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Afternoon bidding
Local News
July 26, 2017

Afternoon bidding

By Evan Johnson

The annual Brandon Auction, Tuesday, July 18, attracted 175 people to downtown Brandon and raised over $10K for the town’s chamber.

Local News
July 26, 2017

Bikers aim to create statewide trail network

ROCHESTER— The Rochester/Randolph Area Sports Trail Alliance (RASTA) and Green Mountain Trails (GMT) are partnering up on an initiative to connect their respective networks, according to a news release last week. The project, which recently won the support of a grant from Vermont Huts Association,…

Rutland Area Farm and Food Link faces funding gap
Local News
July 26, 2017

Rutland Area Farm and Food Link faces funding gap

By Alan J. Keays, VTDigger

RUTLAND — Rutland Area Farm and Food Link, a nonprofit organization that works to promote local agriculture and educate the public on its value is said to be in limbo.

Rutland Area Farm and Food Link’s last executive director departed…

Rutland Herald to move out of Wales Street building downtown
Local News
July 26, 2017

Rutland Herald to move out of Wales Street building downtown

By Alan J. Keays, VTDigger

RUTLAND — The Rutland Herald offices are getting ready to leave their longtime home on Wales Street in downtown Rutland.

The newspaper, operating under the corporate name Vermont Community Media, reached an agreement to move in November into a building…

Local News
July 26, 2017

Rutland property tax rate dropping slightly

By Alan J. Keays, VTDigger

RUTLAND — The Board of Aldermen made a move that turned a small tax increase into a slight decrease.

The board voted unanimously Tuesday night, July 18, to reduce the amount of money the city sets aside for working capital…

Local News
July 26, 2017

Rochester School faces narrowing options, deadline approaching

By Evan Johnson

ROCHESTER—The 17 high school students at Rochester School will be able to attend the high school of their choice next year, significantly changing the composition of secondary education in the town.

The latest development in Rochester’s search to provide quality education for…

Hundreds taste wine varietals at annual festival
Local News
July 20, 2017

Hundreds taste wine varietals at annual festival

By Jerry LeBlond

The annual three-day Killington Wine Festival took place Friday-Sunday, July 14-16, at Killington Resort.

The event kicked off with an Estate Wine Tasting Friday night at the Peak Lodge. Saturday was the Grand Tasting event under tents at the K-1 base area….

Bethel bringing 200-foot trout mural to life
Local News
July 19, 2017

Bethel bringing 200-foot trout mural to life

Giant trout, colorful banners, and sculptural riverine benches will soon bring new life and color to Bethel’s Main Street. Thanks to an Animating Infrastructure grant from the Vermont Arts Council and a series of creative partnerships, the Art on the River project will add vibrancy…

FEMA assesses flood damage in Brandon
Local News
July 19, 2017

FEMA assesses flood damage in Brandon

By Evan Johnson

Federal Emergency Management Agency staffers were in Vermont last week, appraising damage  to roads, bridges and other infrastructure from early July rain storms.

On Thursday, July 13, a two-man team of public assistants plus a public affairs liaison drove from the Vermont…