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Entertainment for Killington World Cup announced
Local News
September 27, 2018

Entertainment for Killington World Cup announced

The entertainment lineup for the World Cup Nov. 23-25 in Killington has been announced.

Paul Oakenfold, KT Tunstall, Michal Franti and Guster (shown in photo) will provide free entertainment each day. Additional entertainment includes the World Cup Festival Village, fireworks, parades and a Friday night bib draw…

Construction updates, resort improvements shared at annual KPAA meeting
Local News
September 26, 2018

Construction updates, resort improvements shared at annual KPAA meeting

Staff report

KILLINGTON—The U.S. Open of Mountain Biking is returning to Killington next year, Killington Human Resources Director Judy Geiger announced the annual Killington Pico Area Association meeting Sept. 26.

The mountain biking competition, held Aug. 1-5, drew about 5,500 visitors to the resort in…

Community comes together for mountain’s rebirth
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September 26, 2018

Community comes together for mountain’s rebirth

By Katy Savage

WEST WINDSOR—About 300 people attended the opening celebration of the long-awaited Ascutney Outdoors Center on Sunday, Sept. 23.

The 3,000 square foot building was designed and built by a number of volunteer community carpenters over the past 20 months at the site…

Local News
September 26, 2018

Brandon solar project files paperwork

By Evan Johnson

BRANDON — A proposed 2.2-megawatt solar array just minutes from downtown Brandon is back for consideration.

A New Jersey-based solar developer has completed a petition for a certificate of public good, according to documents available at the Public Utility Commission. That same…

Local News
September 26, 2018

Welch discusses economy, Act 250 at Suicide Six

By Curt Peterson

POMFRET—Congressman Peter Welch, who is running for re-election this November, met with recreational cyclists in the ski shop at Woodstock Inn’s Suicide Six Ski Resort in South Pomfret to discuss outdoor recreation, a significant part of Vermont’s economy.

Outdoor recreation is a…

Local News
September 26, 2018

Otter Creek cleaner than in the past

By Lani Duke

RUTLAND—Although it seems that Rutland City has frequently released stormwater runoff with sewage into Otter and East creeks, Public Works Commissioner Jeffrey Wennberg said overflow frequency and duration are far less than in the past. New infrastructure in the Northwest Neighborhood gets…

Chet Hagenbarth named Killington town manager
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September 21, 2018

Chet Hagenbarth named Killington town manager

KILLINGTON—The Select Board has appointed a new town manager with a familiar face.

Chet Hagenbarth, who has been an interim town manager since April, was appointed to the town manager position in a meeting Monday, Sept. 16.

Hagenbarth has worked in the…

Local News
September 21, 2018

New historic marker honors first African-American clergyman

By Julia Purdy

WEST RUTLAND—Lemuel Haynes was the first ordained African-American minister in America, and he preached for 30 years in Rutland’s West Parish, now incorporated as West Rutland. On Sept. 8, the 247th state historic marker was dedicated at the tiny Protestant…