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PEGTV unveils first show for children
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October 25, 2017

PEGTV unveils first show for children

By Evan Johnson

PEGTV has  announce the addition of a new show to channel 15, one designed with its youngest viewers in mind. “ZING A Show for Children,” is PEGTV’s first-ever show for children. After years of producing at PEGTV, Volunteer Independent Producer Mary Crowley…

Motorcyclists hospitalized after Route 4 crash
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October 25, 2017

Motorcyclists hospitalized after Route 4 crash

By Evan Johnson

The rider and passenger of a motorcycle were hospitalized with injuries sustained in a three-vehicle collision at the intersection of Route 4 and East Mountain Road in Killington on Sunday.

According to a press release from the Vermont State Police, Killington Fire…

Local libraries receive children’s books via CLiF
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October 25, 2017

Local libraries receive children’s books via CLiF

By Evan Johnson

On a recent morning in the Killington Elementary School library, Duncan McDougal, executive director of the Children’s Literacy Foundation, posed a riddle to a group of students that sat cross-legged in front of him: How was he able to travel from his…

Prolonged foliage still yielding colors
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October 25, 2017

Prolonged foliage still yielding colors

Pockets of trees in Vermont were still showing peak foliage conditions until Oct. 24, displaying full-bodied orange and yellow hues, and bright reds that are especially spotlighted by early-morning and late-afternoon autumn sunlight.

All stages of fall color are now present across Vermont in what…

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October 25, 2017

Emergency siren test scheduled for Chittenden

CHITTENDEN—The Town of Chittenden’s Emergency Management Team in conjunction with Green Mountain Power announce the initial testing of the warning siren located at the hydro station, Powerhouse Road, Chittenden.

Testing will occur on Nov. 1 at noon and again at 6:30 p.m. Initial testing will…

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October 25, 2017

National Rx take-back day: bring unused in, no questions asked

RUTLAND—On Saturday, Oct. 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Rutland County Sheriff’s Department will accept unused, unneeded or expired prescription and over-the-counter drugs with no questions asked. This will be the 14th national Drug Takeback Day facilitated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, occurring…

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October 25, 2017

REDC to celebrate Rutland County successes

RUTLAND—Rutland Economic Development Corporation (REDC) has announced the agenda for its 80th annual meeting, set for Thursday, Nov. 2, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Casella Theater at Castleton University. Governor Phil Scott will provide the keynote address.

“Through collaboration with many partners, our…

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October 25, 2017

Holcombe: Districts must cut teaching, support staff

By Tiffany Danitz Pache, VTDigger

It’s budgeting season for school boards and keeping education costs down is a priority for the Scott administration. The state’s student population continues to shrink, schooling costs are still going up and most Vermonters haven’t had wage increases in years….

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October 25, 2017

Ex-city attorney doubles down on effort to get out of jail

By Alan Keays, VTDigger

A former attorney for the city of Rutland is taking a second legal avenue to challenge his conviction and prison sentence in a fatal hit-and-run.

Christopher Sullivan, 57, acting as his own attorney, recently filed a petition for post-conviction relief in…

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October 25, 2017

Regional marketing campaign pitches “Real Rutland”

By Alan Keays/ VTDigger

A marketing initiative aimed at boosting Rutland County’s declining population as well as helping the region land more tourists aims to show people the “Real Rutland.”

The “Real Rutland” campaign was unveiled Thursday night at the annual meeting of the Rutland Region…