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Vermont Fish & Wildlife creates new Bird’s Eye WMA
Local News
April 19, 2017

Vermont Fish & Wildlife creates new Bird’s Eye WMA

By Julia Purdy

On a recent early spring day, with snow still blanketing the woods, no green shoots were poking through just yet, but meltwater was trickling across the old woods road along the east flank of Birdseye, where deer and turkey had left recent…

Service cat Gabby helps the show go on
Local News
April 5, 2017

Service cat Gabby helps the show go on

By Julia Purdy

Gabby the cat is a licensed medical animal who rides on Matty Oldenshaw’s shoulder and warns him of an impending epileptic seizure. Oldenshaw, a sidewalk musician, can usually be found in downtown Rutland on Wednesdays at the corner of the Walmart parking…

“Mountain Manifesto” claims the high ground
News Briefs
March 29, 2017

“Mountain Manifesto” claims the high ground

By Julia Purdy

A new kind of nature book is hitting the stands. “The Mountain Manifesto: A Call to Protect the Green Mountains” is a detailed statement that aims to elevate the level of discourse around ridgeline development for industrial wind from the corporate bottom…

Local News
March 1, 2017

Working forum takes Moon Brook to next step

By Julia Purdy

RUTLAND—As promised at the initial public forum on the fate of Combination Pond in Oct. 24, 2016, public meeting No. 2 of the Moon Brook Pond Modification Project was held Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, at the Rutland High School. Roy Schiff and…

Local News
January 4, 2017

Vermont: who leaves, who stays

By Julia Purdy

There is bad news about population loss in six U.S. states, according to governing.com, which lists Illinois, West Virginia, Connecticut, Mississippi, Maine and Vermont as the states with the most concerning demographics, (“The States with Declining Populations,” Jan. 19, 2016). The article…

Local News
December 28, 2016

VFFC Health Care Share innovates with food Rx

By Julia Purdy

RUTLAND—Wednesday, Dec. 21, was the final day of the 2016 season for eligible households to pick up a hefty shopping tote stuffed with fresh, local farm produce at the Vermont Farmers’ Food Center at 251 West Street in Rutland, site of the…