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August 22, 2018

For rent: Pico Mountain ski area

By Katy Savage

KILLINGTON—Sick of long lines to the chairlift?

For $6,500, you can have the entire base lodge and two lifts to yourself on Tuesday or Wednesday.

Pico Mountain is now available to rent this winter season.

Pico will provide food and an open…

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August 22, 2018

No Confederate flags at Rutland Fair for first time

By Curt Peterson

RUTLAND—As of Monday, Aug. 20, the Rutland Area National Association for the Advancement of Colored People gathered 3,946 signatures on a petition (RANAACP) asking management of the Vermont State Fair to prohibit display or sale of Confederate symbols or flags at last…

Paddleboard race to benefit bike path fund
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August 22, 2018

Paddleboard race to benefit bike path fund

By Polly Lynn Mikula

PLYMOUTH—This Saturday, Aug. 25, about 50 people are expected to race across Woodward Reservoir in Plymouth for the second annual Make A Wave paddleboard race. Paddleboards are provided at no additional cost for those that need them. The family-friendly 1 mile race…

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August 22, 2018

Help wanted: Teachers, principals in demand in many districts

By Lola Duffort/ VTDigger

In Rutland City, school administrators searched high and low for a qualified higher-level math teacher this spring.

Coming up empty, they asked their counterparts in neighboring towns if they could recommend anyone on the market. Basically everyone responded the same way…

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August 22, 2018

Man shoots son through closed door

Staff report

A Goshen man pleaded not guilty on Aug. 20 after police said he shot his son around 3:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 19. Jeffery Young, 49, of Goshen, is being held without bail and is being charged with second degree murder, aggravated domestic assault…

Killington’s first ski nurse passes through town
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August 22, 2018

Killington’s first ski nurse passes through town

By Polly Lynn Mikula

Jane Langill, Killington’s first ski nurse, swung through town with her oldest daughter Martha Thursday, Aug. 16 and stopped by the Mountain Times to introduce herself and share a few stories.

“We lived in the little red farmhouse where Aspen East…

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August 22, 2018

Write-in votes shed light on voter preferences

By Julia Purdy

Ballots bursting with candidates for prominent positions make for exciting races and clear winners, but a deeper dive can offer clues about the minds of voters, especially in primary elections, which are noted for their low turnout, and especially in unsettled times.

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August 22, 2018

Barnard, Orwell fight school consolidation

By Curt Peterson

In June the Agency of Education made “recommendations” for over 90 local school districts that wish to avoid consolidation with merged districts under ACT 46. AoE recommended 18 districts for “forced merger.”

The final decision will be made by the state Board…

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August 22, 2018

Williams asks for recount

By Katy Savage

RUTLAND—After losing a Rutland County Senate seat by five votes in the Republican primary election Aug. 14, candidate Terry Williams has asked for a recount.

Williams, 66, of Poultney, filed his request for recount with the Rutland County clerk on Monday, Aug….

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August 19, 2018

BREAKING: Plymouth man shot by father

 

A Plymouth man was shot by his father in Goshen around 3: 30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 19, police said.

Police said Jeffery Young, 49, had a verbal argument with his son, Nicholas Young, 28, of Plymouth through a locked/closed door.  During the argument, Jeffery…