News Briefs

Man allegedly kept body of woman in shed
News Briefs
March 22, 2017

Man allegedly kept body of woman in shed

By Alan J. Keays, VTDigger

POULTNEY — Police say as they searched for several days for a missing Fair Haven woman, Wayne Oddo knew where she was and never said a word. Oddo, 53, has not been charged in the death of Alexandra Rooker, 26,…

News Briefs
March 22, 2017

Man dies in car crash

KILLINGTON — Police say a Massachusetts man died from injuries sustained in a one-car crash that occurred Saturay, March 18 in Killington.  According to a press release from the Vermont State Police, Stephen Driscoll, age 25 of Bedford, N.H. and Alejandro Phoenix, age 30 of…

Two culinary classes impress local participants
News Briefs
March 22, 2017

Two culinary classes impress local participants

By Joe Lauria

WOODSTOCK—Eighteen home cooks gathered at The Apple Hill Inn on Feb. 27 to watch Lyda Lemire demonstrate her culinary talent. Lemire is the new executive chef at Prince & The Pauper Restaurant and was the first of two professional chefs to participate…

News Briefs
March 22, 2017

Lakes Region News Briefs

Fair Haven Select Board holds special, short emergency meeting FAIR HAVEN—Fair Haven’s Select Board had planned an evening meeting for Tuesday, March 14, but thought it would be wiser to hold an emergency meeting at noon to conduct a partial reorganization. Town Manager Herb Durfee…

News Briefs
March 22, 2017

Rutland Region News Briefs

Loyalty Day looks for parade entrants Planning for the May 7 Loyalty Day parade is underway, and Ron Fairbanks is looking for entries. The parade is the first Sunday in May to express their patriotism and honor the men and women who have served their…

News Briefs
March 22, 2017

Vermont journalist inducted into VSC Hall of Fame

Last week the Vermont State Colleges inducted its second alumni Hall of Fame class and raised thousands of dollars for student scholarships at its annual VSC Hall of Fame ceremony. Darren Perron was honored as the second Castleton alumnus inducted into the VSC Hall of…

News Briefs
March 22, 2017

Rutland County Humane society executive director to retire

It is with a heavy heart that the board of directors of the Rutland County Humane Society announces that their executive director, Gretchen Goodman, will be retiring at the end of 2017. Goodman has served in the position of director for 13 years. The agency…

News Briefs
March 22, 2017

Love your snowmobile trails? Thank a farmer

It’s no secret that Vermonters love snowmobiling, but did you know that more than 2,400 miles of VAST (Vermont Association of Snow Travelers) Trails cross Vermont farmland? That’s more than half of all the VAST trails, statewide. “Without farmers, the VAST trail system as we…

“Mrs. G.” makes 100 days
News Briefs
March 16, 2017

“Mrs. G.” makes 100 days

Webster defines a G Force as a force acting on a body as a result of acceleration or gravity. On Sunday March 12, Peggy Golonka aka “Mrs. G.” recently back from skiing in Zermatt in Switzerland with her husband Larry, was a powerful G Force…