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October 22, 2014

Gift-of-Life Marathon becomes 12-day celebration

RUTLAND – The biggest blood drive in America, Rutland’s record-breaking Gift-of-Life Marathon, is about to become the longest.

The revamped “Gift-of-Life Marathon — 12 Days of Giving” will run from Dec. 2 to 16 at sites throughout the Rutland region, and will be…

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October 22, 2014

Voter registration deadline fast approaching

Secretary Voter registration deadline fast approaching Secretary of State Jim Condos reminds all eligible voters that the voter registration deadline for the Nov. 4 General Election is 5 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 29. Vermonters can register at their Town Clerk’s Office or by filling out a…

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October 22, 2014

Donors Fill the Cupboard with record donations

RUTLAND – With a big push from dozens of groups and businesses, donors set a record in the just-completed GMP Fill the Cupboard Challenge.

Far surpassing the 20,000-item goal set earlier this year, 27,199 food items were collected to benefit the Rutland Community…

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October 22, 2014

Running Scared 5K

Saturday, Oct. 25 — RUTLAND — This Saturday, the Rutland Recreation Department will host the annual “Running Scared 5K.” The race starts and ends at the BROC parking lot downtown next to the train station. Race registration starts at 9:15 a.m. with the race…

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October 22, 2014

Broadband comes to more households in Royalton area

FairPoint Communications, Inc., has expanded broadband to 170 homes and businesses in Barnard, Pomfret and Royalton. This is FairPoint’s fourth expansion in the Royalton area this year.

“We are proud to keep expanding our Internet services in Barnard, Pomfret and Royalton,” said Beth…

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October 22, 2014

Lakes Region News Briefs

By Lani Duke

Castleton students get out the community spirit

CASTLETON—Students in the nursing program are collecting clothing to help children stay warm by gathering used coats, scarves, boots, gloves, hats, and snow pants to give to Fair Haven Concerned. We’re anticipating…