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Pico Mountain announces major snowmaking upgrades 
Local News
March 7, 2019

Pico Mountain announces major snowmaking upgrades 

Starting in the 2019-20 season guests will experience a better, more consistent and more reliable snow surface at Pico.

Pending permit approval, the $2.1 million investment will be the largest since Killington took ownership of Pico more…

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March 6, 2019

Woodstock unified school district budget passes

The Woodstock Central school budget passed 848-403 Tuesday night.

The $18 million budget is a 3 percent higher per pupil spending increase.

All towns approvd the budget with the exception of Reading which tied 59-59. Other towns voted as follows:

Barnard  57-29

Bridgewater 52-35

Killington 202-104

Touring food truck fare
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March 6, 2019

Touring food truck fare

By Penny Inglee

The food truck Creole Queens was in Rutland March 4 filming a television show for Food Network.

The Stash turns 10
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March 6, 2019

The Stash turns 10

By Mac Domingus

A rider tricks off of a wooden-beast statue in the Stash terrain park during Slash & Berm in 2018.

John McDonald, 61
Local News
March 6, 2019

John McDonald, 61

John F. Jack McDonald, “Jack Mac,” (born Feb. 4, 1958) died March 4 in his home. He  graduated from Enfield High School in Enfield, Connecticut in 1976, where he was the captain of his hockey team.

McDonald graduated from Franklin Pierce College in New Hampshire and…

Meet Dave Lacombe: Snowsurface Manager
Local News
March 6, 2019

Meet Dave Lacombe: Snowsurface Manager

By Karen D. Lorentz

“Man wasn’t meant to play with water in winter. It’s a difficult task,” said Dave Lacombe with an ironic smile and a sense of humor.

It’s a point that Dave Lacombe liked to stress to snowmakers working for him 30 years…

Rutland gymnasts stand atop podium
Local News
March 6, 2019

Rutland gymnasts stand atop podium

Staff report

Gymnasts from Killington, Manchester, Proctor, Pittsford, the greater Rutland area and parts of New York state compete as part of the Cobra gymnastics team, based in Rutland. The team recently traveled to Williston and North Adams, Massachusetts, for competitions taking top podium spots…

Local News
March 6, 2019

2019 health care enrollment report shows more Vermonters covered

The Department of Vermont Health Access announced recently that enrollment in Vermont’s individual health plans increased to 34,396 in January, up nearly 1 percent from the prior year.

The number of subsidized members and unsubsidized members both increased relative to the prior year. Due to…

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March 6, 2019

Tax deduction on health expenses may be restored

By Anne Wallace Allen/VTDigger

Lawmakers in the House Ways and Means Committee are looking at restoring a deduction on health expenses that was removed from the tax code last year.

A proposal sponsored by Rep. Kate Webb, D-Shelburne, would restore the deduction, with the full amount…

Local News
March 6, 2019

Chester to get new electric vehicle charging stations

By Katy Savage

Chester is one of nine communities getting new electric vehicle charging stations with the help of a $25,000 grant.

Two charging stations, to be installed on Cobleigh Street in late summer, will be able to recharge four electrical vehicles at once.

Chester…