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News Briefs
April 19, 2018

Area teachers nominated for the Harris History Teacher Award

Suzette Cyr of Black River H.S.-M.S. in Ludlow and Keith Harrington of Poultney H.S. were recently nominated for the nationwide Harris History Teacher Award by the Vermont Historical Society, administrator of the National History Day program in Vermont. The Harris History Teacher of the Year award is sponsored…

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April 19, 2018

Public PreK enrollment open in Killington, Reading, and Woodstock

The youngest students in the Windsor Central Unified District (WCUD) can attend preschool for free for 20 hours a week starting next fall with a public pre-kindergarten (PreK) program in three of the district’s schools: Killington, Reading, and Woodstock Elementary Schools.

“The Windsor Central Unified…

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April 19, 2018

GMC receives top score for sustainability achievements

POULTNEY— Green Mountain College (GMC) has been recognized as the top baccalaureate performer by the Association for Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). GMC’s 2018 STARS score of 81.82 is the highest score any baccalaureate institution has achieved.

STARS (Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating…

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April 19, 2018

Rutland Region News Briefs – April 18

Clarendon’s water concerns differ from Bennington’s

CLARENDON— Water well contamination by the manmade chemicals in the PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) family in Clarendon is far different from that discovered in Bennington in 2012, according to Chuck Schwer, waste management and prevention division director…

News Briefs
April 19, 2018

Lakes Region News Briefs – April 18-24

By Lani Duke

Grade-schoolers learn life lessons, literacy

Kindergarteners in Benson Village School have been learning to write for practical reasons. The recently filled out a firefighter job application, wrote police tickets, and completed incident reports. They are also learning about the people…

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April 19, 2018

Wallingford community to set economic development future

WALLINGFORD— On April 26, all members of the Wallingford community are invited to kick off the Wallingford Community Visit process, an opportunity for residents to actively participate in examining issues, deciding their top priorities and developing concrete action plans for community and economic development.

The Vermont…

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April 18, 2018

Win money for home efficiency

Need help affording home efficiency upgrades? Efficiency Vermont is giving away $5,000 toward weatherizing a home through a video contest. Interested participants are asked to submit a quick video 60 second (or less) and submit it to Efficiency Vermont to enter. The video with the…

Local writer Jackson Ellis releases first book
News Briefs
April 12, 2018

Local writer Jackson Ellis releases first book

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LUDLOW— Vermont writer and Okemo Valley native Jackson Ellis has released his first novel, “Lords of St. Thomas.” Ellis won the 2017 Howard Frank Mosher First Book Prize for this story,…