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New bike recreation in East Poultney
Switching Gears
August 30, 2018

New bike recreation in East Poultney

By Lani Duke

POULTNEY— The Slate Valley Trails Association plans to open 6 miles of new mountain biking and hiking trails on Route 140 in East Poultney with skill levels ranging from beginner to expert. The entire 10-mile project is expected to be complete this…

Local News
August 1, 2018

Water treatment system overflows

By Lani Duke

RUTLAND—Heavy rains caused East Creek and, to a lesser extent, Otter Creek, to receive an unexpected addition of nearly 9.7 million gallons of partially treated wastewater and stormwater July 23. A report of the overflow became public July 25, delayed because the…

Local News
August 1, 2018

City could see first downtown hotel in decades

By Lani Duke and Katy Savage

RUTLAND—The former Rutland Herald building in downtown Rutland could become the city’s first downtown hotel.

DEW Construction, of Williston, has an option to purchase the building for $620,000.

“That’s considered to be a depressed area,” said DEW Vice President…

News Briefs
May 16, 2018

Lakes Region News Briefs

By Lani Duke

Relative risk felt in Fair Haven

FAIR HAVEN—Fair Haven seems peaceful. The high school is secure since accused massacre planner Jack Sawyer was released. The apparent serenity demonstrates the efficacy of the slogan “See Something, Say Something,” Fair Haven Police Chief William…

News Briefs
February 7, 2018

Lakes Region 2/7/18

By Lani Duke

Poultney quarry, Part One POULTNEY— Blasting at a slate quarry across the road from their property has damaged their home to the point that it has no resale value, Jeffrey and Kristin Silverman claimed in a lawsuit they filed against Hilltop Slate…

News Briefs
February 1, 2018

Lakes Region News Briefs – 1.31.18

By Lani Duke

New town managers possible with new month

Castleton has been without a town manager for two months; Jonas Rosenthal has filled in as interim town manager in Fair Haven since April. Both communities seem likely to have new…

News Briefs
December 6, 2017

Rutland Region news briefs

By Lani Duke

Winter parking warning

City winter parking rules went in effect Dec. 1, and will continue in place until April 1. Downtown parking is prohibited between 3 and 6 a.m., and on other city streets between midnight and 6 a.m. Cars…

News Briefs
November 8, 2017

Lakes Region News Briefs Nov. 8-14

By Lani Duke

School back in session at Castleton

CASTLETON—Castleton Elementary students returned to school Oct 31 after evacuating the school the day before. A small fire in a ceiling junction box caused officials to move students by bus to Castleton Village School…

News Briefs
November 8, 2017

Rutland Region News Briefs Nov. 8-14

By Lani Duke

Wastewater release traced to a 50¢ fuse

More than 1 million gallons of untreated sewage flowed into Otter and East creeks Aug. 5. At the time, Department of Public Works Commissioner Jeffrey Wennberg attributed the release to operator error, but…