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News Briefs
May 18, 2017

Rutland Region News Briefs

Explosive business opens at former Taco Bell site

RUTLAND TOWN—Chip Greeno is opening a C&C Fireworks store on the site of the long-unused Taco Bell across Route 7 from Home Depot, scheduled to open by Memorial Day, according to the Rutland Herald. He will bring…

News Briefs
May 18, 2017

Lakes Region News Briefs

Three Rutland County students recognized in art competition

U.S. Representative Peter Welch, D-Vt., hosted the the Congressional Art Competition at Vermont College of Fine Arts in Montpelier, and recognized three local students.

Eli Sanderson of Center Rutland, a student at Long Trail School, won for…

News Briefs
May 11, 2017

Rutland Region News Briefs

Rutland Town solar site agreement nears

RUTLAND TOWN—An agreement on solar development between Otter Creek Solar and Rutland Town is imminent, Town Administrator Joseph Zingale said, May 1. The Rutland Herald reported Otter Creek Solar 1 and Otter Creek Solar 2 are designed to alleviate…

News Briefs
May 11, 2017

Lakes Region News Briefs

Castleton U. honors and transitions

CASTLETON—The Vermont State Colleges Board of Trustees recently named Castleton history professor Adam Chill the VSC Faculty Fellow of the 2017-18 academic year. The semi-annual fellowship award recognizes teaching and learning accomplishments of tenured faculty. Chill became a full-time faculty…

News Briefs
March 29, 2017

Lakes Region News Briefs

School children are learning Castleton fifth-graders will attend StarBase in Rutland for five sessions. The curriculum is designed to excite young people to the possibilities that science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) offer. Seventh-graders in Castleton science class recently studied the physical and chemical properties…

News Briefs
March 16, 2017

Lakes Region News Briefs

Wells Select Board chair ousted WELLS—Select Board Chair Timothy Makepeace lost reelection to the three-year board seat to Ronald Bremer, 212-88. Michelle Bates edged out Lisa Mattison for a five-year term as library trustee, 151-143. Wells voters approved all budgets and appropriations; there were no…

News Briefs
March 16, 2017

Filmmaker vs. State

Forms, growing state requirements present undue burden filmmaker says

By Lani Duke When Rutland filmmaker David Giancola shot scenes for his in-process feature film Axcellerator around the downtown Rutland parking deck before 9 a.m. October 26, he took care to have permission from the parking…

News Briefs
February 22, 2017

Rutland Region News Briefs

New partner at AM Peisch RUTLAND—AM Peisch & Company, LLP recently admitted Andrew P. Simonds, CPA, as a partner. A 2008 graduate of Castleton University, Simonds received public accountant certification in 2012 after earning a masters of accounting with a concentration in forensic accounting from…

News Briefs
February 22, 2017

Police News Briefs

Good Neighbor Services installs camera surveillance LUDLOW—Citing recent dumping and shoplifting activity, the Black River Good Neighbor Services thrift store and food shelf has installed new electronic surveillance equipment that the executive board and staff wish was not necessary. “We’ve had some shoplifting in the…

Local News
February 15, 2017

Mayoral candidates debate issues

By Lani Duke

The four candidates for Rutland City’s mayor outlined their qualifications for the job on PEGTV Feb. 9. Mayor Christopher Louras touted his record, while Alderman David Allaire opposed that record and Rutland Downtown Partnership Executive Director Michael Coppinger presented himself as the…