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Christmas tree bonfire aims to appease “snow gods”
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January 19, 2017

Christmas tree bonfire aims to appease “snow gods”

KILLINGTON— The second annual bonfire to benefit the Killington-Pico Rotary Club was held Sunday, Jan. 15, at the Pasta Pot on Route 4 in Killington. The blazes rose high into the sky as the needles of the trees cracked and sparked. Attendees could “make a…

Norwich University band to perform at Trump inauguration
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January 19, 2017

Norwich University band to perform at Trump inauguration

The Norwich University Regimental Band and Drill Team will represent the state of Vermont and perform in the 58th presidential inauguration, Friday, Jan. 20, in Washington, D.C., for Donald J. Trump. “The Norwich University Regimental Band and Drill Team is proud to represent the university…

Uber announces launch date in Killington
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January 19, 2017

Uber announces launch date in Killington

KILLINGTON—On Friday, Jan. 20, Uber will partner with Killington Resort to officially launch Uber’s rideshare service in the ski community of Killington. “We are excited about this opportunity to help connect residents and visitors alike to a safe, affordable and convenient transportation option this winter…

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January 18, 2017

Women’s March on Montpelier organized

Jan. 21 march is in solidarity with the national Women’s March on Washington

By Matt Henchen, youthlobby.org

On Jan. 21, people and organizations across Vermont are coming together for a Women’s March on Montpelier to name and protect women’s rights. The march is followed by…

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January 18, 2017

Rutland Fire Chief seeks budget breakthrough

By Adam Federman, VTDigger

RUTLAND — Fire Chief Michael Jones had another shot to convince rank and file firefighters that a proposed restructuring of the department will not lead to the reduction of active duty staff. Jones met with the union’s executive board Friday, Jan. 13,…

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January 18, 2017

High cost of health coverage irks Vermonters

By Karrie Etzler

It’s the start of another year, and while some Vermonters are preoccupied with the pursuit of personal ambitions and keeping resolutions, there are others, far less content and facing uncertainties, chief among them affordable health insurance.

According to Dr. Timothy Cook, a…

Clergy take to pulpits to decry religious and racial hate
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January 11, 2017

Clergy take to pulpits to decry religious and racial hate

By Kevin O’Connor, VTDigger

Churches, synagogues and mosques usually focus on love. But recently, many are fending off hate. “Some people are using the current political climate to justify anti-Semitic or Islamophobic beliefs or degrade human beings,” Vermont Episcopal Bishop Thomas Ely said. “That’s not…

Mini Shred Madness open to groms
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January 11, 2017

Mini Shred Madness open to groms

Saturday, Jan. 14 at 9 a.m.—KILLINGTON— Killington Resort welcomes back the rail jam for the groms—Mini Shred Madness—on Saturday, Jan. 14 in Easy Street Terrain Park. Join them in the park as the next generation competes for prizes in a friendly and fun environment. Grom…

Vermont Fish & Wildlife initiates moose study
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January 11, 2017

Vermont Fish & Wildlife initiates moose study

Moose will be collared by wildlife capture experts The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is initiating a multi-year study to better understand the state’s moose herd. Moose across the Northeast are increasingly under stress from a parasite known as winter ticks. The ticks are becoming…

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January 11, 2017

Gondola mechanic dies in accident

By Evan Johnson

KILLINGTON—A longtime Killington Resort employee died while on the job Saturday, according to state police. According to a news release, EMS responded to the Killington Ski Resort for an injured employee. The employee, Jeffrey K. Chalk, age 53 of Pittsford, had been…