News Briefs

News Briefs
June 8, 2017

Red Cross assisting after two-house fire in Wallingford

WALLINGFORD—The American Red Cross responded to a home fire on Church St. in Wallingford Tuesday night, May 30, that displaced two adults and two cats.

Red Cross Disaster Action Team volunteers have met with the residents and have ensured everyone has a safe place to sleep and has food,…

Program offers summer food service for kids
News Briefs
June 8, 2017

Program offers summer food service for kids

FAIR HAVEN—Fair Haven Concerned, Inc., is participating in the summer food service program for children. The program is designed to ensure that children who rely on free or reduced price meals during the school year continue to have adequate nutrition throughout the summer. It is…

News Briefs
June 8, 2017

Rutland Region News Briefs

Rec employee receives state award

The Vermont Parks and Recreation Association has recognized April Cioffi with its Young Professional Award, awarded annually to member recreation professionals age 40 or younger and employed in Vermont for at least two years. City Recreation & Parks Superintendent Cindy…

News Briefs
June 8, 2017

Lakes Region News Briefs

Rupert selling town forest

RUPERT—The Town of Rupert is selling its 72-acre town forest, a property bordering New York state at the end of Ike Wright Trail/Road. Voters approved the sale at the 2017 Town Meeting.

Select Board Chair Mark Lourie said the town has…

News Briefs
June 8, 2017

Twelve rural public libraries receive grants

Twelve rural libraries received grants from the Children’s Literacy Foundation (CLiF) recently. Six public libraries in Vermont and six public libraries in New Hampshire will receive funds for the 2017-2018 school year, according to a May 23 news release.

CLiF’s Rural Libraries Grant enables rural…

News Briefs
June 1, 2017

Table 24 tees up support for Rutland County Humane Society

9th anniversary tournament set for June 5 at GMNGC

KILLINGTON—On Monday, June 5, Table 24 restaurant in downtown Rutland will proudly host its 9th anniversary charity golf tournament. Proceeds from this year’s event will benefit the Rutland County Humane Society. Past beneficiaries have included the…

News Briefs
June 1, 2017

Okemo gets new director of culinary services

Willie Dunn’s Grille at golf club featured for summer

LUDLOW—Okemo Mountain Resort welcomes Ashley Elicker as its new director of culinary services. She will oversee all aspects of the resort’s culinary operations on a year-round basis. Originally from New Canaan, Conn., Elicker graduated from Middlebury…

Two arrested after traffic stop
News Briefs
May 31, 2017

Two arrested after traffic stop

BRATTLEBORO—On May 24 at 4 p.m., the state police conducted a motor vehicle stop on a New York-registered vehicle on Putney Road in Brattleboro for a traffic infraction. The operator, Jalil Freitag, 28, of Wells, failed to produce a valid license and his DMV records…