News Briefs

News Briefs
November 8, 2017

New challenges being addressed in food economy

Over 270 members of the Vermont Farm to Plate Network convened Oct. 26-27, 2017 at the seventh annual Farm to Plate Network Gathering in Killington to address workforce development and business succession challenges in Vermont’s farm and food economy.

The local food economy…

News Briefs
October 18, 2017

Rutland report

By Lani Duke

Chamber annual meeting looking at Rutland positives

RUTLAND—Good things are happening in Rutland, Rutland Region Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Mary Cohen told the Rutland Herald. The Chamber’s annual meeting Oct. 19 in the Paramount Theatre features the details of…

News Briefs
October 18, 2017

Lakes region news briefs

By Lani Duke

New regulation keeps second-year students in dorms

CASTLETON—Castleton University’s recent expansion of dorm units in downtown Rutland has added 75 more rooms and 45 more singles to the college’s student housing, according to the Castleton Spartan, even though the castleton.edu…

News Briefs
October 11, 2017

Rutland Region

By Lani Duke

National Night Out

More than 1,000 people came to the Giorgetti Athletic Complex to celebrate National Night Out, NeighborWorks of Western Vermont announced in its recent newsletter. More than 35 organizations came to inform the community about their services and take part…

News Briefs
October 11, 2017

Lakes Region

By Lani Duke

Act 46: Rupert, Pawlet approach the 11th hour

Saying that students with low financial resources would be at a disadvantage compared to their peers from higher-income families, the Vermont State Board of Education rejected the Act 46 merger that would have Rupert…

News Briefs
October 11, 2017

Fall fishing action heating up across Vermont

A recent mix of cool nights and unseasonably warm days has created optimal conditions for fall fishing, and anglers throughout Vermont are reporting that the action is beginning to pick up for both warm and cold-water fish species.

“Summertime conditions seemed to delay the fall…

News Briefs
October 4, 2017

Crime victims speak out, share hardships and challenges

By Alan Keays, VTDigger

Several victims of crime spoke out Tuesday, Sept. 19, at a “listening” forum in Rutland hosted by the Vermont Center for Crime Victim Services, Waterbury. They talked of feeling guilty for coming forward, not getting justice and the impacts of what…

Vt. waterfowl hunting weekend brings youth outdoors
Featured
September 20, 2017

Vt. waterfowl hunting weekend brings youth outdoors

Sept. 23-24—VERMONT—A youngster’s first hunt can mark the beginning of a lifelong passion for the outdoors and a commitment to wildlife conservation. There is no finer time to begin this journey than during Vermont’s upcoming youth waterfowl hunting weekend on Sept. 23-24.

“Vermont’s youth waterfowl hunting weekend…

W2W cancer support group heads to the beach
Featured
September 6, 2017

W2W cancer support group heads to the beach

Photo by Tamera Mack Pictured: Adela Hanson, Rutland; Paula Liguori, Florence; Linda McGuire, Shrewsbury; Arlene Zivitz, Rutland; Lynn Rose, Rutland; Leslie Sternfels, Fair Haven; Katrine Hughes, Rutland; Carol VanGuilder, Rutland; Susan Edwards, West Rutland; Marie Fitzgerald, Pittsford; Cheryl Gosselin, Fair Haven; Mary Werbinski,…