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Yankee ingenuity soars to new heights
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August 7, 2019

Yankee ingenuity soars to new heights

By Julia Purdy Callum Smathers, 12, a student at Rutland Intermediate School, can explain all about the Rutland Area Robotics program to the uninitiated. The Mountain Times caught up with…

Woodstock town manager dies at 67
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July 26, 2019

Woodstock town manager dies at 67

Philip B. Swanson, 67, died peacefully Wednesday evening, July 17 . Swanson was born on April 13, 1952 in Bridgeport, Connecticut, the son of Swan and Carola (Vitarius) Swanson. Swanson…

John Miller Lorentz
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July 26, 2019

John Miller Lorentz

  John M. Lorentz of Shrewsbury died on July 12 at Rutland Regional Medical Center after a yearlong battle with cancer. His beloved family was by his side. Born in…

Local towns adopt marijuana policies
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July 26, 2019

Local towns adopt marijuana policies

The Clarendon Select Board doesn’t want marijuana coming to town. The board unanimously passed an ordinance at its Monday, July 22 meeting prohibiting marijuana dispensaries from establishing. The ordinance would…

New hemp operation takes root in Florence
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July 17, 2019

New hemp operation takes root in Florence

Q&A with Rye Matthews By Julia Purdy Vermont Hydroponic Produce on Whipple Hollow Road in Florence has been acquired by Northeast Hemp Commodities, maker of Methodorganics health products. The landscape…