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Local News
March 28, 2018

United Way praises community for $640,000 “windfall”

RUTLAND—At the end of February, the United Way of Rutland County concluded its 2017-2018 campaign. This was the organization’s 75th year of supporting the Rutland County community.

Caprice Hover, executive director of the United Way of Rutland County, explained the successful effort in a news…

Local News
March 28, 2018

New three-day music festival coming to Okemo

LUDLOW—With spring on its way, now is the time to mark the calendar with all the best summer events to attend. A new three-day music festival, Okemo’s All Come Home Music Festival scheduled for July 12-14 at Okemo Jackson Gore base area, is sure to…

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February 7, 2018

Voters react to OVUU budget

By Lee J. Kahrs, The Reporter BRANDON— There are as many opinions as taxpayers regarding a proposed Otter Valley Unified Union School [OVUU] budget that offers the consolidation of schools and programs to save $500,000. The budget After several weeks of ideas, forums and fact…

Audubon society joins bird monitoring group
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February 7, 2018

Audubon society joins bird monitoring group

By Roy Pilcher

This American tree sparrow is quite puffed up as it sits perched on a piece of weathered wood.

Saturday, Feb. 10, 8 a.m. — WEST RUTLAND — Rutland County Audubon Society hosts its monthly bird monitoring walk, Saturday, Feb. 10….

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February 7, 2018

BarnArts begins Feb. 9 with “Brighton Beach Memoirs”

BARNARD— BarnArts Center for the Arts announces a full 2018 calendar to celebrate seven years of community-based arts programming. BarnArts will stage a series of musical and community events including four theater productions, two of which will be in new venues for the organization: The…

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January 24, 2018

Healthcare speakers discuss options for care, with aging

Wednesday, Jan. 31, 1:15 p.m.—CASTLETON—As we get older our needs change and we are faced with making some difficult decisions for ourselves or for our loved ones. For most of us, we are not fully aware of what is available to help with those ever-changing…

Arts, Dining & Entertainment
January 11, 2018

Local TV to host producers’ group

RUTLAND—PEGTV is inviting the community to join its new monthly group called The Producers’ Group. The goal of the group is to inspire, train, and connect longtime and aspiring producers alike in a fun, encouraging atmosphere. It’s an opportunity for locals to share their work,…

State News
January 4, 2018

Gov. Scott calls for anti-harassment training

By Elizabeth Hewitt, VTDigger

The state has investigated 52 claims of sexual harassment reported by state employees since 2014, according to the Vermont Department of Human Resources.

Disciplinary action was taken in two cases in 2016 and two cases in 2017. (Penalties can range from…

Local News
January 3, 2018

Panel creates “roadmap” to combat opioid abuse

By Alan J. Keays, VT Digger

A panel charged with coming up with ways to combat the opioid crisis in Vermont has developed recommendations it will now work with others to help turn into reality.

The Governor’s Opioid Coordination Council has compiled a draft document which…