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August 2, 2017

Paramount Theatre unveils upcoming season lineup

RUTLAND— The Paramount Theatre unveiled its 2017-2018 season at the historic hall, Friday, July 28.

“The upcoming season continues the great tradition of presenting diverse selections of events to our community,” said Eric Mallette, the Paramount Theatre’s programming director. “We take our role in the…

West Haven yields clues to Vermont’s ancient past
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August 2, 2017

West Haven yields clues to Vermont’s ancient past

By Julia Purdy

WEST HAVEN— Matt Moriarty banged on the weatherbeaten door of the sagging shed to give the snakes fair warning. The snakes could be timber rattlers or black rat snakes, which share the old Galick farmstead with caretakers Dave and Elaine, who have…

Local News
August 2, 2017

Man admits beating his mother to death with wine bottles

By Alan Keays, VTDigger

EAST POULTNEY— Roderick Geronimo looked straight ahead and showed no emotion as he admitted killing his 82-year-old mother by slamming a kitchen table into her chest and bashing her over the head with a pair of wine bottles. Geronimo, 55, who…

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August 2, 2017

One principal for Black River HS and Ludlow Elementary

By Stephen Seitz

LUDLOW— Ludlow Elementary School principal Karen Trimboli has taken over from Shannon Martin as principal of Black River Middle and High School.

“I am excited to have the opportunity to provide positive leadership for the school and the children,” Trimboli said.

Martin,…

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August 2, 2017

Reading votes to join supervisory union, Act 46

On Tuesday, July 25, Reading voters approved a measure to join a new regional school district that nearby towns approved in March under Act 46, the state’s education reform law.  Reading will now join, the Windsor Central Modified Unified District includes Woodstock, Pomfret, Bridgewater, Killington…

Killington Wine Festival a financial success
Local News
July 26, 2017

Killington Wine Festival a financial success

The Killington Wine Festival, a fundraiser for the Killington Pico Area Association (KPAA), was held July 14-16. The weekend began with an estate Tasting at the Peak with over 200 guests sampling wine from 20 various wineries and distilleries. The event also was the public debut…

Obituary: Charles Zankowski, 68
Local News
July 26, 2017

Obituary: Charles Zankowski, 68

Christopher (Bunky) Charles Zankowski, 68, of Chittenden Vermont passed away in his home on Saturday July 8 2017 “after many years of fighting the Good Life.” He was born in Uxbridge of Middlesex County, England the son to Casimir and Casimira (Kowalewska) Zankowski.

Christopher leaves…

On the rocks
Local News
July 26, 2017

On the rocks

By Paul Holmes

A climber hangs onto the cliffside of Deer Leap in Killington, taking advantage of a dry day to practice mountain climbing skills on the rock face. Deer Leap cliffs, just below the lookout and above Inn at Long Trail at the top…