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Facing invasive species, Mendon to remove trees
Local News
April 26, 2017

Facing invasive species, Mendon to remove trees

By Evan Johnson 

Spread out among 17 tracts in the woods around Mendon, 150 acres of red pine are coming down this year.  The trees are being removed due to red pine scale, an invasive species that preys on the coniferous trees.

“If they’re not…

Local News
April 26, 2017

Jim Harrison appointed as House rep

By Evan Johnson

Jim Harrison has jumped “with two feet” into his new role as state representative for the towns of Killington, Mendon, Chittenden and Bridgewater. The Chittenden resident was selected by Gov. Phil Scott to replace Rep. Job Tate, who resigned from his post…

Local News
April 19, 2017

In midst of partisan fights, Welch hopes for collaboration

By Evan Johnson

Vermont Congressman Peter Welch had a busy Thursday in Rutland last week. He spoke on behalf of the Community Development Block Grants, visited a Veterans’ Affairs outpatient clinic, sat in on a meeting with the Rutland Regional Chamber of Commerce and got…

Local News
April 19, 2017

Welch gets preview of new regional marketing efforts

By Evan Johnson

RUTLAND—Vermont Congressman Peter Welch got an inside look at the Rutland Regional Chamber of Commerce’s efforts to increase the visibility of the Rutland area while on a statewide swing through the state last week. Welch sat down with business and community leaders…

Local News
April 19, 2017

Unification vote fails for seven towns

Royalton voted “no”; a “yes” vote was necessary for school board merger to pass By Evan Johnson

School district officials and community members are looking for a way forward after a plan to unify seven towns into three “side-by-side” districts in central Vermont failed last…

Local News
April 12, 2017

With Act 46 votes, deadline looms

By Evan Johnson

Rochester and Wells both have important votes deciding education plans this week. Should they fail, they’ll need to quickly come up with backup plans quickly that satisfy the state’s requirements.

Rochester votes April 11 on a plan to unify with districts in…

Killington Resort unveils vision, bold plans, investments
Featured
April 5, 2017

Killington Resort unveils vision, bold plans, investments

By Evan Johnson

The Killington community got a preview of what the next three years will hold on Monday afternoon, April 3. Highlights of the summer kick-off event included on-slope infrastructure, a revitalized base lodge, mountain biking trails, solar power developments and events. “Hang onto…

Wasps look to sting at hockey nationals
Featured
March 29, 2017

Wasps look to sting at hockey nationals

By Evan Johnson

The Woodstock Wasps youth hockey team has traveled far for their wins this season. Of the 43 games played, the team has established a 31-11-1 record while traveling to faceoff against teams in Northern New York state and Connecticut. The Wasps’ record…

Mendon student wins state math competition
Local News
March 29, 2017

Mendon student wins state math competition

By Evan Johnson

Math and science can be daunting subjects for young students, but for seventh grader Sophia Hussak of Mendon, the world of numbers appears to come quite easily. The 13-year-old at Barstow Memorial School took home first place in her division at the…

Local News
March 29, 2017

Killington Road redevelopment advances

By Evan Johnson

At a planning commission meeting last week, engineers and architects presented a plan for managing traffic in the main commercial center of Killington. Using local traffic data and case studies from other ski areas in Vermont and around the country, the plan…