News Briefs

News Briefs
November 8, 2017

Lakes Region News Briefs Nov. 8-14

By Lani Duke

School back in session at Castleton

CASTLETON—Castleton Elementary students returned to school Oct 31 after evacuating the school the day before. A small fire in a ceiling junction box caused officials to move students by bus to Castleton Village School…

News Briefs
November 8, 2017

Rutland Region News Briefs Nov. 8-14

By Lani Duke

Wastewater release traced to a 50¢ fuse

More than 1 million gallons of untreated sewage flowed into Otter and East creeks Aug. 5. At the time, Department of Public Works Commissioner Jeffrey Wennberg attributed the release to operator error, but…

police
November 8, 2017

Police aid in pursuit, respond to alarms

Killington Police responded to 12 incidents between the dates of Oct. 28 and Nov. 3, including traffic stops, a drunk driver and a telephone scam, or almost two per day.

At around 5 p.m. on Oct. 28, police responded with Killington Fire to…

News Briefs
November 8, 2017

Devil’s Bowl announces Sunday night racing

Devil’s Bowl Speedway is getting back to basics, and that includes a return to Sunday night racing in 2018.

As the historic Vermont stock car racing facility coverts its half-mile track from asphalt surface to natural clay, management is working diligently on the…

News Briefs
November 8, 2017

Wonderfeet to grow STEM programs with grant support

Wonderfeet Kids’ Museum is pleased to announce it has received a $102,000 grant to be disbursed over three years from The Canaday Family Charitable Trust to provide elementary school teachers with educational resources and programs in the subjects of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math…

News Briefs
November 8, 2017

New challenges being addressed in food economy

Over 270 members of the Vermont Farm to Plate Network convened Oct. 26-27, 2017 at the seventh annual Farm to Plate Network Gathering in Killington to address workforce development and business succession challenges in Vermont’s farm and food economy.

The local food economy…

News Briefs
October 18, 2017

Rutland report

By Lani Duke

Chamber annual meeting looking at Rutland positives

RUTLAND—Good things are happening in Rutland, Rutland Region Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Mary Cohen told the Rutland Herald. The Chamber’s annual meeting Oct. 19 in the Paramount Theatre features the details of…

News Briefs
October 18, 2017

Lakes region news briefs

By Lani Duke

New regulation keeps second-year students in dorms

CASTLETON—Castleton University’s recent expansion of dorm units in downtown Rutland has added 75 more rooms and 45 more singles to the college’s student housing, according to the Castleton Spartan, even though the castleton.edu…

News Briefs
October 11, 2017

Rutland Region

By Lani Duke

National Night Out

More than 1,000 people came to the Giorgetti Athletic Complex to celebrate National Night Out, NeighborWorks of Western Vermont announced in its recent newsletter. More than 35 organizations came to inform the community about their services and take part…

News Briefs
October 11, 2017

Lakes Region

By Lani Duke

Act 46: Rupert, Pawlet approach the 11th hour

Saying that students with low financial resources would be at a disadvantage compared to their peers from higher-income families, the Vermont State Board of Education rejected the Act 46 merger that would have Rupert…