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Combination Pond fishing derby lands good catches
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May 9, 2018

Combination Pond fishing derby lands good catches

By Julia Purdy

RUTLAND—Combination Pond, a former farm pond on Moon Brook nestled within a labyrinthine suburban neighborhood on the eastern edge of Rutland City, was the lively scene of the annual fishing derby Saturday, May 5, which draws families and anglers from all over…

Castleton town office gets new stone bench
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May 9, 2018

Castleton town office gets new stone bench

By Katy Savage

CASTLETON—It’s been a year since the town office building moved to its new location on Route 30.

Until recently, the site lacked any landscaping beyond construction of the new building itself, said new Town Manager Mike Jones.

Jones said a new bench…

DisasTour sees the sun
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May 2, 2018

DisasTour sees the sun

RASTA’s DisasTour race saw its seventh year on Saturday, April 28, with great weather in which to pedal, paddle and run. Team Sports Connection placed first, with a time of 2:17:44.

 

DisasTour races through White River Valley, Saturday

Photos by Jerry LeBlond

Grab your bags, Green Up Day is May 5
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May 2, 2018

Grab your bags, Green Up Day is May 5

Always the first Saturday in May, Green Up Day this year is Saturday, May 5. A Vermont tradition since 1970, Green Up Day is a statewide event when over 22,000 volunteers come together to remove litter from roadsides and public spaces. 2020 will mark Green…

Plymouth, Bridgewater ticket the most in the state
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May 2, 2018

Plymouth, Bridgewater ticket the most in the state

2017 traffic tickets in central Vermont

By Katy Savage

Locals aren’t surprised that Vermont Public Radio recently found both Bridgewater and Plymouth had the highest traffic ticket counts in the state last year.

Jim Haff got a ticket for going 10 miles over the limit…

UVAC swim team raises a record $10,929
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May 2, 2018

UVAC swim team raises a record $10,929

The annual Upper Valley Aquatic Club Swim Team Swim-A-Thon in White River Junction earlier in April was a record-breaker. Athletes swam a total of 8,761 laps in two hours, according to an April 25 news release. Fundraising efforts by UVAC swimmers and families garnered more…

Good weather for ducks (and geese)
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May 2, 2018

Good weather for ducks (and geese)

By Julia Purdy

PITTSFORD—Otter Creek overtopped its banks after days of continuous rain, flooding low-lying roads and fields in Pittsford near Gorham Bridge and at Depot Hill. The popular shortcut from Pittsford to Proctor was closed to traffic, although some couldn’t resist the fun of…

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May 2, 2018

Mustafa Santiago Ali to deliver GMC commencement address

POULTNEY—Green Mountain College President Robert Allen announced that Mustafa Santiago Ali, senior vice president of climate, environmental justice and community revitalization for the

Hip Hop Caucus, will deliver the commencement address, to be held Saturday, May 12.

Ali, a renowned speaker, trainer, and facilitator specializing…

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May 2, 2018

Local tries to ski most vertical feet in the world

By Katy Savage

BRIDGEWATER—Scott Howard has skied more than 6 million vertical feet so far, this season alone.

On a good day, he can get 60 runs on Killington every day.

Howard has skied more (unofficially) than anyone else in the world. Howard is trying to make it official…

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May 2, 2018

CSJ’s future in flux; students riled

By Katy Savage

RUTLAND—The news that College of St. Joseph could be closing drew a wave of concern from students, faculty and staff on Monday, April 30.

A trustees, meeting scheduled for Monday afternoon to discuss the college’s future was postponed, but students met anyway…