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October 11, 2018

Dancing with the Rutland Stars winners announced

RUTLAND—In front of a sold-out crowd at the Paramount Theatre, Praveen Keshava, ophthalmologist and owner of Central Vermont Eye Care, and Sam Ho, a dance instructor at Cobra Gymnastics and Dance Center, were presented with the Mirror Ball Trophy as the Judges Choice at…

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October 11, 2018

KWCC grants $207K to youth skiing

By Katy Savage

The Killington World Cup Committee has given 17 ski organizations across seven Northeastern states grants to expand youth skiing and riding.

Local ski foundations and organizations received a total of $207,000 from the KWCC’s first grant awards.

The…

Chittenden’s South Pond cabin to be rebuilt
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October 10, 2018

Chittenden’s South Pond cabin to be rebuilt

By Abagael Giles

CHITTENDEN—The Vermont Huts Association will build yet another new hut come Spring 2018. The announcement came less than a week after the organization installed the Chittenden Brook Hut at

Chittenden Brook Campground, near Brandon Gap, on Sept. 28.

On Thursday, Oct. 5,…

Couple breaks state record with one-ton pumpkin
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October 10, 2018

Couple breaks state record with one-ton pumpkin

By Katy Savage

BENSON—Some days, the pumpkin in Dan and Holly Boyce’s backyard grew 50 pounds a day. In 86 days, the pumpkin grew from the size of a cherry to the weight of a ton.

The Boyce’s 2,017-pound pumpkin broke the state record this…

Ninja warriors to compete in Killington
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October 3, 2018

Ninja warriors to compete in Killington

By Katy Savage

Ninja warriors are coming to town.

Allyssa Beird and Joe Moravsky, who compete on the NBC television show “American Ninja Warriors,” are making a special guest appearance for the inaugural WreckTangle Championship at Killington Resort Sunday, Oct. 7 from…

Candidate forum offers food for thought
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October 3, 2018

Candidate forum offers food for thought

By Julia Purdy

RUTLAND—Some 50 citizens attended a candidates’ forum at the Rutland Public Library Saturday, Sept. 22, sponsored by the Rutland chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Tabitha Pohl-Moore, president of the chapter, said that the focus of…

Mountain biking clubs expand in schools
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October 3, 2018

Mountain biking clubs expand in schools

By Katy Savage

As mountain biking trails are being blazed in the area, the sport is also growing in schools.

The Woodstock High School Cycling Club launched at Woodstock Union Middle-High School this year under Todd Uva’s leadership.

Uva, who has…

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October 3, 2018

Former Rutland police chief receives award

By Katy Savage

Being a police officer took on a different meaning for James Baker when he became chief of the Rutland City Police Department in 2012.

Instead of policing and stopping cars and hoping to find a criminal activity, he looked…

U.S. Open of MTB to return
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October 3, 2018

U.S. Open of MTB to return

Staff report

KILLINGTON—The U.S. Open of Mountain Biking is returning to Killington next year, Killington Human Resources Director Judy Geiger announced at the annual Killington Pico Area Association meeting, Wednesday, Sept. 26.

The mountain biking competition, held Aug. 1-5, drew about 5,500…

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October 3, 2018

Fired officer sues Castleton and its PD

By Lani Duke

A lawsuit has been filed against the Castleton police chief.

Officer Cheri McDermott, who was fired Dec. 3, 2017, filed the lawsuit Sept. 27, claiming Castleton Police Chief Peter Mantello planned to remove her and had said that women…