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News Briefs
May 11, 2017

Man charged with breaking into Rochester School

By Evan Johnson

ROCHESTER—Police say they caught the man responsible for breaking into the Rochester School and another residence this weekend.  On Sunday, May 7, state police from the Royalton Barracks responded to a report of a break-in on Kirby Drive. Upon arriving, they discovered…

Rutland Rugby Club wins local tournament
Local News
May 10, 2017

Rutland Rugby Club wins local tournament

By Evan Johnson 

On Saturday, May 6 in West Rutland, rugby fans from all over the state descended on a field outside of town for a day of hard tackles, mooseburgers and fundraising for a good cause. The event: The Keith Page Memorial Rugby Invitational.

Local News
May 10, 2017

Construction updates: expect paving, lane closures

By Evan Johnson

Springtime roadwork will continue through this week on two projects in central Vermont, with planing and resurfacing of significant portions of east- and west-bound corridors.

Route 4

Work on the nearly 15-mile repaving project on Route 4 will continue this week. According…

News Briefs
May 3, 2017

Assisted-living worker assaulted a resident

By Evan Johnson

HARTFORD—A 22-year-old worker at a Hartford assisted-living facility has been accused of sexually abusing an 83-year-old woman with dementia.

Valley Terrace employee Michael Paton, allegedly had sex with the woman in her room on Monday, according to a news release from Vermont…

Route 4 road work continues, delays expected
Local News
May 3, 2017

Route 4 road work continues, delays expected

By Evan Johnson and Julia Purdy

Delays are expected this week as road work including drainage and milling is scheduled to continue on Route 4 this week. The project is scheduled to last through this spring and summer and covers a distance of roughly 14…

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…