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April 5, 2017

State approves Ludlow solar array, Vermont’s largest

By Mike Faher, VTDigger

State regulators have approved a massive Windsor County solar array that will be four times the size of any such project built in Vermont so far. The Coolidge Solar project, to be built in Ludlow and Cavendish, will be capable of…

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April 5, 2017

Firm tackles Rutland Region marketing campaign message

By Alan J. Keays, VTDigger

It’s not easy to promote several messages at once, but Luke Stafford says he’ll give it his best shot. “We’re going to have to walk that fine line together as a group here of not diluting our effort so much…

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April 5, 2017

Rutland students dominate at 3D printer competition

By Stephen Seitz

RUTLAND—Students from Rutland High School and Rutland Middle School both claimed first place at the third annual 3D Modeling Event, held this year on March 24 at the Vermont Technical Center in Randolph. “This was our third year of participation,” said the…

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April 5, 2017

Castleton University introduces gender inclusive housing

CASTLETON—Beginning with the April room selection process for fall 2017, Castleton University will offer gender-inclusive housing options, a concept that stems from work by the University’s President’s Council on Inclusive Excellence. Allowing residence halls to be a diverse living environment for all students, dorms both…

Spring ushers in Killington’s Nor’Beaster event lineup
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March 29, 2017

Spring ushers in Killington’s Nor’Beaster event lineup

KILLINGTON– As spring weather creeps in to replace winter, Killington Resort announces its 2017 Nor’Beaster 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 November, Killington quickly eclipsed the previous winter’s snowfall…

Wasps look to sting at hockey nationals
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March 29, 2017

Wasps look to sting at hockey nationals

By Evan Johnson

The Woodstock Wasps youth hockey team has traveled far for their wins this season. Of the 43 games played, the team has established a 31-11-1 record while traveling to faceoff against teams in Northern New York state and Connecticut. The Wasps’ record…

F&W suggests removing bird feeders April 1
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March 29, 2017

F&W suggests removing bird feeders April 1

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department says warm spring weather and melting snows will bring bears out of their winter dens in search of food. The department recommends taking down bird feeders on April 1 to avoid attracting them. Bears are very fond of suet…

Mendon student wins state math competition
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March 29, 2017

Mendon student wins state math competition

By Evan Johnson

Math and science can be daunting subjects for young students, but for seventh grader Sophia Hussak of Mendon, the world of numbers appears to come quite easily. The 13-year-old at Barstow Memorial School took home first place in her division at the…

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March 29, 2017

Killington Road redevelopment advances

By Evan Johnson

At a planning commission meeting last week, engineers and architects presented a plan for managing traffic in the main commercial center of Killington. Using local traffic data and case studies from other ski areas in Vermont and around the country, the plan…

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March 29, 2017

New dump trucks en route to Killington

By Evan Johnson

KILLINGTON—Killington Highways and Facilities Director Chet Hagenbarth said his department has a plan to replace two new dump trucks as planned in the 2018 capital budget. At the March 21 Select Board meeting, Hagenbarth presented his plan to replace a 2011 International…