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
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….

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…

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…

Local News
December 6, 2017

Annual Gift-of-Life Marathon helps keep the blood supply strong

New Community Challenge will award winner with sweet treats (maple creemees!) and bragging rights

RUTLAND—Planners of the 2017 Gift-of-Life Marathon blood drive are appealing to the competitive nature of the greater Rutland area with the addition of a Community Challenge that will help…

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…