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Developers of Starbucks seek DRB approval
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September 12, 2018

Developers of Starbucks seek DRB approval

By Julia Purdy

RUTLAND—The developers of the proposed Starbucks restaurant on North Main Street appeared before the Rutland Development Review Board (DRB) and observers Wednesday to present updates to the project and request a conditional use permit to operate a retail store in…

Glimmerstone Quarry future hangs in the balance
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August 29, 2018

Glimmerstone Quarry future hangs in the balance

By Julia Purdy

CAVENDISH—Tierney Road has become the focus of contention among neighbors over the proposed reopening of a small rock quarry at the end of this mile-long town road that climbs a wooded hillside. Brightly-colored signs reading “Stop the Tierney Road Quarry” stud the…

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August 29, 2018

Ruff Life adds to downtown café choices

By Julia Purdy

RUTLAND—Curtis Bourque, born and raised in Rutland and a server/bartender by trade, stood at the counter of the Ruff Life Café, 46 Center Street, waiting for his takeout order of coffee drinks. He missed the old Coffee Exchange down the street, and…

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August 29, 2018

Romancing the stone in south-central Vermont

By Julia Purdy

Vermont is famous for its commercially valuable mineral resources, from marble, slate and granite to talc and calcium carbonate. But less well known is a rock that occurs throughout Vermont in the everyday landscape: schist.

Although schist does not feature prominently in…

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August 22, 2018

Write-in votes shed light on voter preferences

By Julia Purdy

Ballots bursting with candidates for prominent positions make for exciting races and clear winners, but a deeper dive can offer clues about the minds of voters, especially in primary elections, which are noted for their low turnout, and especially in unsettled times.

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August 15, 2018

Killington Select Board hesitates on solar

By Julia Purdy

KILLINGTON—Obstacles are multiplying for the town’s installation of 15 solar trackers.

The Killington Select Board discussed the actual cost per kilowatt-hour; the wisdom of taking on long-term debt in which the savings in electric bills would not be felt for some time;…

Killington to get more solar panels
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July 25, 2018

Killington to get more solar panels

By Julia Purdy

KILLINGTON—Much of the regular July 16 Select Board meeting concerned the impending contract with AllEarth Solar of Williston for installation of a net-metering system to serve the town offices’ power needs. Bob Vittingl, a consultant for Apex Solar, the installer,…

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July 25, 2018

Dollar General approved with conditions

By Julia Purdy

PITTSFORD—In a process that began in November 2017, a developer has received Conditional Use Permit No. 17-38 from the Pittsford Zoning Board of Appeals to build a Dollar General store in the north end of the village. The board’s unanimous…

‘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
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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…