News Briefs

Johnson family selected for Habitat house
News Briefs
June 21, 2017

Johnson family selected for Habitat house

Kimberly and Matthew Johnson and their family have recently been selected by Habitat for Humanity of Rutland County to live in a new home being built at 42 Cleveland Ave. in Rutland. This family of four is currently renting an older two bedroom unit in…

Laughter sends out Black River 2017 grads
News Briefs
June 21, 2017

Laughter sends out Black River 2017 grads

By Stephen Seitz

LUDLOW—If nothing else, the Black River High School class of 2017 will remember their commencement speaker with a smile, as diplomas were handed out to the 26 new graduates on June 17.

The class voted to hear from Craig Goodman, who founded…

News Briefs
June 21, 2017

Sunderland man dies in two-car crash

DANBY—In the early evening on June 1, state troopers from the Rutland Barracks were notified of a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Danby Mountain and Brook roads in the Danby. It was reported the crash involved three persons, with one person trapped and unresponsive…

News Briefs
June 21, 2017

Vt. Quarries Corp. to be fined for workplace explosion

DANBY—On Wednesday at about 9 a.m., state police from the Rutland Barracks were called to an accident in Danby involving explosives. Police said Kenneth Williams, an employee of Vermont Quarries Corp., had been attempting to dispose of blasting caps when an explosion occurred, injuring him…

News Briefs
June 21, 2017

Inmate charged with perjury

An inmate at the Marble Valley Regional Correctional Facility is due in court to face charges of perjury.

Police said Nicholas Miller, an inmate at the Marble Valley Regional Correctional Facility, contacted the state police, bureau of criminal investigations in May and reported having inappropriate…

CSJ collaborates with Wonderfeet Kids’ Museum
News Briefs
June 21, 2017

CSJ collaborates with Wonderfeet Kids’ Museum

Three College of St. Joseph (CSJ) students sit on stools, looking markedly out of place hunched over a small blue table covered in Legos. One is building a car, the other is sorting, and the third is taking notes. The students are just one group involved…

News Briefs
June 21, 2017

Woodstock rector to retire

The Rev. Norman MacLeod will retire as Rector of St. James Episcopal Church as of June 30.  He will preach and celebrate Communion at the church for the last time on Sunday, June 25 at a 10 a.m. service.

The Rev. Mr. MacLeod arrived in…

News Briefs
June 21, 2017

Rutland Region News Briefs

Slowing West Rutland traffic

WEST RUTLAND—The Town of West Rutland is gathering speed data at two high-accident zones with the intent of reducing speed limits: at the area around Westway Plaza and where Clarendon Avenue intersects with Main Street. Rutland County Sheriff Stephen Benard included…

News Briefs
June 21, 2017

Lakes Region News Briefs

Castleton/Hubbardton school district weighs needed repairs

Maintenance Chief Jim Fowler told the Castleton/Hubbardton School Board June 7 that the school district needs to replace its leaking, 40-year-old steam kettle and upgrade the 48-year-old walk-in cooler’s refrigeration system. Another concern is that the floor of the…