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June 7, 2017

What’s next for Black River High School?

By Stephen Seitz

LUDLOW—On May 30 the towns of Mount Holly and Ludlow narrowly defeated an Act 46 merger proposal, which would have closed Black River High School and sent the students of those towns to the Mill River Union Unified School District in North…

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June 7, 2017

Sanders to deliver high school commencement remarks

Saturday, June 10—SO. ROYALTON—U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) will deliver the commencement remarks at two Vermont high schools in the coming weeks.

Sanders will deliver the South Royalton High School commencement address on June 10 in South Royalton. Sanders will also be the commencement speaker…

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June 7, 2017

More than 500 graduate from CCV

NORTHFIELD—The Community College of Vermont (CCV) held its graduation ceremony Saturday, June 3, at Norwich University’s Shapiro Field House.

More than 500 students from across the state received associate degrees at the event.

Students representing all 14 Vermont counties graduated along with students from 11…

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June 7, 2017

Construction update

ROCHESTER— Cold planing will begin this week at the intersection of Route 73 and Bingo Road. They will move this operation east, towards the intersection of Route 73 and 100. Slope stabilization along Route 73 will continue through next week. Expect alternating, one-way traffic around construction…

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June 7, 2017

Wonderfeet Kids’ Museum adds new board members

RUTLAND—Wonderfeet Kids’ Museum in Rutland has announced the appointment of Lorrie Byrom, Francesca Bove, Paul Gallo and Tricia Huebner to its board of directors.

Lorrie Byrom is the owner-director of Camp Betsey Cox for Girls, a long-standing girls’ summer camp and family business in Pittsford….

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June 7, 2017

MKF Properties purchases two downtown Rutland properties

RUTLAND —MKF has purchased 72 Merchants Row, adjacent to the Green Mountain Power (GMP) Energy Innovation Center, and MKF and GMP plan to connect the two buildings to share amenities including conference rooms and the EIC’s rooftop terrace. MKF has also purchased parking lots at…

Ancient site found near proposed solar development in Rutland Town
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May 31, 2017

Ancient site found near proposed solar development in Rutland Town

By Julia Purdy

RUTLAND  TOWN—Vermont has dozens of explored ancient sites that date as far back as 10,000-13,000 years and feature cookfires, refuse dumps, implements and workshops, points, pottery, charcoal and bones, shells, petroglyphs and even burials. Many more lie undisturbed beneath the surface on…

George Vincent Lyons, age 92
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May 31, 2017

George Vincent Lyons, age 92

George Vincent Lyons, 92, died Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at Rutland Regional Medical Center.

George Lyons was born in Troy, N.Y., May 25, 1924, son of Emma C. Ahearn and William J. Lyons. He was a 1941 graduate of St. Joseph’s High School, Troy, N.Y.,…