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February 1, 2017

Castleton adds more downtown student housing

RUTLAND—Castleton University, in a continuing partnership with MKF Properties and Mark Foley, Jr., will expand its housing options in downtown Rutland to include apartments in the Gryphon Building at the corner of West Street and Merchants Row. The second floor of the building will be…

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February 1, 2017

Fire department moves forward on new trucks, fire station

By Evan Johnson

KILLINGTON—At the Killington Select Board meeting Tuesday, Jan. 24, the Killington Volunteer Fire Department updated the town on new fire trucks and the opportunity for a new fire station on Killington Road (known locally as the Access Road). Chief Gary Roth said…

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February 1, 2017

Killington Town Meeting warned

By Evan Johnson

KILLINGTON—The Killington Select Board has warned its 2017 town meeting agenda with a number of elected positions to fill, budgets to approve and additional articles. Voters will elect nine town officers, including a Select Board member, moderator, town clerk, lister, grand juror,…

Women’s March overwhelms Montpelier
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January 25, 2017

Women’s March overwhelms Montpelier

By Elizabeth Hewitt, VTDigger

A sea of homemade political placards and pink knitted hats flooded Montpelier Saturday, Jan. 21, as demonstrators overwhelmed the capital to protest the policies of President Donald Trump. The local Women’s March drew an estimated crowd of between 15,000 and 20,000…

Commemorated in bronze
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January 25, 2017

Commemorated in bronze

Life-size statue underway to honor Killington founder Preston Leete Smith

By Karen D. Lorentz As the founder of Killington and a ski industry pioneer, Preston Leete Smith has been the recipient of many honors, from inductions into the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame…

First Syrian refugee family arrives in Rutland
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January 25, 2017

First Syrian refugee family arrives in Rutland

By Adam Federman, VTDigger

RUTLAND — The first of up to 100 Syrian refugees expected to make Rutland their new home have arrived. One family arrived in the city Wednesday, Jan. 18, and the second was expected to enter the country later Thursday, according to…

Red meat and Trump: Vermonters celebrate inauguration in D.C.
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January 25, 2017

Red meat and Trump: Vermonters celebrate inauguration in D.C.

By Jasper Craven, VTDigger

On Thursday evening, Jan. 19, in the back room of a dimly lit steakhouse near the White House, roughly 20 Donald Trump supporters from Vermont gathered to celebrate November’s Republican victory: the menu was red meat and wine. The gathered group…

Vermont Farmers Food Center shares plans with Senate committees
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January 25, 2017

Vermont Farmers Food Center shares plans with Senate committees

By Evan Johnson

RUTLAND—Rutland’s farmer’s market started, Greg Cox said, “with four vendors and no customers.” On Thursday morning, Jan. 19, after four years of steady growth fueled by local interest and volunteer work, Cox, the Vermont Farmers Food Center (VFFC) board president took the…

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January 25, 2017

Killington Select Board discusses tax schedule change

By Evan Johnson

KILLINGTON—At the Jan. 17 Select Board meeting, board members weighed the pros and cons of adjusting the number of tax payments to three, to be paid in August, November and February. The new schedule would eliminate the May “mud season” payment. When…

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January 25, 2017

New Rutland opioid treatment center opens

RUTLAND—Bradford Psychiatric Associates (BPA) has assumed management of the former Green Mountain Family Medicine Clinic in Rutland and White River Junction. The office-based outpatient treatment clinics provide medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for patients seeking recovery from opioid use disorder. Between its Rutland and White River Junction…