Tag Archives: May

Local News
June 28, 2017

Vt. unemployment rate held steady for May

The Vermont Department of Labor announced that the seasonally-adjusted statewide unemployment rate for May was 3.1 percent. This reflects no change from the revised April rate. The national rate in May was 4.3 percent. As of the prior month’s preliminary data, the Burlington-South Burlington Metropolitan…

Column
May 24, 2017

Thanksgiving in May

By Brett Yates

Earlier this month, in anticipation of Mother’s Day, Facebook introduced a seventh reaction emoji: the controversial “purple flower,” signifying thankfulness. In fact, it was a reintroduction, this time suggesting an annual springtime rollout, like the Reese’s Peanut Butter Egg at Easter, following…

Bears are on the prowl
Local News
May 24, 2017

Bears are on the prowl

Vermont Fish & Wildlife staff are gearing up for what will likely be another record year for bear conflicts. They are asking the public to help keep Vermont’s bears wild by removing any potential food sources that would cause them to associate people with food.

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…

Give yourself space

By Cal Garrison a.k.a. “Mother of the Skye”

This week’s horoscopes are coming out in the heat of the Beltane Crossquarter, under the light of a Cancer Moon. With aspects that put the Moon in a position to rattle more than a few cages before…

Local News
May 3, 2017

Former governor to deliver CSJ commencement address

RUTLAND—College of St. Joseph has announced that former Vermont Governor Jim Douglas will deliver the commencement address at the college’s graduation ceremony on May 13.

Douglas was elected to the Vermont House of Representatives in November 1972, where he would become the House majority leader…

Looking Back: Lawns and gardens
Looking Back
May 26, 2016

Looking Back: Lawns and gardens

When May rolls around I am very anxious to spend time in my flower gardens and have fun playing in the dirt.

As we mature, we acquire a sense of pride in our property. We want our yards to look nice. This involves more than…