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August 1, 2018

City could see first downtown hotel in decades

By Lani Duke and Katy Savage

RUTLAND—The former Rutland Herald building in downtown Rutland could become the city’s first downtown hotel.

DEW Construction, of Williston, has an option to purchase the building for $620,000.

“That’s considered to be a depressed area,” said DEW Vice President…

Locally-made cookie cutters head to White House
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July 26, 2018

Locally-made cookie cutters head to White House

RUTLAND— Ann Clark Cookie Cutters has been selected to represent Vermont at this year’s “Made in America Product Showcase,” hosted by The White House on Monday, July 23.  This year’s event will feature manufacturing companies from across the country, with one company representing each…

Shrewsbury 5-year-old and his grandmother drown
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July 25, 2018

Shrewsbury 5-year-old and his grandmother drown

Staff report

A grandmother and her grandson drowned on Friday, July 20, at the Lowell Lake State Park lake access area in Londonderry, Vermont State Police reported.

Julie Lawrence, 56, rushed into the water to help her 5-year-old grandson, Jaxon Lawrence, who…

New bike park opens at S6
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July 25, 2018

New bike park opens at S6

POMFRET—On Saturday, July 21 the Woodstock Inn & Resort, in partnership with Sinuosity: Flowing Trails, unveiled three miles of completed mountain biking trails that are now accessible via the Suicide Six Ski Area’s quad chairlift.

The new bike park welcomes all ages and…

Local News
July 25, 2018

REDC wins grant for new health center

$131,206 grant will include new base for Parent-Child Center

RUTLAND—The Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development (ACCD) has awarded Rutland Economic Development Corporation (REDC) a subgrant of $131,206 to develop a health and education center that will house the Rutland County Parent-Child Center…

US open comes to Killington Aug. 1
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July 25, 2018

US open comes to Killington Aug. 1

KILLINGTON—Killington Resort today announced registration is open for the 2018 Fox US Open of Mountain Biking on Aug. 1-5 and spectators are invited to attend for free.

The Fox US Open features a Pro/Am style format and offers the most challenging and competitive…

Killington to get more solar panels
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July 25, 2018

Killington to get more solar panels

By Julia Purdy

KILLINGTON—Much of the regular July 16 Select Board meeting concerned the impending contract with AllEarth Solar of Williston for installation of a net-metering system to serve the town offices’ power needs. Bob Vittingl, a consultant for Apex Solar, the installer,…

Local chef takes tips from Julia Child
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July 25, 2018

Local chef takes tips from Julia Child

By Katy Savage

LUDLOW—Peter Dickinson remembers the time he made Julia Child an omelet.

He was 17 years old and a dishwasher at the Woodstock Inn and she was a guest.

“It was total happenstance,” Dickinson said. “I happened to…

The Paramount Theatre announces 2018-2019 season lineup
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July 25, 2018

The Paramount Theatre announces 2018-2019 season lineup

RUTLAND – The Paramount Theatre unveiled its 2018-2019 season Wednesday, July 25.

“The 2018-2019 season continues to build upon The Paramount Theatre’s legacy of presenting world-class performing arts in downtown Rutland. As is always the case, we strive to present as well-rounded a lineup as we can…

Local News
July 25, 2018

Dollar General approved with conditions

By Julia Purdy

PITTSFORD—In a process that began in November 2017, a developer has received Conditional Use Permit No. 17-38 from the Pittsford Zoning Board of Appeals to build a Dollar General store in the north end of the village. The board’s unanimous…