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December 26, 2018

Huebner, former Rutland hospital chief, to oversee Springfield recovery

By Colin Meyn/VTDigger

Gov. Phil Scott has appointed Tom Huebner, who stepped down in March as the head of Rutland Regional Medical Center, to “evaluate, monitor and assist Springfield Hospital as it confronts serious financial challenges.”

The governor’s office released a statement announcing the appointment Wednesday…

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December 26, 2018

Tourism report shows growth, highlights Vermont ski areas

By Anne Wallace Allen/VTDigger

It’s the season for superlatives at Vermont ski areas, thanks to early snowfall and below-average temperatures.

Killington Resort opened Oct. 19 and will boast 75 days of operation before the year closes on 2018.

The ski areas have been making the most…

Ski areas poised for rebound after rain
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December 24, 2018

Ski areas poised for rebound after rain

Investments in snowmaking upgrades pay off with best-ever efficiency and capability

Turning the corner into the holiday week, Vermont ski areas aren’t allowing the rain on Friday, Dec. 21 to dampen their Christmas spirits.

“We saw this storm coming, and we were ready for it,”…

Barnard school may merge
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December 18, 2018

Barnard school may merge

By Curt Peterson

After 1 ½ years of fighting  and pondering an independent school, the Barnard School Board agreed on Dec.17 to pursue a voluntary merger with the Windsor Central Modified Unified Union School District.

“I move that the WCMUUSD Board not…

Local News
December 18, 2018

Killington town seeks to limit vacation rentals

By Katy Savage

A Killington vacation homeowner may need an Act 250 permit to continue renting his home.

Act 250 District Coordinator William Burke said the three-bedroom home on Estabrook Road has “potential for significant adverse impacts under Act 250…

New restaurant, deli set to open
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December 18, 2018

New restaurant, deli set to open

Staff report

A new restaurant and deli are opening in  Killington.

Don Billings, who owns The Bakery on West Street and Roots the Restaurant on Washington Street in Rutland, recently purchased the former Phat Italian and On the Rocs in…

One of Killington’s longest employees to retire
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December 18, 2018

One of Killington’s longest employees to retire

By Katy Savage

When Dick Horner came to Killington back in 1989, Killington Road was just one lane in both directions, the Killington Grand Hotel didn’t exist and snowboarding was in its infancy.

In his 30 years as town planning and zoning…