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Schools consider free pre-K
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March 12, 2019

Schools consider free pre-K

Schools consider free pre-K

By Katy Savage

Faced with declining enrollment, rising costs, and community need some schools are offering full time preschool for free.

Voters in Windsor Central Supervisory Union approved the $50,000 program 926-432 on Town Meeting Day, March…

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March 12, 2019

GMC sustainable reputation felt in community

By Julia Purdy

If farmers know how to do anything, it’s making things grow. That’s the spirit being expressed by faculty and alumni of Green Mountain College, which stunned the campus community and the town by suddenly announcing that spring semester 2019 will…

Rutland Sculpture Trail seeks artist proposals
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March 12, 2019

Rutland Sculpture Trail seeks artist proposals

Seeking to produce an intimate portrayal of a ground-breaking African American Rutland resident, organizers of the Rutland Sculpture Trail issued a nationwide call for artist proposals today.

The sculpture will honor Rutland native Martin Henry Freeman, the first African American president…

Poultney grapples with GMC closure
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March 12, 2019

Poultney grapples with GMC closure

By Julia Purdy

Poultney is at a crossroads with the impending shuttering of Green Mountain College, but with characteristic community spirit, some 200 residents, in addition to 19 state and federal agencies, town officials, UVM, planners and the college itself, came together last…

Rita M. (Cassidy) Jennings, 93
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March 12, 2019

Rita M. (Cassidy) Jennings, 93

Born in the Bronx, New York,  Rita Jennings was the loving wife of the late Hal Jennings, to whom she was married for 68 years. Rita Jennings passed away peacefully at age 93 on Feb. 27. She is survived by her brother Frank Cassidy,…

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March 12, 2019

Killington voters approve 6.9 cent municipal tax increase

By Katy Savage

Newcomer Chuck Claffey defeated incumbent Patty McGrath 202-110 on Town Meeting Day Tuesday, March 5.

Claffey, 49, moved to Killington from Connecticut in 2015. He works remotely as a financial programer for Natwest Markets.

“I wasn’t sure what…

Pico Mountain announces major snowmaking upgrades 
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March 7, 2019

Pico Mountain announces major snowmaking upgrades 

Starting in the 2019-20 season guests will experience a better, more consistent and more reliable snow surface at Pico.

Pending permit approval, the $2.1 million investment will be the largest since Killington took ownership of Pico more…