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Shaftsbury resident runs on fight for human rights
Local News
October 17, 2018

Shaftsbury resident runs on fight for human rights

By Katy Savage

SHAFTSBURY—A wave from a stranger kept Brad Peacock alive another day. Organic vegetable farming saved his life.

At age 19, Peacock was at the lowest point of his life.

He had just been discharged from the military…

Local News
October 17, 2018

Windsor dems hold pep rally in Hartland

By Curt Peterson

HARTLAND—Candidates and their advocates began staking and arranging campaign signs in front of Damon Hall in Hartland early Saturday afternoon, in preparation for the Pasta and Politics annual Windsor County Democrats get-together Oct. 13.

Neither Sen. Bernie Sanders…

Local News
October 17, 2018

Laramie bids for gov 

By John Flowers

FAIR HAVEN —Twenty-seven years ago, Chuck Laramie had reached his personal abyss.

A slave to alcohol and recreational drugs, he was so intoxicated one night that a police officer insisted on driving him home.

“He asked me what…

Local News
October 17, 2018

Scott, Hallquist faced off civilly in Rutland debate

By Curt Peterson

RUTLAND—The debate between Republican Governor Phil Scott and his rival Christine Democrat Christine Hallquist was well-managed, informative, and remarkably civil on Oct. 10 at the Paramount Theatre.

Outside, a half-dozen protestors complained that five independent candidates were excluded from…

Local News
October 17, 2018

Candidate Charlie Kimbell discusses the issues

By Curt Peterson

WOODSTOCK—Charlie Kimbell is the unopposed legislative candidate for re-election representing Woodstock, Reading and Plymouth. The Mountain Times had an opportunity to ask Kimbell about the major Vermont issues on for the 2018 election at the Thompson Center on Oct. 10.

Local News
October 17, 2018

Water breaks impact Rutland businesses

Staff report

Several businesses in the Rutland Plaza were without water on Tuesday, Oct. 16, after pipes broke over the weekend.

Wal-Mart temporarily closed Saturday, Oct. 13 after a pipe “blew up” behind it, said Rutland Department of Public Works Projects Manager…

New team leads Woodstock Inn & Resort
Local News
October 11, 2018

New team leads Woodstock Inn & Resort

WOODSTOCK—The Woodstock Inn & Resort Corporation is under new leadership.

After Gary Thulander resigned as general manager this summer, the Woodstock Foundation Trustees Director Douglas Horne announced the formation of a new senior management team to lead future enhancement of guest services.

Walk to End Alzheimer’s raises $37K
Local News
October 11, 2018

Walk to End Alzheimer’s raises $37K

RUTLAND—More than 260 residents from the Rutland area joined the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Sept. 8 in Main Street Park. Participants raised more than $37,000 to fund Alzheimer’s care, support and research programs. Though the amount raised was short of the…

New pup takes on top fly dogs
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October 11, 2018

New pup takes on top fly dogs

By Katy Savage

Whenever Molly sees water, she can’t control herself.

“She gets really hyper,” said Michael Cimonette. “Whether it’s a pool or a lake, she doesn’t care.”

Cimonette, of Pittsford, has to hold Molly, his 1-year-old Labrador Retriever, back from…