News Briefs

News Briefs
May 31, 2017

Rutland Region News Briefs

Teacher negotiations prove unproductive

Rutland City School Board President Dick Courcelle said the board recognized that negotiations with the teachers’ union were not being productive and declared an impasse at its May 23 meeting. A series of eight meetings with the Rutland Education Association that…

News Briefs
May 31, 2017

Lakes Region News Briefs

Wells working on land use for two parcels

With the help of the Vermont Land Trust, the town of Wells acquired two portions of the farm once belonging to Joan and Charlotte Delaney, one of the last large, undeveloped properties that lies alongside Lake St….

News Briefs
May 31, 2017

Castleton Upward Bound receives grant for 63 high schools

CASTLETON—Castleton University recently received word from the office of Senator Patrick Leahy that its TRiO Upward Bound program has been funded for five more years, according to a May 26 news release. The grant will serve 63 high school students in Rutland County attending the…

News Briefs
May 31, 2017

Police: summer traffic safety initiatives begin Memorial Day weekend

Memorial Day weekend through June 4, the Vermont State Police (VSP) will be increasing enforcement efforts to promote safe, responsible driving in support of Operation C.A.R.E. (Crash Awareness and Reduction Effort) and Click It Or Ticket.

Operation C.A.R.E. is a national campaign by state police…

Your menu for Memorial Day: ribs
News Briefs
May 24, 2017

Your menu for Memorial Day: ribs

By Daryle Thomas

May is National Barbecue Month. There are places in this country where it’s warm enough to be outside burning food without having to wear a parka. Vermont is not one of those places until Memorial Day, when our barbecue season officially starts….

Worthy Kitchen raises funds for Vermont Food Bank
News Briefs
May 24, 2017

Worthy Kitchen raises funds for Vermont Food Bank

WOODSTOCK—On May 10 the staff of Worthy Kitchen, a craft beer and farm diner in Woodstock, presented the Vermont Foodbank with a check for $8,200 to fight hunger.

This donation is the result of their annual Night Before The Night event. For five consecutive years,…