News Briefs

News Briefs
March 7, 2019

Southern Vermont College to close

By Lola Duffort/VTDigger

Another small liberal arts college in Vermont will close its doors for good this summer.

Southern Vermont College president David Evans announced Monday, March 4, that the school would shut down at the end of the year. He cited declining enrollments, financial…

News Briefs
February 28, 2019

Killington swimmer qualifies for AGE group meet

By Kim Peters

Killington Aquatic Club is finishing strong in their competitive swimming season.  The swim team had 17 athletes compete at a qualifying meet, Regionals, at the end of February.

The season is coming to an end, but not until Sophia Nisiblat competes at…

News Briefs
February 28, 2019

Resort offers volunteers free lift tickets

Killington Resort will host the sixth annual Slash & Berm Burton Snowboards event March 8-10.

Snowboarders will gather at Killington’s Stash terrain park to take advantage of the natural terrain and all the creative elements the mountain has to offer to benefit the Burton Chill…

Surprising presidential coincidences between Lincoln and Kennedy
News Briefs
February 14, 2019

Surprising presidential coincidences between Lincoln and Kennedy

Editor’s note: these were first circulated in the mainstream press in 1964, since many have noted that it’s relatively easy to find seemingly meaningful patterns relating any two people or events. Even so, we think these are interesting.

Abraham Lincoln was elected to Congress in…

Ice fishing tips for a rewarding catch
News Briefs
February 14, 2019

Ice fishing tips for a rewarding catch

Late February and early March are prime time for ice fishing, according to the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department.

“The warmer days and cold nights we normally have in late February and early March offer some of our best ice fishing of the year,” said…

News Briefs
February 14, 2019

Tax season is open

The 2019 Vermont personal income tax season has opened. The IRS and the State of Vermont began accepting income tax returns on Jan. 28. This year, the federal and state due date for returns and requests for extensions is April 15. Many of the changes…

News Briefs
February 14, 2019

Rutland students discover independent learning

By Casey O’Meara

A great deal of attention is paid to personalizing learning for students. Often this results in matching student interests with paths to meet curricular requirements. Some students have a variety of interests and they work within the confines of curricular requirements to…

News Briefs
February 13, 2019

Central Vermont Medical Center gifts $15,000 for food, heating

Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin has responded to the intensifying need for food and heating support for vulnerable Vermonters with a $15,000 donation to Fuel Your Neighbors, a campaign by Capstone Community Action to provide emergency food and heating assistance to households in need.