News Briefs

Suspect in Wallingford robbery sought
News Briefs
January 18, 2017

Suspect in Wallingford robbery sought

WALLINGFORD—State police are looking for an unidentified man wanted for robbing Mac’s Convenience Store in East Wallingford last week. Police reported that on Wednesday evening, Jan. 11, a lone male entered the store and demanded money. The suspect was wearing outer clothing that included bluejeans,…

News Briefs
January 18, 2017

Rutland Region News Briefs

By Lani Duke

Town weighs meeting venues, spruces up town hall The Rutland Town Select Board finalized its meeting room policy Jan. 6. Meeting room use throughout the town is limited to town or regional government groups or non-profit groups with a local connection. Public meeting…

News Briefs
January 18, 2017

Lakes Region News Briefs

By Lani Duke

GMC ranks among “best college farms” along with Middlebury College and UVM in Vermont POULTNEY—Green Mountain College’s organic Cerridwen Farm recently placed 12th in the OnlineCollegePlan.com rankings for the best college farms in the U.S. The 11th spot went to Sterling College Farm…

News Briefs
January 18, 2017

Police investigate burglaries at Rutland car dealerships

Police are looking for information concerning two burglaries that occurred this weekend at two car dealerships in Rutland. According to a press release from the Vermont State Police, on Monday morning, troopers from the Rutland Barrack’s responded to Brileya’s Chrystler-Jeep on Route 7 for a…

News Briefs
January 18, 2017

Hunger Free Vermont sets local goals for 2017

RUTLAND—The charitable and emergency food system plays an important role in the safety net for Vermonters struggling to put enough food on their tables. On Jan. 9 Hunger Free Vermont’s Hunger Council of Rutland County met for the fourth time since its inaugural meeting in…

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January 18, 2017

Low-cost spay/neuter clinic offered to Rutland County cats

Monday, Jan. 23—PITTSFORD—The Rutland County Humane Society (RCHS) is working with VT-CAN (a low cost spay/neuter clinic in Vermont) to host a low cost spay/neuter clinic for Rutland County cats on Monday, Jan. 23, in Pittsford. Prior registration is required. Female cat spays and male…

Cutting-edge health coach internet site debuts
News Briefs
January 11, 2017

Cutting-edge health coach internet site debuts

PITTSFORD—An internet startup seeks to increase life expectancy with health coaching. Health Coach Connect, LLC, has launched a web-based platform, Health Coach Connect, to help people interested in making sustainable lifestyle changes to connect with professional health coaches of varying specialties, according to a recent…

News Briefs
January 11, 2017

CCV to launch certified bookkeeping credential

New program debuts Jan. 23 in Rutland RUTLAND—This spring, Community College of Vermont (CCV) will expand workforce opportunities with its new Certified Public Bookkeeper (CPB) program, which provides a nationally-recognized credential in the field of accounting, according to a Jan. 6 news release. The CPB…

News Briefs
January 11, 2017

Electrical fire destroys Rochester family home

ROCHESTER—On Saturday, Jan. 7, at approximately 11:15 p.m. the Rochester Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 354 Brandon Mountain Road in Rochester. The property was later identified as owned by Joseph and Rita Mailhiot. A passerby had seen the fire while driving…