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February 8, 2017

Louras kicks off reelection bid

By Evan Johnson

Citing his efforts to rejuvenate and grow the city he calls home, Rutland Mayor Christopher Louras formally kicked off his reelection bid on Monday evening with a call to Rutland residents to elect him for a sixth two-year term . Speaking to…

Q&A with Mike Solimano
Local News
February 1, 2017

Q&A with Mike Solimano

Editor’s note: Mike Solimano is the president and CEO of Killington Resort and Pico Mountain.

Mountain Times: Killington Resort has officially asked the town of Killington to help offset the costs of hosting another World Cup event next year with $100,000. The Select Board has…

“Local” owner closes tab
Local News
February 1, 2017

“Local” owner closes tab

By Evan Johnson

There’s no such thing as an early bedtime for Charles “Chip” Greeno. That’s because for the past 23 years, he’s worked the door at establishments in Rutland, Killington and as far away as New York, staying from when the doors open to…

Scott rebuffs Trump executive order on immigration
Local News
February 1, 2017

Scott rebuffs Trump executive order on immigration

By Anne Galloway, VTDigger

Gov. Phil Scott said he was not surprised by President Donald Trump’s executive order banning immigrants from certain Muslim countries, but he is “disappointed about the tone and the direction this sets for us.” “I think immigration is part of the…

Welch applauds energy savings at GE plant
Local News
February 1, 2017

Welch applauds energy savings at GE plant

By Evan Johnson

NORTH CLARENDON—During a visit to Rutland County last week, U.S. Rep. Peter Welch visited General Electric Aviation’s Rutland plant, where he applauded the plant’s collaboration with Efficiency Vermont to reduce energy consumption. “I just came from Washington and we could use a…

Governor addresses Rutland crowd at luncheon
Local News
February 1, 2017

Governor addresses Rutland crowd at luncheon

Immigration, economy, efficiency featured

By Evan Johnson

RUTLAND—In an address that ranged from President Trump’s recent executive orders barring refugees to economic development to education funding, Governor Phil Scott outlined his plans for Vermont Monday afternoon, Jan. 30, at a luncheon for the Rutland Region…

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February 1, 2017

Permit issued for Killington Village

By Karen Lorentz

Many doubted the day would come, but on Jan. 23, 2017, an Act 250 amended permit was issued for Phase I of the Killington Village master plan. Due to an agreement reached Dec. 19, the appeal of the original Act 250 permit…

Local News
February 1, 2017

Refugee supporters rally in wake of Trump action

By Adam Federman, VTDigger

RUTLAND — Hundreds gathered in Rutland on Saturday, Jan. 28, in opposition to President Donald Trump’s executive order suspending refugee resettlement for 120 days and indefinitely barring Syrian refugees from the country. The order, signed late Friday, drew widespread condemnation from…

John J. Hurley, age 70
Local News
February 1, 2017

John J. Hurley, age 70

John J. Hurley, an avid skier, animal lover, and fixture at Killington for the last 40 years, passed away peacefully on Jan. 18. He was 70. John was born on Dec. 31, 1946, in New York City to the late Joseph and Margaret Hurley of…

Local News
February 1, 2017

Marta Thorne, age 73

Marta M. Thorne, 73 of Wind Gap, Pa., formerly of Killington, Vt., died Jan. 22, 2017, at St. Lukes’s Hospital – Anderson Campus in Easton, Pa. Born Sept. 2, 1943, in Mare Island, Calif. She was the daughter of the late Howard Bankerd. Marta was…