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August 2, 2017

Police catch burglar red-handed

A Middletown Springs man was due in court on Monday, July 31 to answer to a burglary charge.

Phillips was apprehended when police received a tip of a burglary in progress on Dayton Road in Middletown Springs at around 3 a.m. on July 30. On…

police
August 2, 2017

Police investigate armed robbery

POULTNEY— Vermont state police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred at a gas station in Poultney, Vt. on July 25. According to a release, troopers from the Rutland Barracks went to the Irving gas station on Main Street in Poultney at around 6:30…

Hunters took record number of turkeys this spring
News Briefs
August 2, 2017

Hunters took record number of turkeys this spring

A preliminary report from Vermont Fish & Wildlife shows that hunters had a banner season this spring with the highest turkey harvest ever recorded. Hunters brought home 6,570 wild turkeys during the spring hunting season, including 743 turkeys taken during the April youth weekend hunt,…

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August 2, 2017

New Ironwood competition arrives at Vermont State Fair

From toothpicks to timber, we use over 2,000 products made from wood every day. Visit the Forestry Building at the Vermont State Fair from Aug. 15 to 19 in Rutland to learn where many of these products come from, how they are manufactured, and gain a clearer…

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August 2, 2017

Woodstock Inn & Resort names new tennis director

WOODSTOCK— Gary S. Thulander, president and general manager of the Woodstock Inn & Resort, has announced the appointment of Andrew Porter as director of tennis at the Woodstock Athletic Club.

As director of tennis, Porter will cultivate the tennis programming at the resort by further…

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August 2, 2017

Rutland Region News Briefs

Proposed pavilion to add new amenities for community

WEST RUTLAND— West Rutland is applying for a $25,000 facilities grant to add a pavilion on its recreation area that would require a match from the town. The cost of the 48-foot by 70-foot pavilion…

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August 2, 2017

Lakes Region News Briefs

Fair Haven considers F&W purchase, looking at stormwater

FAIR HAVEN— The Vermont Department of Fish & Wildlife (VTF&W) intends to buy 281.4 acres of land next to Kehoe Green Mountain Camp, Jane Lazorchak, VTF&W  land acquisition coordinator, told the Fair Haven Select Board July 18….

News Briefs
July 27, 2017

Compass Music and Arts Center seeks submissions

Compass is seeking innovative work for solo and/or group exhibits from artists working in a variety of media. Curators and both emerging and established artists are encouraged to apply. Site-specific work/installations will also be considered. This is a rolling open call for exhibits to begin…

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…