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Rutland cheerleaders win first national championship
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March 8, 2017

Rutland cheerleaders win first national championship

RUTLAND—History was made for Vermont on Feb. 25 in Ocean City, Md., when the Rutland High School’s Varsity Cheerleaders won Vermont’s very first National Cheer Championship title against teams from across the country at the Reach the Beach National Competition. The day started with one…

Sugaring season is off to a promising start
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March 8, 2017

Sugaring season is off to a promising start

Governor Scott officially opens Vermont’s “sweetest season” The unseasonably warm days and crisp nights through February have had the sap gushing, and the 2017 maple season is not only underway but off to a promising start. Last year, Vermont produced almost 2 million gallons of…

Willis and Ward to wed
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March 8, 2017

Willis and Ward to wed

Ron and the late Ellen Jeanne Willis announce the engagement of their daughter, Charmaine Noelle Willis, to Scott David Ward, son of Lynda and the late Baxter “Toby” Ward, of Searsport, Maine. Scott and Charmaine met while she was attending the University of Southern Maine…

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March 8, 2017

Vermont leads nation in solar jobs per capita, again

A new report by The Solar Foundation cites Vermont as a national leader in the solar industry, ranking third for the number of solar jobs per capita. Between 2015 to 2016, solar jobs in Vermont grew by 29 percent, with an additional 400 solar jobs created in the state last…

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March 8, 2017

Reps pitch growing economy at legislative breakfast

By Evan Johnson

Growing the Rutland region’s economy was the a subject of discussion at a legislative breakfast in downtown Rutland on Monday morning. The March 6 meeting organized by the Rutland Region Chamber of Commerce and the Rutland Economic Development Corp. featured a panel…

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March 8, 2017

CU goes tobacco-free

CASTLETON—Castleton University announced Thursday that it will be joining nearly 2,000 colleges and universities across the country in becoming a tobacco free campus beginning Aug. 1. In November the Vermont State Colleges board of trustees unanimously approved a measure to ensure all VSC institutions will…

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March 8, 2017

Construction season begins

By Stephen Seitz

LUDLOW—The town of Ludlow has a busy year ahead for its bridges, dams and culverts, and the first one is already underway. First on the list are upgrades to the Red Bridge Dam, which began in late February. Lake Rescue is north…

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March 8, 2017

Welch: Trump effect boosts Town Hall turnout

By Alan J. Keays, VTDigger

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION– U.S. Rep. Peter Welch attributed the largest crowd he’s ever had at a town hall meeting to someone who wasn’t even there: President Donald Trump. “This is bigger because of the times,” Welch said Friday evening, March…

Allaire defeats Louras, becomes new city mayor
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March 8, 2017

Allaire defeats Louras, becomes new city mayor

By Evan Johnson RUTLAND CITY—The third third time was the charm for David Allaire. The 19-year veteran of the Rutland City Board of Aldermen successfully unseated sitting Mayor Chris Louras by a wide margin. Initial results on Tuesday evening showed Allaire taking 2,196 votes to…