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August 15, 2018

Killington News Briefs

West Park Road to be paved

KILLINGTON— West Park Road will be paved for 1,200 feet, past Cliff Road, then millings will be applied for the rest of the road. That job, plus half a mile on Killington Road, will cost $176,000. The millings will…

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August 15, 2018

Killington Select Board hesitates on solar

By Julia Purdy

KILLINGTON—Obstacles are multiplying for the town’s installation of 15 solar trackers.

The Killington Select Board discussed the actual cost per kilowatt-hour; the wisdom of taking on long-term debt in which the savings in electric bills would not be felt for some time;…

Top 5 events for the weekend
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August 10, 2018

Top 5 events for the weekend

Have you ever wanted to see what the Long Trail is all about? This weekend is your chance to be guided on a day-long hike with a leader.

If hiking isn’t your thing, Taste of Woodstock, with local food, local chefs, fun music and entertainment…

Stay ‘Bear Smart’
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August 9, 2018

Stay ‘Bear Smart’

As incidents of bears breaking into homes, garages, sheds and vehicles in Vermont increases, so too should efforts by residents to bear-proof their homes and secure potential outdoor food sources that can attract bears.

While searching for food in early July, one bear broke into…

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August 9, 2018

Barnard school seeks independence

By Curt Peterson

BARNARD—The Barnard School Board expects the Vermont Board of Education (BoE) to accept recommendation by the Agency of Education (AoE) to force the school to join the Windsor Central Modified Unified Union School District.

A decision is due Nov. 30.

Pamela Fraser…

Results: Fox US  Open of Mountain Biking
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August 9, 2018

Results: Fox US Open of Mountain Biking

By Paul Holmes

About 250 mountain bike riders attended the USO of MTB at Killington Resort, Aug. 1-5. Some impressive riding was witnessed by crowds of spectators that attended the events.

Results: Grom Bomb Downhill Boys/Girls 7-9 years old

1. Zack Harper, 24th overall, 2:17.45 2….

US Open of Mountain Biking results, by the numbers…
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August 8, 2018

US Open of Mountain Biking results, by the numbers…

About 5,500 spectators came to the US Open of Mountain Biking in Killington, according to resort figures. Here’s a look at the competitors, by the numbers:

60 competitors from 9 nations in the men’s open

14 competitors from 4 nations in…

Hallquist promises progressive innovation
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August 8, 2018

Hallquist promises progressive innovation

By Xander Landen/VTDigger

In 2005, when Christine Hallquist was named CEO of the Vermont Electric Cooperative, the utility was veering toward bankruptcy. It led the state in the number of power outages, a dubious distinction. Its rates were among the highest in Vermont. The Public…

Welch tours Rutland County ahead of election
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August 8, 2018

Welch tours Rutland County ahead of election

By Curt Peterson

RUTLAND—Congressman Peter Welch began his July 30 campaign tour in Rutland County with a visit to the newly renovated Emergency Services Facility at Rutland Regional Medical Center.

Welch is Vermont’s only representative in the United States Congress, and he is up for…

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August 8, 2018

‘The entire house was shaking’

By Katy Savage

LUDLOW—It felt like an earthquake or a hurricane and sounded like dominoes falling down on top of each other. All they could see was a cloud of dust.

“The entire house was shaking, the walls and ceiling were caving in,” said Leone…