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The Syrian Experience as Art speaks to humanity
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December 1, 2016

The Syrian Experience as Art speaks to humanity

By Julia Purdy RUTLAND—Americans who took ancient history in school probably remember learning about the Valley of the Tigris and Euphrates, or the Fertile Crescent, often called the cradle of civilization. Literature scholars probably have read the Gilgamesh Epic. That is Syria—also the ancient land…

How Mikaela Shiffrin won the World Cup at Killington
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December 1, 2016

How Mikaela Shiffrin won the World Cup at Killington

Her 10th consecutive Slalom World Cup win, 22nd career Globe By Lisa Lynn KILLINGTON — In the last few minutes of the Audi FIS World Cup in Killington there were six winners. As each of the top women flashed down Preston’s Pitch, the last steep…

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December 1, 2016

Vt. Holiday Festival brings Christmas spirit to Killington

Friday & Saturday, Dec. 2-3—KILLINGTON—The Vermont Holiday Festival returns to Killington on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 2-3 with its glittering Festival of Trees, the magic of Santa’s Workshop, and a bustling schedule of activities and musical performances. The Grand Ballroom at the Killington Grand Resort…

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December 1, 2016

Can Killington host another “groundbreaking” World Cup?

By Lisa Lynn “Groundbreaking” is the word Calum Clark used to describe this past weekend’s Audi FIS World Cup in Killington. Clark, a quiet Australian, knows a thing or two about really big events. As vice-president for events for the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (U.S.S.A.),…

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December 1, 2016

More legal representation needed for children in DCF custody

By Evan Johnson RUTLAND—When cases involving families go to court, there are lawyers present for every one of the parties involved. “Everyone in court has an attorney,” said Matt Garcia, an attorney from Windsor. “The mom has an attorney, the dad, has an attorney, the…

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December 1, 2016

Rutland City aims to be most business-friendly in Vt.

RUTLAND—The city of Rutland launched its new business web portal Tuesday, Nov. 22. Rutland City is one of 27 municipalities nationwide to receive a $50,000 award from the U.S. Small Business Administration, an independent federal agency established to assist small businesses. The city’s business web…

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December 1, 2016

World Cup brings local traffic

By Evan Johnson KILLINGTON — You would’ve been hard-pressed to find a seat at the hibachi table at Sushi Yoshi this weekend, the line for beer and groceries at the Killington Deli was long and foreign languages could be heard up and down the hallways of…

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December 1, 2016

Killington dept. present 2017 budgets progress

By Evan Johnson KILLINGTON—The Killington Select Board has asked town departments to present budget proposals for fiscal year 2018 and departments are busy crunching the numbers. At a Nov. 15 meeting, board members heard budgets from the library, planning, recreation and roads departments. All of…

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December 1, 2016

Disease claims thousands of turkeys

By Gaen Murphree ORWELL—Hail, flood, drought, plagues of locusts—since ancient times farming has been one of the riskiest of human endeavors. And it still is. Just ask Orwell turkey farmer Peter Stone, who faced devastating losses just as Turkey Day approached. An outbreak of what’s…

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December 1, 2016

Okemo opens for 2016-2017 season

LUDLOW—Okemo Mountain Resort opened for the 2016/2017 winter season on Nov. 23 with top-to-bottom skiing and snowboarding on seven trails with three lifts operating, including the Sunburst Six high-speed bubble chair with retractable orange domes and heated seats for six passengers at a time. “In…