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A once-in-a-Rutland art experience
Local News
August 10, 2017

A once-in-a-Rutland art experience

The arts are aplenty in Rutland this weekend. The Rutland Art Walk Friday night will bring visitors along a tour of artwork sprinkled around downtown Rutland, and Chaffee Art Center’s bi-annual Art in the Park goes on Saturday and Sunday.

Courtesy of NeighborWorks…

Killington Swim Team: Small team puts up big results
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August 10, 2017

Killington Swim Team: Small team puts up big results

Sharks swimmers Nova Wang, Matt Titterton, Bailey Peters, Griffin Vanniel and Kyle Weirether competed in this past weekend’s swim meet.

The Killington Swim Team had a successful and fun swim season with Head Coach Kim Peters, and assistants Bailey Peters, Matt Titterton, Kate Ganley, and…

Pond forum yields consensus on the way forward
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August 10, 2017

Pond forum yields consensus on the way forward

By Julia Purdy

RUTLAND— The third of five public forums on Moon Brook took place at the Rutland High School Monday, July 24. The purpose of the forum was to present options for achieving acceptable water temperatures in Moon Brook and its ponds, as well…

Cyclists ride coast-to-coast for pancreatic cancer
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August 10, 2017

Cyclists ride coast-to-coast for pancreatic cancer

By Evan Johnson

Clad in cycling shoes, shorts and superhero t-shirts, three friends near the end of their cross-country bike trip to raise money for pancreatic cancer research.

The trip, which is being called Portland to Portland, is a project of Josh Johannessen, Scott Phillips,…

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August 9, 2017

Rutland makers pitch to investors

By Evan Johnson

Barry Leete and his team were looking to develop a new automatic pump regulator for firetrucks, Dave Goodspeed hoped to create orthopedic footbeds and inserts using 3D printers, and Jeff DeJarnette dreamed of starting an online music production company for artists around the…

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August 9, 2017

Rutland hears complaints of fowl in the city

By Alan J. Keays, VTDigger

RUTLAND — Jeffrey Fredette told city officials last week he shouldn’t have to wake up at the crack of dawn to the crowing of his neighbor’s roosters every morning.

“We do pay a pretty healthy amount of taxes to live where…

Farmer Olympics return for third year
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August 2, 2017

Farmer Olympics return for third year

POULTNEY— Teams of farmers from all over Vermont will come together Wednesday, Aug. 2 at Cerridwen Farms on the Green Mountain College campus in Poultney to compete in a wide range of events designed to challenge farmers’ field skills at the third annual Farmer Olympics,…

With a blast, KMS begins building training air bag jump
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August 2, 2017

With a blast, KMS begins building training air bag jump

By Evan Johnson

KILLINGTON— On Tuesday afternoon, my phone vibrated with a text from Killington Mountain School’s director of athlete development, Gar Trayner: “Meet me at the umbrella bar [at the] bottom of Superstar at 2:50.”

I replied that I was on my way, grabbed…

Welch visits Rutland, Tours makerspace, talks with young pros
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August 2, 2017

Welch visits Rutland, Tours makerspace, talks with young pros

By Evan Johnson

Growing Rutland’s economy and making it a more accessible place for young people to work was the focus of Rep. Peter Welch’s recent visit to Rutland on Monday, July 31.

After attending a groundbreaking ceremony for a $20.8 million road project in…

Annual Chili Cook-off draws hundreds
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August 2, 2017

Annual Chili Cook-off draws hundreds

By Robin Alberti

KILLINGTON— This past Thursday, July 27, the rain moved the annual Chili Cook-off indoors to Snowshed Lodge at Killington Resort, but it did nothing to dampen the mood of those in attendance. The general vibe at the event was rather one of…