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December 26, 2018

WCMUSD proposes 2.5 percent budget increase

By Curt Peterson

The Windsor Central Modified Unified School District Board met at 6 p.m. Dec. 10 for a 2020 budget workshop prior to the regular board meeting. This meeting, in the Killington Elementary School gym, was the first of a rotating schedule of meetings…

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December 26, 2018

To get out of debt, Killington could see significant tax hike

 

By Katy Savage

KILLINGTON— The town could see a significant tax increase in the future.

Town Manager Chet Hagenbarth said the town has accumulated about $2.2 million worth of debt, coming partly from about $588,000 of unfunded expenses from Tropical Storm Irene, and about…

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December 26, 2018

Hartland volunteers unite to repair Puerto Rico storm damage

By Curt Peterson

HARTLAND — In the face of finger-pointing, local fiscal problems and political turmoil in Puerto Rico, two Hartland churches have banded together under the project title Hartland Churches United in Service, to help residents of the island repair Hurricane Maria’s September 2017…

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December 26, 2018

Alleged MUMS shooting scheme foiled

By John Flowers/Addison Independent

MIDDLEBURY — Two 14-year-old Middlebury Union Middle School students have been indefinitely pulled from classes and face juvenile court citations after allegedly cooperating on a plan to shoot another student, and possibly others, on campus on Tuesday, Dec. 18.

Middlebury police are…

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December 26, 2018

Huebner, former Rutland hospital chief, to oversee Springfield recovery

By Colin Meyn/VTDigger

Gov. Phil Scott has appointed Tom Huebner, who stepped down in March as the head of Rutland Regional Medical Center, to “evaluate, monitor and assist Springfield Hospital as it confronts serious financial challenges.”

The governor’s office released a statement announcing the appointment Wednesday…

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December 26, 2018

Tourism report shows growth, highlights Vermont ski areas

By Anne Wallace Allen/VTDigger

It’s the season for superlatives at Vermont ski areas, thanks to early snowfall and below-average temperatures.

Killington Resort opened Oct. 19 and will boast 75 days of operation before the year closes on 2018.

The ski areas have been making the most…

Ski areas poised for rebound after rain
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December 24, 2018

Ski areas poised for rebound after rain

Investments in snowmaking upgrades pay off with best-ever efficiency and capability

Turning the corner into the holiday week, Vermont ski areas aren’t allowing the rain on Friday, Dec. 21 to dampen their Christmas spirits.

“We saw this storm coming, and we were ready for it,”…

Barnard school may merge
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December 18, 2018

Barnard school may merge

By Curt Peterson

After 1 ½ years of fighting  and pondering an independent school, the Barnard School Board agreed on Dec.17 to pursue a voluntary merger with the Windsor Central Modified Unified Union School District.

“I move that the WCMUUSD Board not…

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December 18, 2018

Killington town seeks to limit vacation rentals

By Katy Savage

A Killington vacation homeowner may need an Act 250 permit to continue renting his home.

Act 250 District Coordinator William Burke said the three-bedroom home on Estabrook Road has “potential for significant adverse impacts under Act 250…