News Briefs

News Briefs
August 16, 2017

Lakes Region News Briefs 8/16

By Lani Duke

Lake St. Catherine hosts loons for perhaps first time ever

POULTNEY— The Vermont loon population has spread now as far as Lake St. Catherine, Vermont Department of Fish & Wildlife Migratory Birds biologist John Buck told the Rutland Herald. He said that…

News Briefs
August 10, 2017

Green Mountain Power warns customers of scam

Green Mountain Power is warning customers about a bill payment phone scam that threatens customers with disconnection within 15 minutes if they do not pay immediately. In a new wave of calls today, customers received calls claiming to be from GMP and giving the customer a fake…

News Briefs
August 10, 2017

Lakes region news briefs 8/9

By Lani Duke

Residents’ cooperative to buy mobile home park

CASTLETON— The Windy Hollow Mobile Home Park on River Street in Castleton is about to become the Windy Hollow Mobile Home Cooperative. With the guidance of the Cooperative Development Institute (CDI), the park’s inhabitants have…

News Briefs
August 10, 2017

Rutland region report 8/9

By Lani Duke

Biz bits

The Palms Restaurant, 36 Strongs Ave., has formally changed its name to The Palms Restaurant- Downtown Rutland, to further differentiate from its younger sister restaurant, The Palms at Prospect Bay on Lake Bomoseen.

The Rutland County Habitat for Humanity gained…

police
August 10, 2017

Rutland motorcycle dealer fined $23K for poor hazardous waste management

RUTLAND— The Agency of Natural Resources announced last week that Central Vermont Motorcycles, Inc., a powersports dealer and service center in Rutland, is now required to pay a fine of $23,062 for multiple violations of Vermont Hazardous Waste Management Regulations. A Final Judicial Order was…

police
August 10, 2017

Chester teen now facing kidnapping charges

By Stephen Seitz

LUDLOW— Already facing sexual assault charges, Chester resident Ryan Stocker, 18, now finds himself possibly facing life in prison.

On Aug. 7, Stocker appeared in Windsor Superior Court to face charges of kidnapping, attempted sexual assault, and lewd and lascivious conduct with…

Killington Welcome Center extends open hours, staff time
News Briefs
August 9, 2017

Killington Welcome Center extends open hours, staff time

KILLINGTON— The Killington Welcome Center has extended its hours to support the heightened levels of visitors. The Welcome Center will be open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. The extended hours will continue until…

police
August 2, 2017

Route 7 speeder stopped

Police said a man drove 90 miles-per-hour in a 40 mile-per-hour zone Saturday night in Rutland Town.

According to state police, troopers from the Rutland Barracks observed a vehicle traveling north on Route 7 at a high rate of speed at around 10 p.m. on…

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August 2, 2017

Motorcyclist killed in early a.m. crash

WEATHERSFIELD— A 54-year-old Weathersfield man died of injuries sustained in a motorcycle crash in Weathersfield on Wednesday, July 27.

According to a press release, troopers from the state police Rutland Barracks responded to a report of a motorcycle crash near the Stoughton Pond Recreation Area…