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July 4, 2018

Lyft comes to Rutland

By Katy Savage

After navigating roadblocks preventing Lyft’s expansion in Vermont, a bill signed by the governor June 19 has made it possible for the ride hailing company to expand statewide.

The popular transportation service available through an app went live in Rutland and Barre…

Protest draws over 150
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July 4, 2018

Protest draws over 150

By Marguerite Jill Dye

RUTLAND—“Children don’t belong in cages!” stood out among the powerful signs at Rutland’s “Families Belong Together” event.

Over 150 demonstrators of all ages lined up along  Routes 4 and 7 at Rutland’s Main Street Park. There were 750 nationwide marches on…

Latching onto something fishy
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June 28, 2018

Latching onto something fishy

By Paul Holmes

A bald eagle was out looking for breakfast on Kent Pond in Killington the morning of June 13. With an eagle-eye, patience and a stroke of luck, this early bird of prey caught a fishy feast in one…

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June 27, 2018

Former Hood dairy farm debuts goat milk gelato

WHITE RIVER JCT—Sweet Doe Dairy LLC, a newly established farm and creamery in Chelsea, announced the launch of Sweet Doe Gelato, New England’s first and only goat milk gelato, June 21.

Three launch flavors – vanilla, chocolate and coffee – are now available in Co-op…

September events announced at The Paramount Theatre
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June 21, 2018

September events announced at The Paramount Theatre

RUTLAND—The Paramount Theatre just announced a lineup of events in advance of its annual full-season announcement in mid-July. These five, first-rate events (exclusive only to the month of September) continue the tradition of excellence that theatergoers in central Vermont have come to expect and appreciate from…

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June 20, 2018

Ludlow infant strangled; mother, boyfriend statements differ

By Alan J. Keays / VTDigger

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Vermont State Police say the death earlier this year of an 11-month-old boy from Ludlow has been ruled a homicide, with the cause of death determined to be asphyxiation from strangulation or smothering.

While police are…