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March 8, 2017

1 percent local option sales tax to be rescinded

Act 46 Modified Union District to be created By Polly Lynn Mikula KILLINGTON—Killington may be the first town in the state to rescind a local option tax. The 1 percent option taxes on sales as well as room, meals and alcohol were adopted in Killington…

Mountain Times takes home newspaper awards
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March 1, 2017

Mountain Times takes home newspaper awards

The staff of the Mountain Times had a busy and successful weekend at the New England Newspaper & Press Association’s annual convention in Boston, Feb. 24 -25. In awards for advertising, circulation and marketing, the Mountain Times took home first place in the categories of…

Woodstock Terrace residents “travel” to Cabo San Lucas
Local News
March 1, 2017

Woodstock Terrace residents “travel” to Cabo San Lucas

WOODSTOCK—During the long winter months, it’s not uncommon for the mind to drift toward the warm beaches of a tropical destination. While most may be unable to escape the cold, it’s not stopping the senior residents of Woodstock Terrace Assisted Living, who are currently working…

100 days for 81 years
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March 1, 2017

100 days for 81 years

Killington—Monday, Feb. 27, marked a very special day for Paul Giblin at Killington Resort. A Killington enthusiast for over 30 years and second home owner who didn’t start skiing until age 40 at Gray Rocks Canadian Ski Resort,  Paul celebrated his 81st birthday skiing with…

Deportations sow worry among farmers, immigrant workers
Local News
March 1, 2017

Deportations sow worry among farmers, immigrant workers

By Adam Federman, VTDigger

A sense of fear and unease has taken hold on dairy farms in Vermont and across the Northeast in the wake of enforcement actions last week that led to the deportation of nearly 700 unauthorized immigrants nationwide.

Though no farms in…

Local News
March 1, 2017

Local options tax receipts highlight early winter

By Evan Johnson

At its Feb. 21 meeting, the Killington Select Board announced the local option tax results for the fourth quarter. Killington took in $153,655.43 in sales and use and $92,823.89 in room and meals receipts during October, November and December.

The fourth quarter…

Local News
March 1, 2017

​Meet the Castleton candidates

Local members of the League of Women Voters of Vermont sent the following questions to every candidate on the Castleton ballot. Their responses are published here. Voting will be at Castleton Fire Hall on Tuesday, March 7, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

LIBRARY TRUSTEE:…

Local News
March 1, 2017

Marz Kelly remembered

Marz Kelly of Pittsford, previously of California, Oregon, Georgia and Boston, died in his sleep Thursday Feb. 23 at the age of 36. Being the most amazing man and incredible son anyone could ever hope to know, he will be sorely missed by all who…

Local News
March 1, 2017

Roundup: Town Meetings 2017

By Stephen Seitz

With Town Meeting Tuesday, March 7, for most area towns, here is a round up of some of the questions voters in the area will be asked to decide.

Killington: Killington voters will be asked to approve a $4.5 million budget. Also…