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Canine capabilities on display
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August 15, 2018

Canine capabilities on display

Farm Dog Certification event attracted a variety of breeds

By Robin Alberti

KILLINGTON—A Farm Dog Certification (FDC) event was held this past Saturday, Aug. 11, at Mosher Farm and

Excavating in Killington. The FDC test provides a series of exercises that represent situations a farm…

KMS names new women’s head Alpine coach
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August 15, 2018

KMS names new women’s head Alpine coach

KILLINGTON—Martin Wilson is the new Alpine coach at Killington Mountain School.

Wilson, originally of Thunder Bay, Ontario, has more than 20 years of international experience. He comes to KMS most recently from the National Ski Academy in Canada, where he held the role of head…

Time capsules reveal town history
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August 15, 2018

Time capsules reveal town history

By Curt Peterson

SOUTH ROYALTON—Two time capsules, discovered encased in a base beneath memorials in South Royalton were opened last Thursday evening, Aug. 9.

Royalton, Select Board chair Larry Trottier, wearing surgical gloves and standing in the gazebo on the South Royalton green, sliced…

Local News
August 15, 2018

City ash trees to come down

By Katy Savage

RUTLAND—Back in the mid-1900s, when Dutch Elm Disease wiped out about 77 million elm trees, Vermont towns started replacing the canopy-like trees that lined streets and public parks with something similar—ash trees.

Now, towns are contemplating how to cut down ash trees…

Local primary results are here
Local News
August 15, 2018

Local primary results are here

Unofficial primary election results from Aug. 14 are in.

Incumbent Gov. Phil Scott will face Democrat Christine Hallquist in the general election in November.

Hallquist, who could be country’s first openly transgender governor, edged out Democrat competitors James Ehlers, Brenda Siegel and…

Obituaries
August 15, 2018

Obituary: Carol Ehmann, 66

Carol D. Ehmann, 66, passed on Aug. 1 in her home in Chittenden. She was born on Dec. 26 in Flushing, New York, to Henry and Marion Kranichfeld. As part of an active outdoor ski family, Carol spent many of her high school summers building…

Local News
August 15, 2018

Former Killington resident to appear on Food Network

By Katy Savage

Cooking was Mason Zeglen’s outlet through hard times.

When his parents divorced, when he was 13 years old, he cooked.

He stirred pots of jams. He canned and preserved vegetables and ate English sugar peas raw from the family’s large vegetable garden…

Local News
August 15, 2018

Killington News Briefs

West Park Road to be paved

KILLINGTON— West Park Road will be paved for 1,200 feet, past Cliff Road, then millings will be applied for the rest of the road. That job, plus half a mile on Killington Road, will cost $176,000. The millings will…

Local News
August 15, 2018

Killington Select Board hesitates on solar

By Julia Purdy

KILLINGTON—Obstacles are multiplying for the town’s installation of 15 solar trackers.

The Killington Select Board discussed the actual cost per kilowatt-hour; the wisdom of taking on long-term debt in which the savings in electric bills would not be felt for some time;…

Top 5 events for the weekend
Local News
August 10, 2018

Top 5 events for the weekend

Have you ever wanted to see what the Long Trail is all about? This weekend is your chance to be guided on a day-long hike with a leader.

If hiking isn’t your thing, Taste of Woodstock, with local food, local chefs, fun music and entertainment…