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News Briefs
January 25, 2018

$80,000 in shooting range improvement grants available

Vermont Fish & Wildlife has received $80,000 in grant funds from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Wildlife Restoration Program, which is funded by federal excise taxes on hunting and shooting equipment. Grants will be made available for shooting range upgrades to enhance their safety…

News Briefs
January 25, 2018

2018 personal income tax season opens Jan. 29

The Internal Revenue Service  has announced that it will begin accepting federal returns on Jan. 29, one week later than last year, to ensure the security and readiness of its tax processing systems and to assess the potential impact of recent federal tax legislation on 2017 returns. Tax returns…

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January 25, 2018

Local police respond to burglaries, overdose

The Killington Police Department responded to 21 incidents between Jan. 13 and Jan. 19.

On Jan. 13, officers from the Killington Police:

Responded to a a report of a person in the roadway flagging down traffic in the area near Killington Road and Glazebrook. The…

police
January 25, 2018

Arrests made in home-invasion

Police arrested two men they said broke into a home with an accomplice on Saturday night in Mount Holly.

On Jan. 21 state police responded to a residence on Old Turnpike Road at approximately 11 p.m. A caller was reporting a home invasion in progress…

News Briefs
January 25, 2018

Rutland Region News Briefs

Town Meeting ballot additions

Wonderfeet Kids’ Museum in Rutland has gathered signatures to be put on the ballot in Rutland City with a request for $12,000; in Rutland Town, for $4,500; in Mendon, for $2,500; and in Chittenden, for $2,500, Executive Director Kheya Ganguly told…

News Briefs
January 25, 2018

Lakes Region News Briefs

You can’t outrun the radio

FAIR HAVEN— Andrew J. Sipowicz, 21, of Granville, N.Y., learned he couldn’t outrun the reach of police radios Jan. 15. He fled from an officer who saw a man leave the Granville Cumberland Farms with two packages of beer soon…

News Briefs
January 18, 2018

Killington bonfire raises funds

By Evan Johnson

Killington visitors and locals hauled their Christmas trees to Charity’s Tavern and Restaurant on Sunday evening for bonfire and fundraiser.

The event was a benefit for the Killington-Pico Rotary club and Vermont Special Olympics, which will hold the 2018 Winter games at…

News Briefs
January 17, 2018

Leahy arranges for donation of computers to Vermont classrooms

Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) has arranged for a shipment of 25 surplus computers to five Vermont Schools through the U.S. Senate’s Computers for Schools programs.  Overseen by the Senate’s Sergeant At Arms, the program was established to offer surplus computers to classrooms across the country.

News Briefs
January 3, 2018

Osher Winter Lecture Series begins Friday, Jan. 5

By Gerrie Russell

The Osher Life Long Learning Institute in Rutland exists to promote continuing education for area residents age 50 and older. It operates under the auspices of the University of Vermont and is run by a volunteer board of directors comprised of local…

News Briefs
January 3, 2018

Rutland Region News Briefs

Lender shoots self in foot CLARENDON—Mortgage lender Provident Funding Associates is trying to foreclose on the house at 266 Creek Rd., Clarendon. The action is the fourth time Provident has attempted to foreclose on what the real estate website Zillow describes as a 3,750-square-foot, three-bedroom,…