Tag Archives: Curt Peterson

Local News
September 12, 2018

Survey gives three-month bridge project high marks

By Curt Peterson

WOODSTOCK—Replacement of Bridge No. 51 over Kedron Brook on Route 4 in Woodstock began in April and was completed on June 7, five days ahead of schedule, according to an email from Communications and Public Involvement Coordinator Megan Savage for…

Local News
September 12, 2018

Reading parents protest over potential loss of school

By Curt Peterson

READING—The Windsor Central Modified Unified Union School District Board (WCMUUSD) voted to remove one full-time teacher from Reading’s faculty, necessitating grade reconfiguration and inspiring several teachers and parents to protest at the board’s August meeting.

Reading voters, notoriously…

Local News
August 29, 2018

Barnard could be forced to join WCMUU school district

By Curt Peterson

BARNARD—The Agency of Education published its long-awaited draft of “Default Articles of Agreement,” the adoption of which will be considered by the state Board of Education on or before Nov. 30.

The Default Articles, required by ACT 49, will apply to any…

Local News
August 29, 2018

First day of school called off due to mold investigation

By Curt Peterson

POMFRET—Two days before school was supposed to start at Prosper Valley School in Pomfret, parents were advised the morning of Aug. 27 that school would not open as expected due to mold.

“Some significant issues have arisen with the Prosper Valley School…

Local News
August 29, 2018

Investigators: Arson destroyed Woodstock newspaper offices

By Curt Peterson

WOODSTOCK—The Vermont State Police Arson Investigation Unit has declared the Woodstock fire that destroyed the two-story building housing the offices of The Vermont Standard on July 16 as arson.

Evidence taken from the building on July 18 is undergoing a second set…

Local News
August 22, 2018

No Confederate flags at Rutland Fair for first time

By Curt Peterson

RUTLAND—As of Monday, Aug. 20, the Rutland Area National Association for the Advancement of Colored People gathered 3,946 signatures on a petition (RANAACP) asking management of the Vermont State Fair to prohibit display or sale of Confederate symbols or flags at last…

Local News
August 22, 2018

Barnard, Orwell fight school consolidation

By Curt Peterson

In June the Agency of Education made “recommendations” for over 90 local school districts that wish to avoid consolidation with merged districts under ACT 46. AoE recommended 18 districts for “forced merger.”

The final decision will be made by the state Board…

Local News
August 9, 2018

Barnard school seeks independence

By Curt Peterson

BARNARD—The Barnard School Board expects the Vermont Board of Education (BoE) to accept recommendation by the Agency of Education (AoE) to force the school to join the Windsor Central Modified Unified Union School District.

A decision is due Nov. 30.

Pamela Fraser…

Welch tours Rutland County ahead of election
Featured
August 8, 2018

Welch tours Rutland County ahead of election

By Curt Peterson

RUTLAND—Congressman Peter Welch began his July 30 campaign tour in Rutland County with a visit to the newly renovated Emergency Services Facility at Rutland Regional Medical Center.

Welch is Vermont’s only representative in the United States Congress, and he is up for…

Local News
August 8, 2018

Starbucks, Five Guys could soon be coming to Rutland

By Curt Peterson

RUTLAND—Two international brands have found Rutland an interesting site for their franchises.

Both Starbucks and Five Guys Burgers have approached officials with proposals to open a new location in town.

With a population of 16,595 and ranked the third largest municipality in…