pool party

Sunday, Aug. 28 at 10 a.m.—RUTLAND TOWN— Let your favorite pooch enjoy the end of summer with a dip in the pool from 10 a.m. to noon, Sunday, Aug. 28 at North Wood Pool, Post Road in Rutland Town! There will be a free swim…

Flooding remembered, five years later
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August 24, 2016

Flooding remembered, five years later

By Polly Lynn Five years ago this week, Tropical Storm Irene killed six people in Vermont, ravaged 3,500 buildings, took out more than 500 miles of roads and about 200 bridges at an estimated cost of $733 million—a figure equal to two-thirds of the state’s…

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August 24, 2016

Rutland’s downtown parking enters the digital age

By Julia Purdy The time is not far off when the metallic jingle of coins being collected from downtown parking meters will go the way of the ice wagon. A black square post stands in front of the Opera House on Merchants Row; its twin…

Feet do the talking as Pittsford highlights sidewalk woes
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August 24, 2016

Feet do the talking as Pittsford highlights sidewalk woes

By Adam Federman, VTDigger.org PITTSFORD—Top state transportation officials got a walking tour of the town’s sidewalks Friday, Aug. 12, to illustrate local frustration as the community awaits the long-delayed Route 7 upgrade. The Select Board and Rutland County legislators got together with Transportation Secretary Chris Cole…

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August 24, 2016

Fill the Cupboard Challenge seeks record

RUTLAND – Hoping to fill the Rutland Community Cupboard with a record amount of tuna, pasta, cereal, and peanut butter, Green Mountain Power announced a 34,000-item goal Tuesday, Aug. 23, for the 2016 GMP Fill the Cupboard Challenge. The current record for the event, 33,169,…

CSJ welcomes 85 new undergraduate students
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August 24, 2016

CSJ welcomes 85 new undergraduate students

RUTLAND—The newest members of the CSJ community arrived on campus Thursday, Aug. 18, when freshmen and transfer students moved into the college’s residence halls and began to learn what it means to be a part of the CSJ family. Residence Life staff ­ helped unpack…

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August 24, 2016

Republicans gather in Plymouth

By Stephen Seitz

PLYMOUTH— At a gathering in Plymouth, Sunday, Aug. 21, Vermont Republicans make it clear the economy is their top priority.

A number of Republican candidates, including Lt. Gov. Phil Scott (governor), former state auditor Randy Brock (lieutenant governor), and…