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The Bus celebrates 40th anniversary
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September 28, 2016

The Bus celebrates 40th anniversary

By Karen D. Lorentz Marble Valley Regional Transit District (MVRTD), generally known as “The Bus” is celebrating its 40th anniversary on Sept. 30 with give-aways from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Transit Center on West Street in Rutland. During its 40 years, The Bus has…

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September 28, 2016

The Bus recognizes Bergeron for her volunteerism

Marble Valley Regional Transit District (The Bus) would like to recognize Emma L. Bergeron for her many years of service as a volunteer driver. Bergeron has been a volunteer driver for The Bus for the past 16 years. She lives in Rutland and graduated from…

Killington collaborates with partners across region
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September 28, 2016

Killington collaborates with partners across region

KPAA and Killington Resort annual meeting highlights past success, future projects, new marketing initiatives By Polly Lynn Mikula “The vibes between the resort and community have changed in past 10 years. There is good communication, a sense of fun,” said Herwig Demschar, Powdr Corp. senior…

Up & Down Roll relay-style event returns to Killington, Sunday
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September 28, 2016

Up & Down Roll relay-style event returns to Killington, Sunday

Event dovetails with Brewfest weekend

KILLINGTON—The Up & Down Roll returns to Killington Sunday, Oct. 2. The relay-style bike race is a one-of-a-kind event that incorporates three different styles of riding. Teams will consist of a road rider, cross-country rider, and a downhill rider—each competing in…

Science at the Hatchery: lessons in conservation and learning
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September 28, 2016

Science at the Hatchery: lessons in conservation and learning

By Julia Purdy CHITTENDEN—Tuesday, Sept. 20, was Conservation Field Day at the Dwight D. Eisenhower National Fish Hatchery in Chittenden for over 100 fifth- and sixth-graders from Chittenden, Leicester, Proctor, Rutland Town, Shrewsbury and Mount Holly. School buses delivered the groups and their parent-chaperones at…

Downtown Bar and Grill owners buy Army/Navy store
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September 28, 2016

Downtown Bar and Grill owners buy Army/Navy store

By Patricia Minichiello RUTLAND CITY—The owners of the Downtown Bar and Grill, located at 42 and 44 Center Street, have purchased the former Army/Navy store at 46 Center Street. Erica Balestra and co-owner Dave Means purchased the new building for $110,000 and are in the…

Kerosene can found in basement of home destroyed by fire
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September 28, 2016

Kerosene can found in basement of home destroyed by fire

By Patricia Minichiello RUTLAND CITY— A fire that destroyed a home on Forest Street Sept. 19 has been ruled suspicious by arson investigators. A kerosene can found in the basement of the home was collected for evidence, police said. A fire was lit on each…

Woodcarvers demonstrate their craft
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September 28, 2016

Woodcarvers demonstrate their craft

WOODSTOCK—The annual Vermont Forest Festival was held this past weekend, Sept. 24-25, at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park and Billings Farm in Woodstock, Vt. Working farms and forests give Vermont its beautiful rural character and unique sense of place while serving as an important part of…

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September 28, 2016

REDC kickstarts makerspace incubator with $50,000 grant

RUTLAND—The Rutland Economic Development Corp. board has approved a broad plan to support the launch of a nonprofit makerspace for the Rutland region. The Greater Rutland Makerspace will be housed in a business incubator owned by REDC on Quality Lane, with GMP providing a generous…

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September 28, 2016

Response filed in gender bias, unequal pay case

By Patricia Minichiello A woman who said she wasn’t paid the same as a man, is fighting a bid to have the case thrown out. In the case of former Rutland County Deputy State’s Attorney Jane O’Neill claiming gender bias and unequal pay, a 25-page…