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Gobeille calls the opioid crisis “ubiquitous”
Local News
July 19, 2017

Gobeille calls the opioid crisis “ubiquitous”

By Alan Keays, VTDigger

The head of Vermont’s largest agency was speaking Thursday, July 13, in Rutland when a little girl darted in front of him.

“Can I get a high-five?” Al Gobeille, secretary of the Agency of Human Services, asked the toddler.

She kept…

Killington Wine Festival uncorks

Killington Wine Festival uncorks

Tasting wine on the mountain

July 14-16 — KILLINGTON — This year’s wine festival toasts 16 years of tasting events in the heart of the Green Mountains July 14-16, 2017.

Throughout the weekend, representatives from dozens of wineries and distributors pour hundreds of wines and spirits from around…

Killingon debuts flyboarding, paintball, laser tag
Local News
July 12, 2017

Killingon debuts flyboarding, paintball, laser tag

New attractions, events continue to grow summer offerings

KILLINGTON—Since 2015, Killington Resort has invested more than $5 million to enhance its summer offerings including an expanded mountain bike park, adventure center, events and attractions.

The Killington Bike Park expansion continues into the fourth phase of…

Local News
July 12, 2017

Regional marketing initiative kicks off at estate tasting event, Friday

RUTLAND COUNTY—The Killington Valley Initiative, a part of the Regional Marketing Initiative, which involves Rutland County communities, towns and businesses, is set to release its first promotional video on July 14 at the Killington Wine Fest, at Killington Resort during the estate tasting at the Peak…

Rutland Syrian refugee resettlement: We’re in a holding pattern
Local News
July 12, 2017

Rutland Syrian refugee resettlement: We’re in a holding pattern

By Alan Keays, VTDigger

Rutland City leaders say the status of the Syrian refugee resettlement initiative in Rutland is uncertain following a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling.

President Donald Trump issued an executive order in January calling for a 120 day halt to the resettlement…

Fresh Air Kids get a slice of Vermont summer
Local News
July 12, 2017

Fresh Air Kids get a slice of Vermont summer

By Evan Johnson 

CASTLETON—On Wednesday, July 5, a white tour bus pulled into a parking lot at Castleton University in front of a small group of waiting families. One at a time, 10 children and teens emerged blinking into the hot Vermont summer sun as…

Local News
July 12, 2017

Mullin endorses salary disclosure for hospital administrators

By Erin Mansfield, VTDigger

The new chair of the Green Mountain Care Board says hospitals should disclose administrator salaries as part of their annual budget review. Kevin Mullin, who became chair in May, endorsed administrative salary disclosure after a member of the public brought the…