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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…

Longtime Killington Market employee fondly remembered
Local News
February 15, 2017

Longtime Killington Market employee fondly remembered

By Evan Johnson

For 17 years, visitors picking up a morning coffee on the way to the mountain or a sandwich for the long drive home could count on a friendly face at the Killington Market. According to her friends and co-workers, Ann Seibert was…

Local News
February 8, 2017

A look at Town Meeting races around the region

By Stephen Seitz and Evan Johnson

Area voters seem happy with their town governments this year. Most races around the region remain uncontested, and there are few articles beyond the normal. In Killington, former Selectman Jim Haff is challenging incumbent Selectman Ken Lee for a…

Local News
February 8, 2017

Louras kicks off reelection bid

By Evan Johnson

Citing his efforts to rejuvenate and grow the city he calls home, Rutland Mayor Christopher Louras formally kicked off his reelection bid on Monday evening with a call to Rutland residents to elect him for a sixth two-year term . Speaking to…