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February 7, 2018

Vermont youth speak out against flavored tobacco

MONTPELIER – High school students from across the state marched to the Vermont State House on Tuesday, Feb. 6, and met with lawmakers to speak out against the dangerous influence flavored tobacco has on Vermont’s kids and teens. The members of the youth-led organization Our Voices Xposed…

Big air at Bear Mountain
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February 1, 2018

Big air at Bear Mountain

Courtesy of Killington Resort

A snowboarder does a frontside grab clearing the 18-foot walls of Killington’s superpipe at Bear Mountain.

KILLINGTON— Bear Mountain has a new attraction for skiers and riders seeking big air. Killington Resort’s Superpipe opened…

Carpenter gives barns new life
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February 1, 2018

Carpenter gives barns new life

Courtesy of Dane Stillson

A barn built in the early 1800s and was recently dismantled in Tunbridge. It yielded some of the best and most valuable materials to date, according to Dane Stillson, owner of First Class Custom Carpentry….

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February 1, 2018

Scott budget features small initiatives

By Anne Galloway, VTDigger

There are no “bells and whistles” in Gov. Phil Scott’s 2019 budget. As expected, there are also no new taxes and no new fees.

Nor have any big initiatives been proposed in the budget. Instead, the governor’s office gave the Legislature…

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February 1, 2018

Four vie for Killington Select Board seat

By Polly Lynn Mikula

KILLINGTON— Four candidates will vie for the one open seat on Killington’s three-person Select Board. Jim Haff, Jay Hickory, Kelly Lange and Chuck Claffey submitted petitions  with at least 10 signatures to the town by the filing deadline, Monday, Jan. 29…

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February 1, 2018

Crowded field vies for Rutland aldermen seats

By Alan J. Keays, VTDigger

RUTLAND — Ten candidates are facing off for five seats on the Rutland city Board of Aldermen.

Three of the five incumbents are seeking re-election to two-year terms on the 11-member panel. The filing deadline was 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 29. Town…

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February 1, 2018

Ludlow to revote on school district merger with Mount Holly

By Stephen Seitz

LUDLOW— Here we go again. On Feb. 6 the towns of Ludlow and Mount Holly will once again vote  on whether  to create the Ludlow-Mount Holly Unified Union School District (LMHUUSD). The first vote (approved by both towns) was held Nov. 28. In…

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February 1, 2018

Killington joins ski industry for new “Ikon” Pass

By Evan Johnson

Killington Resort’s parent company, Powdr Corp., has joined forces with other ski industry giants to offer a new pass valid across 23 destinations in nine U.S. states and three Canadian provinces.

The new Ikon Pass is a collaboration of seven ski industry…