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‘Food as medicine’: Rutland’s Farmacy Project
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July 18, 2018

‘Food as medicine’: Rutland’s Farmacy Project

By Julia Purdy

RUTLAND—Now entering its fourth year, the Rutland County Farmacy Project opened Wednesday, July 11, at both the Vermont Farmers Food Center (VFFC) on West St. and at the Community Health Center of the Rutland Region (CHCRR) on Stratton Road.

Known previously as…

Vacant properties sold
Local News
July 18, 2018

Vacant properties sold

By Julia Purdy

RUTLAND— Chaplin Ave. is a short, quiet dead-end street that climbs a gentle hill above Route 7 across from the state fairgrounds. It’s a neighborhood of modest homes of various vintages, some with front porches and the the railroad tracks that are…

Local News
June 14, 2018

Killington-to-Rutland bike trail envisioned

By Julia Purdy

The Mendon Economic Development Committee met in a public meeting Wednesday, June 6, to continue discussing ways to improve Mendon’s economic picture.

Bryan Sell, a board member of the Pine Hill Partnership, shared with the committee a preliminary plan for an east-west…

Golf season tees off successfully
Local News
May 23, 2018

Golf season tees off successfully

By Julia Purdy

KILLINGTON—Last Friday, May 11, was the first night of league play as the Green Mountain National Golf Course racked up its third week open for the season. Small groups could be seen down the fairway. Later, golfers gathered on the deck and…

Combination Pond fishing derby lands good catches
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May 9, 2018

Combination Pond fishing derby lands good catches

By Julia Purdy

RUTLAND—Combination Pond, a former farm pond on Moon Brook nestled within a labyrinthine suburban neighborhood on the eastern edge of Rutland City, was the lively scene of the annual fishing derby Saturday, May 5, which draws families and anglers from all over…

Good weather for ducks (and geese)
Local News
May 2, 2018

Good weather for ducks (and geese)

By Julia Purdy

PITTSFORD—Otter Creek overtopped its banks after days of continuous rain, flooding low-lying roads and fields in Pittsford near Gorham Bridge and at Depot Hill. The popular shortcut from Pittsford to Proctor was closed to traffic, although some couldn’t resist the fun of…

Library’s Fox Room reopens with champagne gala
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April 25, 2018

Library’s Fox Room reopens with champagne gala

By Julia Purdy

RUTLAND—After months of closure for repairs and upgrades, the Nella Grimm Fox Room at the Rutland Free Library reopened Thursday, April 19, with speeches, door prizes and a 50/50 raffle, canapés, a champagne toast, and over 200 patrons, staff and well-wishers in…

Touring Casella’s Zero Sort recycling
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April 25, 2018

Touring Casella’s Zero Sort recycling

By Julia Purdy and Polly Lynn Mikula

RUTLAND—Friday, April 20, the Mountain Times staff made a field trip to Casella Recycling in Center Rutland, the heart of the Casella trash collection and recycling empire. The visit was made partly to resolve disagreements in the Mountain…

Local News
April 18, 2018

Townspeople spoke, Killington Select Board listened

By Julia Purdy

KILLINGTON— On Thursday, April 12, the Killington Select Board held a special meeting for the specific purpose of receiving public input and discussion on two urgent topics, which emerged from Town Meeting this year: future management of the Green Mountain National Golf…