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Basketball program emphasizes sportsmanship
News Briefs
March 17, 2018

Basketball program emphasizes sportsmanship

RUTLAND—Rutland Recreation’s basketball tournament had a different focus this year: sportsmanship! The tournament, which held 44 games in less than 10 days, took place Feb. 24 to March 3 at Rutland high school.

New this year, a sportsmanship code of conduct was read at the…

News Briefs
February 14, 2018

The “Oil Can” Committee

By Rep. Jim Harrison, R-Bridgewater, Chittenden, Killington & Mendon

When the new session began on Jan. 3, I was reassigned to the House Government Operations Committee, one of 14 House committees that meets on a daily basis to delve into various proposals and bills. What…

police
February 7, 2018

Police conduct saturation patrols Killington

On Feb. 3-4, between 10 p.m. and 2 a.m., Troopers from Rutland Barracks conducted a saturation patrol in the town of Killington. Troopers focused their efforts on stopping and arresting individuals operating under the influence of alcohol/ drugs. While on patrol, Troopers conducted 11 traffic…

police
February 7, 2018

Young man jumped to his death

QUECHEE – On Sunday, Jan. 28, police responded to a call from the Quechee Gorge. A Hartford resident in his early 20s had jumped to his death, authorities reported. They did not release the name of the deceased. Authorities said the young man had been…

police
February 7, 2018

405 pot plants found in Proctor home

PROCTOR— On Jan. 30, troopers from the Vermont State Police, Rutland Barracks conducted a motor vehicle stop on Route 103 in Mount Holly for a speeding violation. The operator was identified as Kevin Burnham, age 49 from Proctor. Troopers also identified Deana Burnham and Keeghan…

News Briefs
February 7, 2018

Rutland Region 2/7/18

By Lani Duke

Rutland-area scholars on Castleton U, CCV honors lists Castleton University recently revealed the names of those students who made the President’s List and Dean’s List for 2017-18 fall semester. President’s List students must be full-time students with a grade point average of…

News Briefs
February 7, 2018

Lakes Region 2/7/18

By Lani Duke

Poultney quarry, Part One POULTNEY— Blasting at a slate quarry across the road from their property has damaged their home to the point that it has no resale value, Jeffrey and Kristin Silverman claimed in a lawsuit they filed against Hilltop Slate…

Meet retail director Sean Meszkat
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February 1, 2018

Meet retail director Sean Meszkat

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By Karen D. Lorentz

Stepping into a snowsport shop at Okemo is akin to being a kid in a candy store. There’s so much gear, clothing, and accessories in a kaleidoscope of shapes, sizes and colors…

Vermont Fish & Wildlife offers fly tying courses
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February 1, 2018

Vermont Fish & Wildlife offers fly tying courses

By Tom Rogers

Anglers cast lines in Vermont rivers.

The Fish & Wildlife Department is offering Intro to Fly Tying, a series of introductory classes for fly fishing anglers interesting in learning how to tie their own flies….