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August 16, 2017

Man arrested for stealing Long Trail hiker’s pack

By Evan Johnson

KILLINGTON— A homeless man was arrested on Monday for stealing a hiker’s backpack on the Long Trail.

The pack was recovered and returned to its owner within hours, noted a few hikers who witnessed the incident.

According to a press release from…

Local News
August 16, 2017

New merger plans in the works for area towns

By Evan Johnson

After multiple failed votes and revotes, school officials in four central Vermont towns are exploring or putting forward new consolidation plans for their area schools.  Royalton and Bethel are now moving forward on a possible partnership, as are Rochester and Stockbridge.

In…

Cyclists ride coast-to-coast for pancreatic cancer
Featured
August 10, 2017

Cyclists ride coast-to-coast for pancreatic cancer

By Evan Johnson

Clad in cycling shoes, shorts and superhero t-shirts, three friends near the end of their cross-country bike trip to raise money for pancreatic cancer research.

The trip, which is being called Portland to Portland, is a project of Josh Johannessen, Scott Phillips,…

Local News
August 9, 2017

Rutland makers pitch to investors

By Evan Johnson

Barry Leete and his team were looking to develop a new automatic pump regulator for firetrucks, Dave Goodspeed hoped to create orthopedic footbeds and inserts using 3D printers, and Jeff DeJarnette dreamed of starting an online music production company for artists around the…

With a blast, KMS begins building training air bag jump
Local News
August 2, 2017

With a blast, KMS begins building training air bag jump

By Evan Johnson

KILLINGTON— On Tuesday afternoon, my phone vibrated with a text from Killington Mountain School’s director of athlete development, Gar Trayner: “Meet me at the umbrella bar [at the] bottom of Superstar at 2:50.”

I replied that I was on my way, grabbed…

Welch visits Rutland, Tours makerspace, talks with young pros
Local News
August 2, 2017

Welch visits Rutland, Tours makerspace, talks with young pros

By Evan Johnson

Growing Rutland’s economy and making it a more accessible place for young people to work was the focus of Rep. Peter Welch’s recent visit to Rutland on Monday, July 31.

After attending a groundbreaking ceremony for a $20.8 million road project in…

Downhill pros tackle Killington singletrack
Featured
August 2, 2017

Downhill pros tackle Killington singletrack

By Evan Johnson

Dry weather meant fast times for mountain bikers competing in the Beast of the East Pro Mountain Bike Gravity Tour (Pro GRT) at the Killington Bike Park.

Competitors battled it out Thursday, July 27 through Sunday, July 30 on the brand new…

police
August 2, 2017

Police search Poultney quarry

By Evan Johnson

POULTNEY— Vermont state police searched a water-filled quarry in Poultney for a Granville, N.Y., man who has been missing since 2014.

According to a press release from the state police, divers from the state police SCUBA team began a search of an…

Local News
July 26, 2017

Rochester School faces narrowing options, deadline approaching

By Evan Johnson

ROCHESTER—The 17 high school students at Rochester School will be able to attend the high school of their choice next year, significantly changing the composition of secondary education in the town.

The latest development in Rochester’s search to provide quality education for…

FEMA assesses flood damage in Brandon
Local News
July 19, 2017

FEMA assesses flood damage in Brandon

By Evan Johnson

Federal Emergency Management Agency staffers were in Vermont last week, appraising damage  to roads, bridges and other infrastructure from early July rain storms.

On Thursday, July 13, a two-man team of public assistants plus a public affairs liaison drove from the Vermont…