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Stay ‘Bear Smart’
Local News
August 9, 2018

Stay ‘Bear Smart’

As incidents of bears breaking into homes, garages, sheds and vehicles in Vermont increases, so too should efforts by residents to bear-proof their homes and secure potential outdoor food sources that can attract bears.

While searching for food in early July, one bear broke into…

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August 9, 2018

Barnard school seeks independence

By Curt Peterson

BARNARD—The Barnard School Board expects the Vermont Board of Education (BoE) to accept recommendation by the Agency of Education (AoE) to force the school to join the Windsor Central Modified Unified Union School District.

A decision is due Nov. 30.

Pamela Fraser…

Results: Fox US  Open of Mountain Biking
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August 9, 2018

Results: Fox US Open of Mountain Biking

By Paul Holmes

About 250 mountain bike riders attended the USO of MTB at Killington Resort, Aug. 1-5. Some impressive riding was witnessed by crowds of spectators that attended the events.

Results: Grom Bomb Downhill Boys/Girls 7-9 years old

1. Zack Harper, 24th overall, 2:17.45 2….

US Open of Mountain Biking results, by the numbers…
Local News
August 8, 2018

US Open of Mountain Biking results, by the numbers…

About 5,500 spectators came to the US Open of Mountain Biking in Killington, according to resort figures. Here’s a look at the competitors, by the numbers:

60 competitors from 9 nations in the men’s open

14 competitors from 4 nations in…

Hallquist promises progressive innovation
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August 8, 2018

Hallquist promises progressive innovation

By Xander Landen/VTDigger

In 2005, when Christine Hallquist was named CEO of the Vermont Electric Cooperative, the utility was veering toward bankruptcy. It led the state in the number of power outages, a dubious distinction. Its rates were among the highest in Vermont. The Public…

Welch tours Rutland County ahead of election
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August 8, 2018

Welch tours Rutland County ahead of election

By Curt Peterson

RUTLAND—Congressman Peter Welch began his July 30 campaign tour in Rutland County with a visit to the newly renovated Emergency Services Facility at Rutland Regional Medical Center.

Welch is Vermont’s only representative in the United States Congress, and he is up for…

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August 8, 2018

‘The entire house was shaking’

By Katy Savage

LUDLOW—It felt like an earthquake or a hurricane and sounded like dominoes falling down on top of each other. All they could see was a cloud of dust.

“The entire house was shaking, the walls and ceiling were caving in,” said Leone…

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August 8, 2018

Colleges count gaming as a sport

By Katy Savage

CASTLETON—Sitting before a screen may not seem like a sport, but colleges and universities are starting to offer gaming at the varsity level.

The College of St. Joseph added esports to its list of varsity sports last year while Castleton University announced

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August 8, 2018

Starbucks, Five Guys could soon be coming to Rutland

By Curt Peterson

RUTLAND—Two international brands have found Rutland an interesting site for their franchises.

Both Starbucks and Five Guys Burgers have approached officials with proposals to open a new location in town.

With a population of 16,595 and ranked the third largest municipality in…

World Cup scheduled announced
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August 7, 2018

World Cup scheduled announced

The Audi FIS Ski World Cup Tour will descend on Vermont for the third year in a row in November. Ninety athletes representing 20 countries are expected to participate in the slalom and giant slalom events on Killington’s Superstar trail. Killington’s World Cup races will…