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Vail reinstates discount at Okemo for low-income kids
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January 1, 2019

Vail reinstates discount at Okemo for low-income kids

By Garren Poirier, courtesy Okemo Kids carry skis to the lift at Okemo’s Jackson Gore while catching snowflakes on their tongues.

By Kit Norton/VTDigger

After a week of public outcry and scrutiny, Vail Resorts has reinstated discounted prices for low-income school children…

Remote worker grant application set to launch Jan. 1
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January 1, 2019

Remote worker grant application set to launch Jan. 1

The Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development today announced the Remote Worker Grant Program will officially launch on Jan. 1, 2019. The program offers reimbursement grants of up $5,000 per year ($10,000 over two years) to remote workers across the country who move…

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December 31, 2018

Police warn of scam

 Police are warning the public of a scam.

The phone caller from the number (802) 242- 2022 is identifing themselves as working for the Vermont Department of Public Safety, and is requesting individuals nto pay a bond or be…

New Yorker cartoonist introduces book to fans in Woodstock
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December 26, 2018

New Yorker cartoonist introduces book to fans in Woodstock

By Curt Peterson

It’s true, a lot of people read the New Yorker, at least in part, for the cartoons, and about 70 of them showed up for Edward Koren’s introduction of his new book, “Koren in the Wild” at the Norman Williams Library in…

Roots owner expands to Killington
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December 26, 2018

Roots owner expands to Killington

By Katy Savage

Donald Billings doesn’t like to sit still.

After relocating his Rutland restaurant, Roots, to Washington Street and reopening Dec. 7 with double the seating, Billings, the owner and chef, opened a market and deli in Killington. Now he’s ready to open another…

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December 26, 2018

WCMUSD proposes 2.5 percent budget increase

By Curt Peterson

The Windsor Central Modified Unified School District Board met at 6 p.m. Dec. 10 for a 2020 budget workshop prior to the regular board meeting. This meeting, in the Killington Elementary School gym, was the first of a rotating schedule of meetings…

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December 26, 2018

To get out of debt, Killington could see significant tax hike

 

By Katy Savage

KILLINGTON— The town could see a significant tax increase in the future.

Town Manager Chet Hagenbarth said the town has accumulated about $2.2 million worth of debt, coming partly from about $588,000 of unfunded expenses from Tropical Storm Irene, and about…

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December 26, 2018

Hartland volunteers unite to repair Puerto Rico storm damage

By Curt Peterson

HARTLAND — In the face of finger-pointing, local fiscal problems and political turmoil in Puerto Rico, two Hartland churches have banded together under the project title Hartland Churches United in Service, to help residents of the island repair Hurricane Maria’s September 2017…

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December 26, 2018

Alleged MUMS shooting scheme foiled

By John Flowers/Addison Independent

MIDDLEBURY — Two 14-year-old Middlebury Union Middle School students have been indefinitely pulled from classes and face juvenile court citations after allegedly cooperating on a plan to shoot another student, and possibly others, on campus on Tuesday, Dec. 18.

Middlebury police are…