News Briefs

News Briefs
June 14, 2017

Student recognized for land stewardship

The Vermont Land Trust recognized two local students from Rutland and Windsor Counties with the Land Stewards Award. The award, now in its 12th year, acknowledges the hard work of tomorrow’s agricultural and forestry leaders with a cash prize of $250. Eleven qualified students in…

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June 14, 2017

Seniors recognized at Woodstock Union High School

WOODSTOCK— Dozens of students were recognized at the awards presenttion upon graduation from  Woodtock High School. Those that earned Summa cum laude for the Class of 2017 included: Jonas Kantola (Valedictorian), Spruce Bohen (Salutatorian), Patrick Bald, Erika Gebhardt, Anna Dieffenbach, Rosalie Geiger Lily Doton, Jenna…

Give nesting loons space
News Briefs
June 14, 2017

Give nesting loons space

Loons were removed from Vermont’s endangered species list in 2005 following decades of recovery effort. But one of the main threats still facing loons as they continue to recover is human disturbance during the breeding season. As Vermont’s loon population continues to increase and canoeing…

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June 14, 2017

Rutland Region News Briefs

Sullivan temporarily out of jail

After serving two years in jail, convicted in the hit-and-run death of Mary Jane Outslay, Christopher Sullivan is out, for now. His wife wrote a $50,000 check, Gordon Dritschilo reported in the Rutland Herald. Sullivan was represented by a public…

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June 14, 2017

Lakes Region News Briefs

ARSU looks to merger

Addison-Rutland Supervisory Union Superintendent Ron Ryan met with the School Board May 24, discussing the changes that will take place as the supervisory union becomes the Slate Valley Unified Union district in July 2018.

The new board will contain 18 members,…

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June 14, 2017

Police investigate Mount Holly arson

MOUNT HOLLY—Police are looking for information regarding a fire that was set at a Mount Holly residence last week. On Tuesday, June 6, at 11:00 a.m. a 911 caller reported a fire at 9 Johnson Lane in Mount Holly. Initial reports and witnesses placed the…

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June 14, 2017

Pittsford stop yields crack cocaine

PITTSFORD—A New York man was scheduled to appear in court last week after being arrested in possession of nearly an ounce of crack cocaine. According to a news release from the Vermont State Police, in the mid-evening of June 8 troopers from the state police…

News Briefs
June 14, 2017

Police investigating sexual assault in two towns

By Stephen Seitz

CHESTER—Police in Chester and Ludlow are investigating what may be a series of sexual assaults in those towns, allegedly by a high school student at Green Mountain Union High School.

Asked about this, Ludlow police chief Jeffrey Billings said, “I can’t comment…

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June 8, 2017

Killington Aquatic Club awards graduating seniors with scholarships

Swimmers excel in the pool and the classroom

KILLINGTON—The Killington Aquatic Club Graduating Senior Scholarship award is set up to recognize all registered Killington Aquatic Club (KAC) USA Swimming athletes for their accomplishments within the sport of swimming. Scholarships are awarded to swimmers who are…

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June 8, 2017

Bethel woman uninjured after hitting, killing moose

RANDOLPH—On Sunday, June 4, at about 9 p.m. troopers out of the Royalton barracks responded to a car vs. moose crash on I-89 southbound at mile marker 30 in the town of Randolph. Upon arrival troopers found the vehicle, a 2004 Toyota truck, sustained considerable…