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March 1, 2017

Working forum takes Moon Brook to next step

By Julia Purdy

RUTLAND—As promised at the initial public forum on the fate of Combination Pond in Oct. 24, 2016, public meeting No. 2 of the Moon Brook Pond Modification Project was held Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, at the Rutland High School. Roy Schiff and…

Frosty Feet 5K lives up to its name
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February 22, 2017

Frosty Feet 5K lives up to its name

RUTLAND—On President’s Day, Monday, Feb. 20, dozens came out for the Frosty Feet 5K Run/Walk for Autism Awareness, which began at 11 a.m. at the Rutland Country Club. The event was part of Rutland’s 15th annual Winter Fest celebration, Feb. 17-25. Despite the frozen conditions,…

Vermont Flurry snow sculptures wow crowds
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February 22, 2017

Vermont Flurry snow sculptures wow crowds

WOODSTOCK—On Saturday, Feb. 18 artists were putting final touches on their sculptures carved out of ice blocks on the Woodstock Green as part of the Vermont Flurry Snow Sculpture Contest. The winter festivities on the Green took place over President’s Day weekend, Feb. 17-19, and…

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February 22, 2017

Strong season continues at Killington Resort

Nor’Beaster Spring Pass and events line-up announced

KILLINGTON–Killington Resort continues an expectation-shattering winter season with the announcement of 2017’s Nor’Beaster Spring Pass and events line-up. After kicking off the winter season with another first-in-the-East October opening and electrifying Audi FIS Ski World Cup races in…

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February 22, 2017

Vermont agency selected for regional rebranding effort

RUTLAND—A Brattleboro-based marketing agency has been selected to spearhead a regional marketing campaign aimed at rebranding the greater Rutland region. Mondo Mediaworks, headed by Luke Stafford, a 2016 Vermont Business Magazine “Rising Star,” was selected from a field of nearly two dozen bidders. “We received…

Local News
February 22, 2017

Vail buys Stowe

By Lisa Lynn

For weeks, the signs have been there: fleet cars with Colorado plates cruising the Stowe Mountain Road, helicopters hovering over Spruce Peak, rumors of Vail Resort’s senior management locked in closed door sessions with the head honchos from Stowe Mountain Resort and…

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February 22, 2017

Large field competes for seat on the Board of Aldermen

Referendum on refugee resettlement?

By Adam Federman, VTDigger

RUTLAND—Seventeen candidates are vying for just six seats on the board of aldermen in the upcoming election on March 7. That figure is about twice the number of candidates typically in a board election over the last…

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February 22, 2017

Snow crews undaunted

By Stephen Seitz

Some may have been lulled by the mild winter last year, but when winter returned with a vengeance this year, Vermont’s towns were ready for it. “I think we’re on track,” said Killington Town Manager Deborah Schwartz. “We were prepared in terms…

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February 22, 2017

Mayor Louras faces three challengers to win sixth term

By Adam Federman, VTDigger

RUTLAND—At the first mayoral debate hosted by PEG-TV two weeks ago, Kam Johnston responded to a question dealing with the city’s infrastructure needs by saying, “Ironically enough it’s gotten a little tense and it’s not me.” The irony was in the…

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February 22, 2017

Route 4 slated for extensive spring and summer roadwork

By Evan Johnson

Drivers between Rutland and Killington will have to time their drives carefully this spring and summer, as Route 4 has been slated for a project involving the planing and resurfacing of roughly 15 miles. The project will begin slightly east of the…