News Briefs

News Briefs
May 24, 2017

Summit Lodge golf classic to tee off, June 2

KILLINGTON—Summit Lodge Golf Classic is set to tee off Friday, June 2 in its fifth annual golf tournament, Tee Off for Autism, held at Green Mountain National Golf Course, Barrows Towne Road, Killington. Registration starts at noon, with a 1 p.m. shotgun start. $130 per…

News Briefs
May 24, 2017

Golf tourney to benefit Habitat for Humanity

RUTLAND—Habitat for Humanity of Rutland County is pleased to announce the the second annual benefit golf tournament to be held at Proctor Pittsford Country Club Friday, May 26. The tournament will benefit Habitat for Humanity and its upcoming construction project at 42 Cleveland Ave. in…

News Briefs
May 24, 2017

Lakes Region News Briefs

Honors, awards, and congratulations

PAWLET—The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards recently named 14-year-old Riley Callen of Pawlet as one of America’s top 10 youth volunteers of 2017. In the eighth grade, she founded an annual hike that has raised more than $250,000 in search of…

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May 24, 2017

Rutland Region News Briefs

Rutland City discusses local option tax

City Treasurer Wendy Wilton urged the Board of Aldermen consider a local option tax that would fund liability payments to the city pension fund. Wilton proposed the city retire its city charter provision for taxing meals, entertainment, and lodging,…

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May 24, 2017

Rutland County Parent Child Center welcomes new leadership

RUTLAND—The board of directors for the Rutland County Parent Child Center (RCPCC) has announced that Mary Zigman, M.S. Ed., has been named the new executive director, effective June 1. Zigman succeeds Caprice Hover who was recently appointed executive director of United Way of Rutland County….

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May 24, 2017

Police stepping up seatbelt checks

As motorists take to the roads this Memorial Day holiday, Vermont law enforcement is urging everyone to buckle up. Beginning this week, law enforcement officials will be out in full force, taking part in the 2017 National Click It or Ticket (CIOT) seat belt enforcement…

Fish & Wildlife enlists public to fight invasives
News Briefs
May 18, 2017

Fish & Wildlife enlists public to fight invasives

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department encourages the public to learn more about invasive species and help combat their spread. Landowners can play an important role in controlling non-native, invasive plants such as knotweed and buckthorn, while boaters and anglers can help prevent the spread…

News Briefs
May 18, 2017

Getting more Vermonters to go to college

By Sen. Bernie Sanders

The good news is that Vermont has one of the highest high school graduation rates in the country; fully 88 percent of our kids leave high school with a diploma.  All of us – parents, educators, community members and most of…