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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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September 21, 2018

Local bases mystery series on Rutland

By Katy Savage

RUTLAND—Lisa Mancini was bored with the the mystery novels she was reading, so she wrote her own.

Mancini, 50, who grew up in Rutland, wrote two books in 18 months. She recently self published her second book in a…

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September 19, 2018

Area schools get safety grants

By Stephen Seitz

BRANDON — Late in August, Gov. Phil Scott announced $4 million in grants so that Vermont schools could upgrade their security.

Among them was the Otter Valley Middle and High School in Brandon. Principal Jim Avery said the school…

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September 19, 2018

EV charging providers enjoy a windfall

By Julia Purdy

The latest push in the state’s concerted campaign to put more all-electric or hybrid cars on Vermont’s highways was unveiled Tuesday, Sept. 11 by Gov. Phil Scott. The new Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment program will provide funding to install electric…

IDF World Cup tour returns to Killington 
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September 19, 2018

IDF World Cup tour returns to Killington 

High-speed showdown

Staff report

Sept. 21-23—KILLINGTON—Skateboard and luge racers will bring top talent to the region for the Killington IDF World Cup, Friday, Sept. 21 through Sunday, Sept. 23.

The track down East Mountain Road in Killington is the fastest race course in…