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Voter participation in Killington more than doubles
Local News
April 15, 2015

Voter participation in Killington more than doubles

Chart courtesy of the town of Killington

By Polly Lynn

KILLINGTON — Questions were raised at Killington’s 2015 public information meeting in March about voter participation since the town moved to adopt Australian balloting in place of floor voting on…

Kevin Kareckas named Fulbright scholar
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April 15, 2015

Kevin Kareckas named Fulbright scholar

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Kevin Kareckas

CASTLETON — Taking his Castleton degree overseas shortly after walking across the stage at graduation, graduate student Kevin Kareckas will head to Poland to teach English at a local university for a full academic year…

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April 15, 2015

Education tax rate increase lower than last year

By Amy Ash Nixon, VTDigger.org

The House-proposed statewide property tax increase is lower than the rate of growth that the Legislature passed last year.

The state needed to generate $50 million to support increases in statewide education spending for the…

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April 15, 2015

Two Rutland women accused of “doctor shopping”

RUTLAND— On April 9, the Vermont State Police Drug Diversion Unit was notified of a possible case involving the sale and diversion of prescription narcotics involving Jami Baker, age 49 from Rutland City.

Through the course of the investigation, it was revealed Baker…

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April 15, 2015

Killington Resort invests over $3.5 million in summer infrastructure

KILLINGTON — On Friday, April 10, Killington Resort announced a significant infrastructure investment. Primarily focused on expanding summer activities, Killington’s current wave of investment exceeds $3.5 million.

The new summer attractions will be located in the Snowshed base area, Killington’s new summer epicenter…

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April 15, 2015

State officials explore alternative to Vt. Health Connect

By Anne Galloway, www.VTDigger.org

Lieutenant Governor Phil Scott led a mini fact-finding mission on Monday to learn more about components of the Connecticut health care exchange that could help Vermont save money.

The cost of fixing the dysfunctional Vermont Health Connect website…

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April 15, 2015

KMS trustees approves four season bag jump

KILLINGTON—Killington Mountain School trustees have approved bonds for the four-season bag jump project, thereby allowing the school to move forward with construction of the facility. The airbag project is still considered a component of the Trails Initiative, but the decision was made to finance…