Tag Archives: Lakes Region

News Briefs
January 3, 2018

Lakes Region News Briefs

County farmers adapt with the times WELLS—The Larson Farm in Wells has changed from a large commercial dairy farm with 150 Holstein cows in 1993 to a smaller organic farm with 20 head of Jersey cows, some heifers, and 20 Devon beef cattle. Twelve years…

News Briefs
December 6, 2017

Lakes Region news briefs

By Lani Duke

Castleton Float Bridge contract approved, credit union permitting questioned

CASTLETON—Blair Enman of Enman Kesselring Consulting Engineering told the Castleton Select Board Nov. 27 that his company has been involved in the Float Bridge rework since about 2014. The…

News Briefs
October 11, 2017

Lakes Region

By Lani Duke

Act 46: Rupert, Pawlet approach the 11th hour

Saying that students with low financial resources would be at a disadvantage compared to their peers from higher-income families, the Vermont State Board of Education rejected the Act 46 merger that would have Rupert…

News Briefs
September 6, 2017

Lakes Region News Briefs 9/6

By Lani Duke

Lake group tries new approach to eradicating milfoil from Bomoseen: new harvester gets to work

The Lake Bomoseen Association has wound up a 10-day, $29,500 weed harvesting program in which a pair of harvester boats cut and pulled Eurasian milfoil from water…

News Briefs
August 23, 2017

Lakes region news briefs 8/23

By Lani Duke

Town managers changing

Fair Haven interim Town Manager Jonas Rosenthal said Aug. 17 that the town’s search committee has narrowed the field of applicants for the town manager position to three. He was in the process of sending a questionnaire to each…

News Briefs
August 10, 2017

Lakes region news briefs 8/9

By Lani Duke

Residents’ cooperative to buy mobile home park

CASTLETON— The Windy Hollow Mobile Home Park on River Street in Castleton is about to become the Windy Hollow Mobile Home Cooperative. With the guidance of the Cooperative Development Institute (CDI), the park’s inhabitants have…

News Briefs
July 26, 2017

Lakes Region News Briefs

Poultney archer scores state’s top buck

POULTNEY—Brett Kelley, 21, of Poultney harvested the highest scoring “typical” buck deer taken with a bow and arrow in the state during 2016. The 9-point buck scored 123 6/8 in the Boone & Crockett scoring system, as reported in…

News Briefs
July 5, 2017

Lakes Region News Briefs

Archaeology dig on Buckner Preserve

WEST HAVEN—Castleton University students are among the diggers laboring to learn about humans’ interaction with the environment in the southern Lake Champlain Basin. They are taking part in an archaeology dig at the Helen W. Buckner Preserve in West Haven.

News Briefs
June 29, 2017

Lakes Region News Briefs

Dollar General stores planned for western Rutland County

CASTLETON—While Poultney waits to learn whether a Dollar General store will move in, one is under construction in Castleton. The steel will be placed in July and the store will have a soft opening in early September…

News Briefs
June 14, 2017

Lakes Region News Briefs

ARSU looks to merger

Addison-Rutland Supervisory Union Superintendent Ron Ryan met with the School Board May 24, discussing the changes that will take place as the supervisory union becomes the Slate Valley Unified Union district in July 2018.

The new board will contain 18 members,…