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September 6, 2017

Vermont Farmers Food Center awarded $30,000 humanities grant

RUTLAND—The Vermont Farmers Food Center and Shrewsbury Institute for Agricultural Education announce the award of a $30,000 matching grant from The National Endowment for the Humanities for Root Words, a collaborative project that will collect and present the stories of rural Vermonters through live storytelling…

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September 6, 2017

Police shoot, kill Poultney man

By Alan Keays, VTDigger

Vermont State Police say a man who pointed a gun at officers during a standoff early Friday at his home in Poultney was shot and killed when five troopers opened fire.

After the shooting, police said they went into the residence…

State investigates 1 million gallon sewage spill in Rutland
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August 31, 2017

State investigates 1 million gallon sewage spill in Rutland

Photo By Adam Federman, VTDigger Jeff Wennberg, Rutland public works commissioner By Alan J. Keays, VTDigger

RUTLAND – The state is investigating a nearly 1 million gallon overflow of untreated sewage into East and Otter creeks earlier this month in Rutland City, according city Public Works…

Program aims to ease transition to middle school
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August 31, 2017

Program aims to ease transition to middle school

PROSPER Team Leader Kimberly Griffin, right, hands out information about the PROSPER program during the eclipse party in Brandon on Monday, Aug. 21. By Lee J. Kahrs

BRANDON—A new program designed to help parents and kids communicate is being offered to fifth and sixth graders and…

Celebrating Labor Day, the unofficial end of summer
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August 31, 2017

Celebrating Labor Day, the unofficial end of summer

Photo by Paul Holmes

Labor Day is a bit of a misnomer. While the holiday is devoted to workers, many have the day off.  Created by the labor movement in the late 19th century, Labor Day was established to highlight the achievements of…