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News Briefs
March 8, 2017

Rutland couple arrested for severe neglect of young child

RUTLAND—A man and a woman are facing charges of domestic assault and exposure and abandonment of a child under 2 years old. On July 20, 2016, the Rutland City Police Department was notified of a possible shaken baby incident that had occurred at an earlier…

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March 8, 2017

Rutland Region News Briefs

Rutland Free Library tightens belt

A $40,000 budget deficit has caused the Rutland Free Library to look for ways to economize in the 2017-2018 budget year. The shortfall is the result of lower interest returns on library endowments, combined with Rutland City Board of Aldermen…

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March 8, 2017

Lakes Region News Briefs

Castleton Community Center adds board members, plans March activities

CASTLETON—Joan Chader and Mary Beth Hadeka joined the Castleton Community Seniors board at that group’s February meeting. Chader and her husband moved to their Lake Bomoseen home in 2002. Hadeka and her husband have lived in…

Cobra Gymnastics shines at Hip Hop Classic
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March 1, 2017

Cobra Gymnastics shines at Hip Hop Classic

RUTLAND—The Cobra Gymnastics team recently competed in the 2017 Hip Hop Classic at Woodman Athletics in Brattleboro, Vt. Teams traveled from New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Vermont to compete across eight sessions. This highly anticipated meet was fiercely competitive and full of energy, according to the…

Poultney Area St. David’s Society hosts dinner
News Briefs
March 1, 2017

Poultney Area St. David’s Society hosts dinner

Poultney Area St. David’s Society held its 29th annual St. David’s Day dinner Feb. 26 in the Slate Valley in Granville, N.Y. It was an enjoyable, waited dinner and fellowship gathering which was followed by the society’s program, “Bring Something Welsh” show and tell. The show…

Rutland readies for new sculpture
News Briefs
March 1, 2017

Rutland readies for new sculpture

With an eye toward attracting visitors and celebrating the Rutland region’s history and the 30th anniversary of the Carving Studio & Sculpture Center (CSSC), a major new downtown Rutland sculpture has been commissioned.

MKF Properties and Green Mountain Power commissioned the roughly 10-ton sculpture as…

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March 1, 2017

Rutland Region News Briefs

City programs combat cabin fever

Keep an eye on some of the interesting events at the Rutland Free Library. Wednesday, March 8, will present the Lego Building Challenge sponsored by the Rutland Boys & Girls Club. The library also offers opportunities to practice Japanese, German,…

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March 1, 2017

Devil’s Bowl to receive $10,000 NASCAR grant

WEST HAVEN—Devil’s Bowl Speedway, located on Route 22A in West Haven, Vt., already has its first “win” in the 2017 stock car racing season. At a conference at the Plaza Hotel in Daytona Beach, Fla., Feb. 18, it was announced that NASCAR has awarded a…

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March 1, 2017

Loyalty Day parade approaches; organizers seek participants

According to the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Loyalty Day originally began as “Americanization Day” in 1921 as a counter to the Communist May 1 celebration of the Russian Revolution. On May 1, 1930, 10,000 VFW members staged a rally at New York’s Union Square to…

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March 1, 2017

Lakes Region News Briefs

Safety concerns cancel ice fishing derby

BENSON—Low water levels, rainy weather forecasts, and poor ice conditions led to Fair Haven Rotary Club’s cancelling its planned 45th annual Great Benson Ice Fishing Derby. This cancellation was only the second time the event has been cancelled. Organizers…