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Castleton president to leave in December
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March 15, 2017

Castleton president to leave in December

 By Evan Johnson

CASTLETON—Castleton University’s longest-serving president is looking forward to his next venture. Dave Wolk announced at a campus assembly last week that he will step down in December after serving for 16 years.

“I want to go out on a high,” he said…

Four Upper Valley towns vote against NewVistas development
Local News
March 15, 2017

Four Upper Valley towns vote against NewVistas development

By Erin Mansfield, VTDigger

Four towns in the Upper Valley of Vermont are opposing a Utah man’s plan to build a giant development that could eventually hold 1 million people right in their backyards. Residents voted Tuesday, March 8, by Australian ballot in Royalton (123 to…

Winter storm Stella wallops northeast
Featured
March 15, 2017

Winter storm Stella wallops northeast

Ski resorts and snowsport enthusiasts rejoice

By Evan Johnson

Winter storm Stella came down hard on the northeast dumping up to two feet of snow by early Wednesday. The fast-moving storm caused thousands of flights across the northeast to be canceled and closed schools.

The…

Local News
March 15, 2017

Act 46 votes yield mixed results for Rutland County

By Evan Johnson 

On Town Meeting Day last week, voters in Rutland County passed successful merger votes for the Addison Rutland district, while voting down mergers in Rutland Central and Rutland Southwest. Of the 10 school district merger votes around the state, six were approved.

Local News
March 15, 2017

Voters fail to pass just 18 of 209 school budgets

By Tiffany Danit Pache, VTDigger

Gov. Phil Scott asked voters to reject increases in school spending on Town Meeting Day, but only 18 out of 209 budgets failed — fewer than half the number that were struck down in 2014 when calls for tax relief…

Local News
March 15, 2017

Most merger votes yield consolidated districts

By Tiffany Danitz Pache, VTDigger

Out of the 10 school district mergers put to voters on Town Meeting Day, three were completely successful, including a large all-school choice district in the Northeast Kingdom, while four unification votes failed. Three others will create modified unified unions,…

Modified School District to be created
Breaking News Ticker
March 9, 2017

Modified School District to be created

Four of six towns in WCSU passed Act 46 school board unification

By Polly Lynn Mikula

On Tuesday, March 7, six towns in the Windsor Central Supervisory Union voted on the proposed Act 46 school district merger. Killington,Woodstock, Bridgewater and Pomfret passed…

Cobra gymnasts qualify for States’
Local News
March 8, 2017

Cobra gymnasts qualify for States’

RUTLAND—Cobra Gymnasts had an action packed weekend competing in both Bow, N.H., and Rutland. Level 4, 6 and 7 teams traveled to the Friendship Classic on March 4 at Granite State Gymnastics. Over 15 talented teams from all over New England attended the New Hampshire…