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May 31, 2017

Jungle Book coming to downtown Rutland

Phoenix Books funds sculpture, honoring Vt. author Rudyard Kipling

RUTLAND—Work on the first carving announced in a planned series of historical stone sculptures in downtown Rutland will begin in August—but organizers say the “second” sculpture will be completed before the first.

The second planned project,…

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May 31, 2017

Scott vetoes pot bill, says he’s open to compromise

By Elizabeth Hewitt, VTDigger

Gov. Phil Scott became the first governor in the country to veto a bill that would legalize marijuana.

Scott announced Wednesday, May 24, he will send the bill, S.22, back to the Legislature.

However, the governor said he is “offering a…

College of St. Joseph baseball named national champions
Local News
May 24, 2017

College of St. Joseph baseball named national champions

College of St. Joseph’s baseball team is back-to-back USCAA national champions after defeating Apprentice School 6-1 in the title game on May 19.

The Fighting Saints entered the tournament as the No. 2 seed and began their title defense with a 2-0 win over Marygrove…

More drainage, paving construction to come
Local News
May 24, 2017

More drainage, paving construction to come

By Evan Johnson

Roadwork continues on many well-traveled roadways in central Vermont this week. Here are updates on two projects causing the greatest delays in Killington and Rochester.

Route 73

Pike Industries and their subcontractor, J. Hutchins, will continue installing underdrain from the intersection of…

Increased forest damage from caterpillars expected this summer
Local News
May 24, 2017

Increased forest damage from caterpillars expected this summer

Central Vermont’s sugar maple’s and ash trees among the hardest to be hit

Forest tent caterpillars have hatched, according to forest health specialists from the Vermont Dept. of Forests, Parks and Recreation. The insect is expected to cause widespread defoliation this summer, mostly in forests…

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May 24, 2017

Lieutenant Governor Zuckerman visits VFFC

RUTLAND— Lieutenant Governor David Zuckerman visited Rutland’s Vermont Farmers Food Center (VFFC) on Sunday, May 21. Greg Cox, president of the VFFC board of directors, hosted the site visit and discussion along with board members Ryan Yoder, vice president; Jody Condon, treasurer; Kathleen Krevetski, secretary;…

Bears are on the prowl
Local News
May 24, 2017

Bears are on the prowl

Vermont Fish & Wildlife staff are gearing up for what will likely be another record year for bear conflicts. They are asking the public to help keep Vermont’s bears wild by removing any potential food sources that would cause them to associate people with food.

A time to remember
Local News
May 24, 2017

A time to remember

Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States designated for remembering the people who died while serving in the country’s armed forces.  It is observed annually on the last Monday of May, this year on May 29.

Memorial Day is not to be…

Local News
May 24, 2017

Lieutenant Governor Zuckerman visits VFFC

RUTLAND— Lieutenant Governor David Zuckerman visited Rutland’s Vermont Farmers Food Center (VFFC) on Sunday, May 21. Greg Cox, president of the VFFC board of directors, hosted the site visit and discussion along with board members Ryan Yoder, vice president; Jody Condon, treasurer; Kathleen Krevetski, secretary;…