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March 5, 2019

Rutland city approves town, school budgets

Incumbent Rutland Mayor David Allaire won re-election for his two-year seat against Michel Messier 1707-657 Tuesday night.

Messier also lost in a bid for city treasurer 1963-429 to incumbent Mary Markowski.

All of Rutland city’s municipal and school budgets passed as did all the articles.

Voters approved about…

Local News
March 5, 2019

Claffey defeats McGrath, all articles pass

Newcomer Chuck Claffey widely defeated incubment Patty McGrath 202-110 votes at Town Meeting Day Tuesday, March 5.

McGrath has lived in Killington for 28 years and served as selectwoman for six. She said earlier contention on the board is no longer an issue and the…

Record winds
Local News
February 28, 2019

Record winds

High winds battered the region earlier this week, setting a new record for February at the summit of Mount Washington in N.H. On Monday, Feb. 25, the Hays Chart (above) recorded a gust of 171 m.p.h.– more powerful than a Category 5 hurricane! The previous…

Killington presents public safety building plans
Local News
February 27, 2019

Killington presents public safety building plans

 

By Curt Peterson

The Killington Select Board presented plans for the proposed new Public Services Building at a special meeting in the fire house Tuesday, Feb. 26.

On March 5 voters will be asked to authorize borrowing up to $4,775,000 to finance construction on a…

Presidents week was strong for business
Featured
February 27, 2019

Presidents week was strong for business

By David Young, courtesy  Killington Resort

A young skier practices tricks in a park at Killington Resort. Conditions have been great and local resorts are 100 percent open. Now Killington, Pico, Okemo and Suicide Six look ahead to the…

Local News
February 27, 2019

‘ Same goals, different perspectives ’

Two Killington Select Board candidates vie for seat

By Curt Peterson

KILLINGTON—A dozen hardy souls braved a whiteout snowstorm Monday, Feb. 25, to hear the two candidates for Killington Select Board’s one open seat answer questions.

Mike Coppinger, executive director of the Killington…

Local News
February 27, 2019

School budget up slightly, some rates down

By Katy Savage

Despite consolidating schools and restructuring staff to find savings, the Windsor Central Supervisory Union budget is up slightly.

The $18 million budget, to be presented to voters on Town Meeting Day,  is up about .73 percent from the previous year, though the…

Local News
February 27, 2019

First-term Rutland mayor faces challenge on Town Meeting Day

By Alan J. Keays/VTDigger and Polly Mikula

RUTLAND — Two are vying for Rutland City’s mayoral post, and several more are challenging seats on the city’s Board of Aldermen this Tuesday,March 5, Town Meeting Day.

The two candidates on the ballot for the city’s mayoral…

Local News
February 27, 2019

Barstow proposes nearly flat budget

By Russell Jones

CHITTENDEN — The Barstow Unified Union school board has proposed a budget increase of less than 1 percent for the 2020 fiscal year. The .78 percent increase, making a proposed budget of $4.77 million, equals an increase of $36,886 for the next…