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August 16, 2017

Man arrested for stealing Long Trail hiker’s pack

By Evan Johnson

KILLINGTON— A homeless man was arrested on Monday for stealing a hiker’s backpack on the Long Trail.

The pack was recovered and returned to its owner within hours, noted a few hikers who witnessed the incident.

According to a press release from…

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August 16, 2017

Parolee arrested for drugs

RUTLAND— A Rutland man has again been arrested in Rutland for possession of drugs.

On Monday, Aug. 7, members of the Vermont Drug Task Force arrested Louis Margiotti Jr. and cited him with two counts of the sale of cocaine. According to a press release…

News Briefs
August 16, 2017

Vermont Clean Water Week bicycling event coming to Rutland

Wednesday, Aug. 23, 4 p.m.—RUTLAND—To commemorate Vermont Clean Water Week, Rutland is showcasing its new Green Stormwater Infrastructure Bicycle Tour Map. On Aug. 23 from 4-6 p.m., the tour will kick off with a visit to four of the 22 Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) sites…

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August 16, 2017

Lockdown at Rutland Regional results in arrest

RUTLAND— Rutland Regional Medical Center was put into a lockdown early Friday afternoon due to threats made against the hospital’s emergency department. At 11:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 11, Rutland Regional Medical Center’s main campus and Rutland Women’s Healthcare Clinic were put on lockdown. This precaution…

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August 16, 2017

Nineteen-year-old breaks 100 mph

KILLINGTON— A 19-year-old man from Los Angeles was arrested on Friday, Aug. 11, for driving in excess of 100 mph in the town of Killington. At about 3 p.m., police observed the car in the flats on Route 4, speeding in a posted 50 mph…

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August 16, 2017

Moose hunt auction nets $30,000 for wildlife education

Vermont’s annual auction of five moose hunting permits closed on Aug. 10, with $30,761.50 taken in from the five winning bids. Bids do not include the cost of a hunting license ($26 for residents and $100 for nonresidents) and a moose hunting permit fee ($100…

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August 16, 2017

Rutland Region News Briefs 8/16

By Lani Duke New fire chief sought

The seven-member committee searching for a new Rutland City fire chief met for the first time Aug. 3. Its goal is to hire the new department head by the first of the year, VTDigger reported.

Search committee members…

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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…