News Briefs

News Briefs
September 6, 2017

Lakes Region News Briefs 9/6

By Lani Duke

Lake group tries new approach to eradicating milfoil from Bomoseen: new harvester gets to work

The Lake Bomoseen Association has wound up a 10-day, $29,500 weed harvesting program in which a pair of harvester boats cut and pulled Eurasian milfoil from water…

News Briefs
August 31, 2017

Rutland women’s shelter serves record numbers in fiscal year 2017

RUTLAND—Rutland County Women’s Network & Shelter has released a summary of fiscal year 2017. The shelter is a nonprofit organization serving women, men, and children in the second-most populous county in Vermont who are victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

From July 1, 2016…

News Briefs
August 31, 2017

Regional substance abuse prevention group forms in Rutland

RUTLAND—The Regional Prevention Partnerships grant initiative has announced its new name, Partners for Prevention. Since January 2017, the prevention partnership has laid groundwork for coordinated substance abuse prevention in the Rutland region and surrounding communities by facilitating regular community meetings. This group of stakeholders includes…

News Briefs
August 23, 2017

Rutland Region News Briefs 8/23

By Lani Duke

Rutland Library public space closed for ceiling repair

The Rutland Free Library has temporarily closed the Nella Grimm Fox Room, a popular public meeting space, while repairs are made to its ceiling. A dozen ceiling tiles, totaling an area about 2 feet…

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August 23, 2017

Police search for soda thief

Police are on the hunt for a suspect they say broke into several trucks and stole beverages.

According to a press release from the state police, troopers from the Rutland Barracks responded on the morning of Monday, Aug. 21 to the Coca-Cola building on Quality…

News Briefs
August 23, 2017

Lakes region news briefs 8/23

By Lani Duke

Town managers changing

Fair Haven interim Town Manager Jonas Rosenthal said Aug. 17 that the town’s search committee has narrowed the field of applicants for the town manager position to three. He was in the process of sending a questionnaire to each…

News Briefs
August 23, 2017

Statues something new for Carving Studio

WEST RUTLAND—A statue of a man is taking shape in the Carving Studio and Sculpture Center, a marble worker from more than a century ago. Carol Driscoll, executive director for the Carving Studio, told the Rutland Herald that the statue differs from the type of…

News Briefs
August 23, 2017

Devil’s Bowl to race on dirt full-time in 2018

Devil’s Bowl Speedway is going back to its roots: After eight years with an asphalt half-mile, with the last four years running with both asphalt and dirt layouts, the Rutland County facility will have an all-new half-mile dirt surface for its 52nd season.

The changeover marks…