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November 8, 2017

Trump taps Rutland treasurer for federal post in Vermont

By Alan Keays, VTDigger

City Treasurer Wendy Wilton has been appointed by the Trump administration to a federal post.

Wilton, who has served as the city’s elected treasurer for more than 10 years, has been named the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service…

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November 8, 2017

Scholarship honors Vegas shooting victim

EAST DORSET— The family of Sandy Casey has announced the creation of a scholarship fund in her memory.

The Sandy Casey Scholarship Fund, honoring the life of the East Dorset native who was killed in the Las Vegas shooting on Oct. 1, will…

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November 8, 2017

Vermont Adaptive to participate in “Giving Tuesday” campaign

KILLINGTON— For the fourth year, Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports, a nationally recognized nonprofit that provides sports and recreational programming on a daily, year-round basis to people with disabilities, will participate in the world-recognized charitable giving campaign, #GivingTuesday, on Tuesday, Nov. 28.

It…

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November 8, 2017

Killington to welcome 30 brewers in new beer fest

KILLINGTON— For the last 25 years, the Vermont Brewers Association (VBA) has been running a brewers’ festival on the waterfront in Burlington. New for 2018, the brewers are getting together to create a collaboration festival outdoors in the picturesque mountain setting of Killington Resort…

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November 8, 2017

Downtown opens new chapter with unveiling

RUTLAND— The first in a planned series of sculptures highlighting local and regional history, was unveiled today, beginning a new chapter for downtown Rutland and the city’s ongoing revitalization.

The sculpture, a massive bookstand holding a 3 foot high, open “Jungle Book,” its…

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November 8, 2017

Rededication of veterans memorial scheduled

RUTLAND— Chapter 1, Vietnam Veterans of America, will rededicate the Rutland County Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Main Street Park in Rutland Saturday, Nov. 11, at 10 a.m.

A brief ceremony will feature a new marble sculpture of a Vietnam soldier, the addition of…

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November 8, 2017

School choice expert to speak

By Stephen Seitz

LUDLOW— A local committee dedicated to keeping the Black River High School open has invited the Ethan Allen Institute to speak on school choice.

The Black River Independent School Committee (BRISC) will hear what the conservative Institute’s Rob Roper has…

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November 7, 2017

Killington Resort opens for 2017-2018 season

Vermont’s Killington Resort, the largest ski and snowboard destination in Eastern North America and part of the POWDR adventure lifestyle company, is scheduled to kick off its 2017-18 winter season at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, becoming the first Eastern resort to open for skiing…

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November 2, 2017

Rutland Area Farm and Food Link to end operations

The Board of Directors of the Rutland Area Farm and Food Link (RAFFL) voted at their October meeting to cease operations by year end. RAFFL currently operates five programs and is in negotiations with local food system partners to continue this work.

“The decision to…

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November 2, 2017

Following windstorm, utilities rush to restore power

By Evan Johnson

Thousands of Vermonters remain without power this week after an aggressive windstorm Sunday night and Monday morning downed trees and powerlines, taking out electricity throughout the state.

“Power companies are making progress, but report that there are some customers who could be…