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News Briefs
March 16, 2017

Filmmaker vs. State

Forms, growing state requirements present undue burden filmmaker says

By Lani Duke When Rutland filmmaker David Giancola shot scenes for his in-process feature film Axcellerator around the downtown Rutland parking deck before 9 a.m. October 26, he took care to have permission from the parking…

News Briefs
March 16, 2017

Green Mountain College to host symposium on Syria

Green Mountain College will host a Syrian Neighbors symposium on Saturday, March 18 to raise awareness and spark dialogue around the Syrian refugee crisis. Free and open to the public, the symposium brings together three national scholars, Dr. Wendy Pearlman, Dr. Clare Gillis and Ms….

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March 16, 2017

BROC, Hannaford launch tote-bag fundraiser

RUTLAND—BROC-Community Action in Southwestern Vermont, a nonprofit committed to ending poverty and helping low-income people move forward toward self-sufficiency, has been selected as a beneficiary of the Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag Program for March. This program has been designed to support local nonprofits like BROC-Community…

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March 16, 2017

ECO AmeriCorps program seeks members for 2017-2018

Program provides opportunity for graduates to begin a natural resource career, focusing on environmental needs The Vermont Environmental Careers and Opportunities (ECO) AmeriCorps program is seeking applicants interested in beginning an environmental career, according to a March 9 news release. Recent and soon-to-be graduates with…

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March 16, 2017

Saints go 1-6 in Florida games

The College of St. Joseph Baseball team had a busy week in Florida, playing in seven games over a five-day span. It was a challenging road trip, as they faced some of the best teams the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics has to offer. The…

Income tax form has line for wildlife fund donation
News Briefs
March 8, 2017

Income tax form has line for wildlife fund donation

Interested in conserving Vermont’s wildlife? Consider making a donation to the Nongame Wildlife Fund on line 29 of the state income tax form this tax season. The fund helps to conserve some of Vermont’s most threatened wildlife species such as bald eagles, lynx, and bats.

CU home to rare, vintage Unitron telescope
News Briefs
March 8, 2017

CU home to rare, vintage Unitron telescope

CASTLETON—Tucked away on the backside of campus near the Observatory Lot is Castleton’s own nearly 700-pound hidden treasure. The Castleton Observatory has been home to a rare Unitron telescope, one of only three models open to the public in the entire world, since April 1960.

News Briefs
March 8, 2017

New Jersey men arrested for illegal drugs in West Rutland

WEST RUTLAND—On the night of Feb. 28, state troopers from the Rutland Barracks pulled a vehicle over on Route 4 in West Rutland. Investigation revealed that the driver, Joel Cruz, age 24 of Union City, N.J., had an active arrest warrant in the state of…

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March 8, 2017

Bennington woman killed in Vermont 100 crash

Police say a 23-year-old woman from Bennington died from injuries resulting in a two-car crash that occurred March 3 in Pittsfield.

On Friday evening at around 6 p.m., troopers from the  State Police  Rutland Barracks, Pittsfield Fire Department and White River Valley Ambulance were notified…