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Local students protest policy
Local News
March 20, 2019

Local students protest policy

By Katy Savage

Madelyn Trimpi’s eyes welled with tears as she stood to the microphone in front of 100 classmates and community members on Friday, March 15 in protest of climate change.

“I’m so proud of everyone who’s here,” she said, holding back tears.

The…

Daycare operator charged in infant’s overdose death
Local News
March 20, 2019

Daycare operator charged in infant’s overdose death

By Alan J. Keays/VTDigger

RUTLAND— A Rutland child care provider is facing felony manslaughter and child cruelty charges after she allegedly gave a fatal amount of a sedative found in over-the-counter antihistamines to a 6-month-old infant.

Stacey Vaillancourt, 53, pleaded not guilty Monday, March 18,…

Meet Brad Leabourne: On mountain sunrise, sunset
Local News
March 20, 2019

Meet Brad Leabourne: On mountain sunrise, sunset

By Karen D. Lorentz

Surprisingly, both Brad Leabourne and his wife Megan Canty were born and raised in Rutland and also have worked at Killington their entire careers.

Both Leabourne and Canty learned to ski as youngsters. [See the March 12 Mountain Times for profile…

Local News
March 20, 2019

State trooper exposed to dangerous drug during vehicle stop

A Vermont state police trooper collapsed after a traffic stop on Friday, March 15. Apparently exposed to an opioid-like drug, according to a State Police news release. He was revived by fellow troopers using Narcan, state police said. State police detectives are investigating the incident…

Local News
March 20, 2019

Another Christmas movie filmed in Chester

By Katy Savage

About nine years after Hallmark’s “Moonlight and Mistletoe” was filmed in Chester, a new Christmas movie has come to town.

New York City-based Two Touch Productions filmed parts of the holiday comedy, “The Truth about Christmas,” in Chester and Manchester.

The movie…

Rutland woman arrested for infant death
Local News
March 18, 2019

Rutland woman arrested for infant death

A Rutland woman has been arrested for manslaughter after an infant was found dead at her childcare facility.

Police arrested Stacey Vaillancourt, 53, of Rutland, Monday after 6-month-old Harper Rose Briar of Pittsford was found dead in her care Jan. 24.

Toxicology testing determined that…

Rutland hospital proposes new mental health facility
Local News
March 12, 2019

Rutland hospital proposes new mental health facility

By Mike Faher/VTDigger

Rutland Regional Medical Center administrators believe they may have an answer to some of Vermont’s mental health woes.

Administrators are pitching a new, eight-bed, secure residential psychiatric facility on the hospital’s campus. It would be jointly owned with a…

Discovering what’s new at Killington
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March 12, 2019

Discovering what’s new at Killington

By Karen D. Lorentz

KILLINGTON—Bubbles, bridges, boxes, blues, and bumps. All were a big hit with my grandkids who skied Killington for their first time on March 4. It was a day that they had been looking forward to and it didn’t disappoint.