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Woodworking & Forest Festival returns to Woodstock for 14th year, named top event
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September 20, 2017

Woodworking & Forest Festival returns to Woodstock for 14th year, named top event

WOODSTOCK—Lovers of farms, forests, and fine woodworking— those great aspects of Vermont— will be on display at the  Vermont Woodworking & Forest Festival held Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 23-24 at Billings Farm & Museum and the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The Vermont Wood Manufacturers Association…

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September 20, 2017

Women’s Network & Shelter to unveil new name at event

RUTLAND—Rutland County Women’s Network & Shelter (RCWNS), a nonprofit organization serving women, men, and children in the second-most populous county in Vermont who are victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, will announce its new name on the evening of Oct. 5 at an event…

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September 20, 2017

Emergency response drill set for Saturday

RUTLAND—Dozens of volunteers, hospital employees, and local emergency responders will take part in a mock disaster exercise on Saturday, Sept. 23 at a location within Rutland City. This full-scale, mass-casualty exercise will test the preparedness and response of local, regional and state agencies should a…

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September 20, 2017

Police to leaf-peepers: Watch your valuables

As fall hiking and tourism season approaches, Vermont State Police are reminding citizens to refrain from leaving valuables in plain view inside their vehicles while enjoying the outdoors. This would include, purses, handbags, wallets, cash, iPhones, iPads, hiking equipment and other expensive items.

Continuing efforts…

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September 20, 2017

Vermont ski resorts contribute $50K to World Cup

By Evan Johnson

KILLINGTON—Vermont ski and snowboard resorts have joined together to support the hosting of the Women’s Audi FIS Ski World Cup at Killington Resort. In spring 2017 the Vermont Ski Areas Association (VSAA) board of directors agreed to sponsor the Killington Resort-based event…

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September 20, 2017

Former Rutland mayor tapped for regional union job

By Alan Keays, VTDigger

RUTLAND—Rutland’s former mayor who was ousted from office earlier this year has landed a new job. Christopher Louras, who served five two-year terms as the city’s top elected official, is working for the union organization, American Federation of State, County and…

Paddleboard competition raises funds for multi-town bike path
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September 6, 2017

Paddleboard competition raises funds for multi-town bike path

A group of 20 paddleboarders raced down the Woodward Reservoir at the first Make A Wave race, held Saturday, Aug. 26.

PLYMOUTH—First Stop Board Barn of West Bridgewater hosted its first annual Make A Wave benefit paddleboard race Saturday, Aug. 26.

The highly…

Region boasts summer of bikes
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September 6, 2017

Region boasts summer of bikes

Photo by Alex Klein A rider navigates the Pro GTS course July 30 at  Killington Resort.

By Evan Johnson

RUTLAND COUNTY—From elite-level races high on Killington Resort to neighborhood trails, it’s been a big summer for mountain biking in Killington and the surrounding…