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News Briefs
May 3, 2017

Killington softball league seeks players for upcoming season

Are you ready for some softball? Killington Softball League is looking for a few good men and women to play. The league will start in late-May. Anyone interested in forming a team or playing on one should contact Commissioner Dave Hoffenberg at killingtonsoftball@gmail.com.

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May 3, 2017

Norwich earns two federal cybersecurity designations

NORTHFIELD—Norwich University has been named a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE) by the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security, through 2022. Also, the Department of Defense (DoD) Cyber Crime Center recently certified Norwich as a National Center for Digital…

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May 3, 2017

Lakes Region News Briefs

Hissss for rattlesnake studies

FAIR HAVEN—The Timber Rattlesnake Conservation Council has asked the Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife for a moratorium on “invasive” studies of rattlesnakes. VF&W’s official figures show a population of only a few hundred living in western Rutland County, thought to…

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May 3, 2017

Rutland Region News Briefs

Ponderosa Steakhouse remodeling to Ground Round

Tom Maniery’s new Ground Round Grill & Bar restaurant is taking applications for more than 75 employees as it transforms from the former Ponderosa Steakhouse at 559 U.S. Route 7 South to an all-new restaurant. Maniery touts a “new…

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May 3, 2017

Upper Valley Aquatic Center opens addition

WHITE RIVER JCT.—Upper Valley Aquatic Center has opened its new fitness center. The new space houses a much larger family-friendly locker room with private changing suites; a new group exercise studio for classes such as Yoga, Pilates, and stretching; and a physical therapy offices of…

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May 3, 2017

Norwich breaks ground on new academic building

NORTHFIELD—Last week, Norwich University broke ground on a new academic building as well as renovations to Webb, Dewey and Ainsworth Halls in a combined $48.5 million project.

This project is the second major construction project undertaken as part of the $100 million Forging the Future…

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May 3, 2017

Rutland United Way welcomes Caprice Hover as executive director

The United Way of Rutland County is pleased to announce that Caprice Hover is becoming its executive director. Most recently, Caprice has been the executive director of the Rutland County Parent Child Center. Hover replaces Jim Kahle who has been acting as interim executive director….

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May 3, 2017

Fish & Wildlife to increase antlerless deer permits

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Board voted on the Fish & Wildlife Department’s proposal for antlerless deer hunting for 2017 at its meeting on April 26 in Montpelier.

“We are recommending an increase in muzzleloader season antlerless deer permits this year to account for the…

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May 3, 2017

Fish & Wildlife seeks volunteers to monitor bats this summer

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is looking for volunteers to help count state-endangered little brown bats as they emerge at dusk at locations throughout the Champlain Valley.

Vermont’s little brown bats suffered massive declines due to the deadly disease, white-nose syndrome. An estimated 90…