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April 26, 2017

VTrans outlines bridge construction plans

Walker Bridge and Branch Brook Bridge work to start May 1

By Stephen Seitz

LUDLOW—Hoping for the smoothest possible project, officials from the Vermont Agency of Transportation outlined their plans for replacing the Walker Bridge, which is the gateway to downtown Ludlow, at a public…

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April 19, 2017

In midst of partisan fights, Welch hopes for collaboration

By Evan Johnson

Vermont Congressman Peter Welch had a busy Thursday in Rutland last week. He spoke on behalf of the Community Development Block Grants, visited a Veterans’ Affairs outpatient clinic, sat in on a meeting with the Rutland Regional Chamber of Commerce and got…

Vermont Fish & Wildlife creates new Bird’s Eye WMA
Local News
April 19, 2017

Vermont Fish & Wildlife creates new Bird’s Eye WMA

By Julia Purdy

On a recent early spring day, with snow still blanketing the woods, no green shoots were poking through just yet, but meltwater was trickling across the old woods road along the east flank of Birdseye, where deer and turkey had left recent…

High school students mob Vermont Statehouse for Climate Change Rally
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April 19, 2017

High school students mob Vermont Statehouse for Climate Change Rally

By Mike Polhamus, VTDigger

Nearly 1,400 students descended on the state capitol  Wednesday, April 12, for a rally against climate change. High school students organized the event, which was conceived three years ago by students in a civics class at Harwood Union High School. Several…

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April 19, 2017

Kindred Spirit to triple in size downtown

RUTLAND—Kindred Spirit, Rutland’s unique downtown furniture and home goods store, is moving around the corner and tripling in size, owners Stephen Willoughby and Allison Thompson announced Thursday, April 13. The store, located at 53 Merchants Row, will move to 116 West Street (former home to…

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April 19, 2017

Act 46 Committee preparing info blitz ahead of vote

By Stephen Seitz

LUDLOW — On May 30, voters in Ludlow and Mount Holly will decide whether to close Black River High School and send its students to Mill River High School in North Clarendon. On Thursday, April 13, a committee of Ludlow and Mount…

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April 19, 2017

More Syrian refugee families to arrive in Rutland

By Alan J. Keays, VTDigger

Four more Syrian refugee families are set to come to Rutland by the end of September. They will join two other Syrian refugee families who arrived in the city at the beginning of the year, before President Donald Trump issued…

Local News
April 19, 2017

National Guard readies for trainings, deployment

By Evan Johnson

Vermonters serving in the Vermont Air National Guard and the Vermont National Guard will see a ramping up of trainings in advance of a possible deployment in 2020, Vermont’s Adjutant General Steven Cray announced on April 13. The announcement on Thursday morning…

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April 19, 2017

Welch gets preview of new regional marketing efforts

By Evan Johnson

RUTLAND—Vermont Congressman Peter Welch got an inside look at the Rutland Regional Chamber of Commerce’s efforts to increase the visibility of the Rutland area while on a statewide swing through the state last week. Welch sat down with business and community leaders…