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April 19, 2017

Welch gets preview of new regional marketing efforts

By Evan Johnson

RUTLAND—Vermont Congressman Peter Welch got an inside look at the Rutland Regional Chamber of Commerce’s efforts to increase the visibility of the Rutland area while on a statewide swing through the state last week. Welch sat down with business and community leaders…

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April 19, 2017

KAG closes after 19 years

By Polly Mikula

KILLINGTON—The Killington Arts Guild, founded in 1998, will close its doors after an unsuccessful search for a president of the guild. The state of Vermont requires at least three directors to qualify as an active nonprofit organization. The stipulation will forced the…

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April 19, 2017

Unification vote fails for seven towns

Royalton voted “no”; a “yes” vote was necessary for school board merger to pass By Evan Johnson

School district officials and community members are looking for a way forward after a plan to unify seven towns into three “side-by-side” districts in central Vermont failed last…

Spring on the slopes
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April 12, 2017

Spring on the slopes

Spring is here and with it soft bumps for the Bear Mountain Mogul Challenge at Killington and a pond to skim at Okemo this past weekend. Looking ahead, Killington will host its pond skimming event this Saturday, April 15.

Such events have become annual rites…

With spring comes new life
Local News
April 12, 2017

With spring comes new life

As spring finally makes its way in with rising temperatures thus melting snow, signs of new life are popping up—trees are budding; small starts of lilies, chives, and other first plants are poking through the mud; and baby animals are being born.

In Woodstock, Billings…

Rutland panel backs $200K to help turn alley into marketplace
Local News
April 12, 2017

Rutland panel backs $200K to help turn alley into marketplace

By Alan Keays, VTDigger

A long-delayed project aimed at bringing people, business and activities to a now-empty downtown alley got a big boost Thursday, April 6, when a city panel gave organizers more money than they were seeking.

Rutland Mayor David Allaire said the project…

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April 12, 2017

With Act 46 votes, deadline looms

By Evan Johnson

Rochester and Wells both have important votes deciding education plans this week. Should they fail, they’ll need to quickly come up with backup plans quickly that satisfy the state’s requirements.

Rochester votes April 11 on a plan to unify with districts in…

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April 12, 2017

Killington library to bring fairy tales to life

By Evan Johnson

KILLINGTON—This September, the grounds around the Sherburne Memorial Library in Killington will come alive with the characters of beloved children’s classics, including Thumbelina, the Little Mermaid, the Ugly Duckling, Cinderella, Rumpelstiltskin and many more. The gathering of these characters is the first…

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April 12, 2017

CSJ to offer video games as varsity sport

College of St. Joseph will add eSports to its list of intercollegiate athletic offerings beginning this fall.

Since its establishment in the early 2000s, professional and club eSports has been an emerging form of competitive gaming and is a fast-growing phenomenon among colleges around the…