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Hartland tree moves to Montpelier
Local News
December 11, 2018

Hartland tree moves to Montpelier

By Curt Peterson

Holiday season commuters will have to get used to not seeing the lavishly decorated Christmas tree in Larry and Pat Fortier’s yard on Route 12 in Hartland after many years.

The Fortiers’ son Kevin planted the tree 30…

Local to lead VSO’s holiday concert in Rutland
Local News
December 11, 2018

Local to lead VSO’s holiday concert in Rutland

By Katy Savage

Stefanie Taylor had her first experience playing in an orchestra when she was 13.

Taylor attended a two-week summer camp in Poultney, led by the Vermont Symphony Orchestra. She played violin among some of the best players in…

Friendly’s sells a month before closure
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December 11, 2018

Friendly’s sells a month before closure

By Katy Savage

RUTLAND TOWN—About a month before Friendly’s abruptly closed its doors in Rutland Dec. 2, the building and property was purchased by the Friendly’s parent corporation.

According to Rutland Town records, the 1.27-acre property sold to SIC Property ,LLC in…

Killington chef steals the show, wins $20K on Food Network
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December 11, 2018

Killington chef steals the show, wins $20K on Food Network

Staff report

Mason Zeglen had 30 minutes to purchase his ingredients and cook the meal.

Zeglen, of Killington, competing on the Food Network Show, Guy’s Grocery Games,  ran through the grocery store, in competition with three other chefs.

The…

Okemo to benefit from Vail’s $180 million investment
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December 11, 2018

Okemo to benefit from Vail’s $180 million investment

Staff report

Vail Resorts plans to invest about $180 million in the next two years to improve the guest experience across its 18 resorts.

Vail is making a two-year $35 million commitment to investments across its recent acquisitions, including Okemo Mountain Resort,…

Local News
December 11, 2018

FEMA wants $250,000 back from Killington

Board moves to appeal decision

By Curt Peterson

KILLINGTON—Town Manager Chet Hagenbarth had bad news for the Select Board at its Dec. 3  meeting. Not only did he report a negative response from FEMA to the April request for more…

Pico announces opening day
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December 6, 2018

Pico announces opening day

Pico Mountain is scheduled to kick off its 2018-19 winter season at 9 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 14. The sixth annual Opening Weekend Food Raiser will take…

Rutland farmer wants to send Vermont products out of state
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December 5, 2018

Rutland farmer wants to send Vermont products out of state

By Katy Savage

Greg Cox wants to increase availability of fresh produce across the country right from the “heart of Vermont.”

Cox, who is co-founder and president of the Vermont Farmers Food Center (VFFC) in Rutland, received a $105,000 United States Department…

Local News
December 5, 2018

Rainbow Playschool is expanding

By Polly Mikula

WOODSTOCK—The 4 STARS accredited preschool and daycare program, purchased what used to be known as the old Mt. Tom School, located at 281 North Barnard Road, on Oct. 29. It plans to transfer to the new location from…