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Castleton president to leave in December
Featured
March 15, 2017

Castleton president to leave in December

 By Evan Johnson

CASTLETON—Castleton University’s longest-serving president is looking forward to his next venture. Dave Wolk announced at a campus assembly last week that he will step down in December after serving for 16 years.

“I want to go out on a high,” he said…

Winter storm Stella wallops northeast
Featured
March 15, 2017

Winter storm Stella wallops northeast

Ski resorts and snowsport enthusiasts rejoice

By Evan Johnson

Winter storm Stella came down hard on the northeast dumping up to two feet of snow by early Wednesday. The fast-moving storm caused thousands of flights across the northeast to be canceled and closed schools.

The…

Local News
March 15, 2017

Act 46 votes yield mixed results for Rutland County

By Evan Johnson 

On Town Meeting Day last week, voters in Rutland County passed successful merger votes for the Addison Rutland district, while voting down mergers in Rutland Central and Rutland Southwest. Of the 10 school district merger votes around the state, six were approved.

Allaire defeats Louras, becomes new city mayor
Local News
March 8, 2017

Allaire defeats Louras, becomes new city mayor

By Evan Johnson RUTLAND CITY—The third third time was the charm for David Allaire. The 19-year veteran of the Rutland City Board of Aldermen successfully unseated sitting Mayor Chris Louras by a wide margin. Initial results on Tuesday evening showed Allaire taking 2,196 votes to…

Rutland readies for new sculpture
News Briefs
March 1, 2017

Rutland readies for new sculpture

With an eye toward attracting visitors and celebrating the Rutland region’s history and the 30th anniversary of the Carving Studio & Sculpture Center (CSSC), a major new downtown Rutland sculpture has been commissioned.

MKF Properties and Green Mountain Power commissioned the roughly 10-ton sculpture as…

Local News
March 1, 2017

Local options tax receipts highlight early winter

By Evan Johnson

At its Feb. 21 meeting, the Killington Select Board announced the local option tax results for the fourth quarter. Killington took in $153,655.43 in sales and use and $92,823.89 in room and meals receipts during October, November and December.

The fourth quarter…

Local News
February 22, 2017

Route 4 slated for extensive spring and summer roadwork

By Evan Johnson

Drivers between Rutland and Killington will have to time their drives carefully this spring and summer, as Route 4 has been slated for a project involving the planing and resurfacing of roughly 15 miles. The project will begin slightly east of the…

Local News
February 15, 2017

Select Board backs expansion of GMNF

By Evan Johnson

KILLINGTON—At its Feb. 7 meeting, the Killington Select Board unanimously approved a measure to sell a 229-acre parcel of forest to the Green Mountain National Forest (GMNF). Kate Wanner, a project manager for the Trust for Public Land (TPL), and Chris Mattrick,…

Local News
February 15, 2017

Proctor bike path gets rolling

By Evan Johnson

PROCTOR—Cyclists and pedestrians in the town of Proctor are looking for a safe way to get around, and in the coming months, a new bike path may become a reality. Last year, the town received a $27,000 VTrans Bicycle and Pedestrian Program…