News Briefs

Regional 4-Hers demonstrate knowledge
News Briefs
April 26, 2017

Regional 4-Hers demonstrate knowledge

RUTLAND—For 4-Hers from seven clubs in Bennington and Rutland Counties, April 14 was an action-packed night. Southwest Regional 4-H Night, held at Rutland High School, provided an opportunity for them to demonstrate what they have learned in University of Vermont (UVM) Extension 4-H projects and…

See a baby animal? Don’t touch!
News Briefs
April 26, 2017

See a baby animal? Don’t touch!

Watching wildlife is enjoyable, especially when young animals appear in the spring. But it’s best to keep your distance. Picking up young wildlife can do more harm than good, according to the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department. It’s also against the law.

When people see…

News Briefs
April 26, 2017

Hubbardton claims planning award

HUBBARDTON—The Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site isn’t the only thing to put the small Rutland County town of Hubbardton on the map these days. The town recently won a statewide award for its modern creativity and fresh approach in its newest town plan. The award…

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April 26, 2017

Lakes Region News Briefs

Fair Haven schools look ahead

FAIR HAVEN—Girls’ and Boys’ Club activities are opening to Fair Haven Grade School students in the fall. Grant-funded, the club will be free to students from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m., including Power Hour academic time, an activity, light dinner, and…

News Briefs
April 26, 2017

Rutland Region News Briefs

Homeless family shelter planned for downtown

Homeless Prevention Center Executive Director Deborah Hall asked the city for support in developing a shelter to house as many as 10 families in the former Red Cross building, 117 Strongs Avenue. Hall told the aldermen she is not…

News Briefs
April 26, 2017

Police investigate drug smuggling at jail

RUTLAND—Bureau of Criminal Investigations detectives with the state police have finished a 30-day investigation of an incident that occurred in March at the Marble Valley Regional Correctional Facility.

On March 19, 20-year-old Emma Decubellis was caught by corrections officers attempting to smuggle the pain-relieving drug…

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April 26, 2017

Police: online extortion alert

Police are urging the public to watch out for a computer scam that can access bank accounts and lock a user out of their computer.

Police say incidents have been reported locally, in which individuals have had their bank accounts fraudulently accessed after having a…

State’s insect-eating birds in decline, others decreasing
News Briefs
April 19, 2017

State’s insect-eating birds in decline, others decreasing

By Mike Polhamus, VTDigger

Fewer birds appear to live in Vermont today than 25 years ago, according to recent research by the Vermont Center for Ecostudies. The most dramatic declines in bird populations were seen among those that live off flying insects, scientists say. Known…

Nominations sought for GMP-Zetterstrom Environmental Award
News Briefs
April 19, 2017

Nominations sought for GMP-Zetterstrom Environmental Award

Seeking to recognize a leading Vermont environmentalist and honor the legacy of a legendary wildlife advocate, Green Mountain Power has called for nominations for the 2017 GMP-Zetterstrom Environmental Award. Presented annually and named for famed osprey advocate Meeri Zetterstrom of Milton, the GMP-Zetterstrom Environmental Award…

Castleton seniors volunteer in Georgia
News Briefs
April 19, 2017

Castleton seniors volunteer in Georgia

CASTLETON—Nineteen Castleton students traded in their final break of the academic year for some hard hats, hammers, and building supplies, as members of the Habitat for Humanity Club made the journey to Dekalb County, Ga., as part of an alternative spring break trip. The volunteer…