News Briefs

Nominations sought for GMP-Zetterstrom Environmental Award
News Briefs
April 19, 2017

Nominations sought for GMP-Zetterstrom Environmental Award

Seeking to recognize a leading Vermont environmentalist and honor the legacy of a legendary wildlife advocate, Green Mountain Power has called for nominations for the 2017 GMP-Zetterstrom Environmental Award. Presented annually and named for famed osprey advocate Meeri Zetterstrom of Milton, the GMP-Zetterstrom Environmental Award…

Castleton seniors volunteer in Georgia
News Briefs
April 19, 2017

Castleton seniors volunteer in Georgia

CASTLETON—Nineteen Castleton students traded in their final break of the academic year for some hard hats, hammers, and building supplies, as members of the Habitat for Humanity Club made the journey to Dekalb County, Ga., as part of an alternative spring break trip. The volunteer…

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April 19, 2017

Easter robbery of Wal-Mart lands siblings behind bars

A brother and sister were due in court on Monday morning for stealing a cash register from Wal-Mart in Rutland. On April 16 at approximately 8:05 a.m., officers from the Rutland City Police Department responded to Wal-Mart for a report of a robbery that had…

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April 19, 2017

Be alert to avoid moose on highways

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department are warning drivers to be more cautions of moose crossing roadways. Moose are more likely to be crossing roadways at this time of year, especially after dark or early in the morning as they move from wintering areas to…

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April 19, 2017

Law enforcement to drivers: “Move over”

The Rutland County Sheriff’s Department and other law enforcement agencies in Rutland County will be out enforcing the state “Move Over” law. People are reminded they must move over one lane when passing law enforcement vehicles, fire vehicles, EMS workers and wreckers working on the…

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April 19, 2017

Green Mountain College to collect drugs for disposal

On Thursday, April 20, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. the Regional Prevention Partnerships (RPP) of Rutland, in collaboration with Green Mountain College and the Rutland County Sheriff’s Department, will give the public the opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes…

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April 19, 2017

Lakes Region News Briefs

Tinmouth community weighs in on impaired driving; approx. 200 people attended meeting About 200 people voiced their frustration with Vermont’s failure to remove impaired drivers from the road in a meeting held April 9 at the Tinmouth Community Center. They met with Rutland County State’s…

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April 19, 2017

Rutland Region News Briefs

New pool bids expected soon Rutland may have a new swimming facility in 2018. The design is finalized and requests to bid have been solicited, City Recreation and Parks Department Superintendent Cindi Wight said. Construction could begin as early as June. After much reconsideration, the…

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April 19, 2017

Killington town clerk recognized

Killington’s town clerk Lucrecia Wonser has earned a Master Municipal Clerk (MMC) designation from the International Institute of Municipal Clerks (IIMC). The MMC is one of the two professional designations granted by IIMC. To qualify for entrance into the Master Municipal Clerk Academy (MMCA), which…