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News Briefs
August 2, 2017

Rutland Region News Briefs

Proposed pavilion to add new amenities for community

WEST RUTLAND— West Rutland is applying for a $25,000 facilities grant to add a pavilion on its recreation area that would require a match from the town. The cost of the 48-foot by 70-foot pavilion…

News Briefs
August 2, 2017

Lakes Region News Briefs

Fair Haven considers F&W purchase, looking at stormwater

FAIR HAVEN— The Vermont Department of Fish & Wildlife (VTF&W) intends to buy 281.4 acres of land next to Kehoe Green Mountain Camp, Jane Lazorchak, VTF&W  land acquisition coordinator, told the Fair Haven Select Board July 18….

News Briefs
July 26, 2017

Rutland Region News Briefs

Hickory Street affordable housing enters final phase

Rutland City’s Forest Park neighborhood will be no more, once current demolition is complete, Rutland Housing Authority Executive Director Kevin Loso told the Rutland Herald. The demolition signals the beginning of the third and final phase of removing…

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 20, 2017

Rutland Region News Briefs

By Lani Duke

PTSD support center opening in Rutland

Lani Preston recently announced the PTSD Resource Center of Vermont has relocated to 187 West St. in Rutland. It provides “education and awareness” of what post-traumatic stress disorder is and support for individuals who have been…

News Briefs
July 20, 2017

Lakes Region News Briefs

By Lani Duke

Fair Haven restaurant opening

FAIR HAVEN—Michele Witherbee plans to open the Johnny B restaurant in Fair Haven early in August. In addition to her current career as special educator with Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union, she has a far-reaching background in the restaurant…

News Briefs
July 12, 2017

Lakes Region News Briefs

By Lani Duke

Poultney residents contest store proposal

POULTNEY—Local residents’ concerns about developing a Dollar General store on a Beaman Street property led to the town’s Development Review Board nixing the proposal, June 28. A pair of planned light-industrial uses met with community approval, but…

News Briefs
July 5, 2017

Rutland Region News Briefs

Judicial change requested, claim of bias

Christopher Sullivan, convicted of drunken driving and leaving the scene of a pedestrian fatality, has asked that Judge Theresa DiMauro be replaced for his upcoming resentencing hearing. He was scheduled to appear before her June 29.

In 2015, Sullivan…

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
July 5, 2017

Intense rain appears to be the new normal

By Lani Duke

After analyzing more than a century’s precipitation records, Dartmouth College researchers concluded northern New England weather patterns have indeed changed. Intense rain events of two or more inches inside of 24 hours are 53 percent more likely than they were in the…