News Briefs

Killington Peak’s first mountain houses
News Briefs
July 27, 2017

Killington Peak’s first mountain houses

By Karen D. Lorentz

While the stagecoach and boat brought “summer people” to Vermont’s lakes and mineral springs in the late 1700s and early 1800s, the advent of the railroad in 1850 made a “mountain trade” possible. Soon visitors were discovering the delights of sunsets…

Summer reading program boosts literacy
News Briefs
July 27, 2017

Summer reading program boosts literacy

PITTSFORD—On Monday, July 17, Maclure Library, Pittsford Recreation Summer Camp, and Lothrop Elementary School teamed up to treat the children of Pittsford to a storytelling presentation and brand-new books to keep, thanks to a grant from the Children’s Literacy Foundation (CLiF.)

Duncan McDougall led an…

Ludlow piano bound for scrap heap
News Briefs
July 27, 2017

Ludlow piano bound for scrap heap

LUDLOW—After advertising its availability at no cost for six months on social media, Front Porch Forum and news releases, the Friends of Ludlow Auditorium (FOLA) decided it was time to dismantle a very old and somewhat out-of-tune piano stored back stage in the Ludlow Town…

News Briefs
July 27, 2017

Woman used car as weapon

PROCTOR—Police say a Proctor woman attempted to use a motor vehicle as a weapon last week and in doing so placed her two juvenile children in harm’s way.

On the evening of Tuesday, July 18, state police with the Rutland Barracks responded to a family…

News Briefs
July 26, 2017

Woman cited for college break-in

POULTNEY—State police have charged a Mendon woman with burglarizing a building at Green Mountain College. Police said they went to the college at 4 a.m. on July 15, after campus security advised them they had detained a woman they suspected had committed a burglary on…

News Briefs
July 26, 2017

Rutland Region News Briefs

Hickory Street affordable housing enters final phase

Rutland City’s Forest Park neighborhood will be no more, once current demolition is complete, Rutland Housing Authority Executive Director Kevin Loso told the Rutland Herald. The demolition signals the beginning of the third and final phase of removing…

News Briefs
July 26, 2017

Habitat for Humanity welcomes new board members

RUTLAND—Chris Heintz, president of Habitat for Humanity’s Rutland County affiliate, announced last week that Jenna Watson and John Braun have recently accepted the Rutland board’s invitation to join.

“We look forward to working with Jenna and John and know they will contribute a lot to…

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July 26, 2017

LPCTV kicks off rebranding effort

LUDLOW—After serving the Black River Valley and the Okemo region for the past 16 years as LPCTV (Ludlow-Plymouth-Cavendish TV), the community TV station and media education center has decided to re-brand itself as Okemo Valley TV, in order to better reflect its mission and strengthen…

News Briefs
July 26, 2017

Evergreen Substance Abuse Center to relocate

RUTLAND—Rutland Mental Health Services is relocating its Evergreen Substance Abuse Center this fall to unoccupied space in the administration building of BROC Community Action in Southwestern Vermont, adjacent to downtown Rutland on 45 Union St. Both organizations say the move, in addition to providing Evergreen…