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February 15, 2017

Snowboarder dies at Killington

A New Jersey man died from injuries sustained while snowboarding at Killington Resort on Saturday morning. According to police, James Meyers, age 26 of Toms River, N.J. was snowboarding with friends Feb. 11 at Killington when he left the trail and collided with a tree….

Barstow students get their hands dirty
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February 15, 2017

Barstow students get their hands dirty

CHITTENDEN—American naturalist John Muir stated, “Keep close to Nature’s heart … and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.” While students at Barstow Memorial School cannot spend an entire week in…

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February 15, 2017

Rutland Region News Briefs

School choice applications accepted at MRUHS WALLINGFORD—Mill River Union High School is accepting school choice applications from any high school student in grades 8 through 11 who is interested in attending a public high school outside his or her home district during the 2017-2018 school…

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February 15, 2017

Cannoli shop opens in Chester

Vermont Cannoli will be open at its new location at 145 South Main Street in Chester, Vt. for President’s Day weekend. Hours are Fridays from 3-7 p.m. and Sundays from 11-4 p.m. Authentic Italian cannoli is are made with hand-dipped, homemade ricotta. Overstuffed small and large cannoli…

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February 15, 2017

Acupuncture arrives in Wallingford

WALLINGFORD—Marc and Lisa Williams have opened The Village Community Acupuncture, located at 271 South Main Street in Wallingford. Acupuncture as a healing modality dates back over 2,000 years, and can provide relief from pain, infertility, depression, anxiety, digestive issues, arthritis, as well as help with…

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February 15, 2017

Lakes Region News Briefs

Castleton mom questions school snacks list CASTLETON—Nicole Wilkins told the Castleton School Board the school snack policy needs revision, when the board met Feb. 1. The school sends parents a list of snacks that students may bring to school with them, and offers snacks that…

Multinational student team develops tool to counter extremism; wins contest
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February 8, 2017

Multinational student team develops tool to counter extremism; wins contest

NORTHFIELD—Norwich University students have won the national P2P (Peer to Peer): Challenging Extremism competition with their tool, EMIT, which stands for Extremist Mimicry Interception Tool. The Norwich EMIT team competed Wednesday, Feb. 1, in Washington, D.C. Three other finalist teams presented their work. Judges comprised…

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February 8, 2017

Lakes Region News Briefs

Lakes Region benefiting from improved broadband FairPoint Communications recently announced the completion of broadband expansion projects in Poultney, Wells, and West Pawlet, plus 17 other Vermont towns. To Beth Fastiggi, state president for Vermont at FairPoint, the project completion brings greater productivity, business competition “past…

Green Mountain district music festival delivers
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February 8, 2017

Green Mountain district music festival delivers

By Karrie Etzler

There was no better place to be last Friday night, Feb. 3, than College of St.Joseph, where the opening of this year’s Green Mountain District Music Festival brought together the brightest and best musicians for a night filled with spectacular performances. A…

Rutland City mayoral candidates to face off
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February 8, 2017

Rutland City mayoral candidates to face off

RUTLAND—Educate yourself about your Rutland City mayoral candidates by watching PEGTV’s live mayoral forum on Thursday, Feb. 9, on Channel 21 starting at 7 p.m. All four mayoral candidates were invited to attend, who include Dave Allaire, Chris Louras, Mike Coppinger and Kam Johnston. Candidates…