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New bakery is a dream come true
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August 29, 2018

New bakery is a dream come true

By Katy Savage

KILLINGTON—Megan Wagner has known what she’s wanted to do since she was 9.

“I remember telling my dad when I was a little girl that I was going to own a bakery one day,” she said.

Her father bought her cookbooks and…

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August 29, 2018

Ruff Life adds to downtown café choices

By Julia Purdy

RUTLAND—Curtis Bourque, born and raised in Rutland and a server/bartender by trade, stood at the counter of the Ruff Life Café, 46 Center Street, waiting for his takeout order of coffee drinks. He missed the old Coffee Exchange down the street, and…

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August 29, 2018

First day of school called off due to mold investigation

By Curt Peterson

POMFRET—Two days before school was supposed to start at Prosper Valley School in Pomfret, parents were advised the morning of Aug. 27 that school would not open as expected due to mold.

“Some significant issues have arisen with the Prosper Valley School…

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August 29, 2018

Killington turns down solar power agreement

By Julia Purdy

KILLINGTON—The long-awaited power purchase agreement with AllEarth Solar of Williston was scuttled on a 2-1 vote at the Killington Select Board meeting Aug. 20. Board members Steve Finneron and Jim Haff voted against; Patty McGrath voted for. Finneron said he thinks there…

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August 29, 2018

Romancing the stone in south-central Vermont

By Julia Purdy

Vermont is famous for its commercially valuable mineral resources, from marble, slate and granite to talc and calcium carbonate. But less well known is a rock that occurs throughout Vermont in the everyday landscape: schist.

Although schist does not feature prominently in…

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August 29, 2018

Investigators: Arson destroyed Woodstock newspaper offices

By Curt Peterson

WOODSTOCK—The Vermont State Police Arson Investigation Unit has declared the Woodstock fire that destroyed the two-story building housing the offices of The Vermont Standard on July 16 as arson.

Evidence taken from the building on July 18 is undergoing a second set…

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August 28, 2018

Williams, Soucy still out in recount

Staff report

A two-day recount of votes in the Republican primary election for a Rutland County Senate Seat found more votes than before. short

The recount showed 16,676 people voted, up from 16,569 votes previously counted—though the outcome hasn’t changed.

Rutland County is comprised of…

Obituaries
August 22, 2018

Obituary: M.B. Neisner, Jr.

Melvin Bauer Neisner, Jr. (MB) came into the world on June 7, 1956 and left it on Aug. 12, 2018 surrounded by his family. His mother, Ellen Garson Neisner, and late father, Melvin B. Neisner, raised him in Rochester, New York where he became an…