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Vermont Fish & Wildlife creates new Bird’s Eye WMA
Local News
April 19, 2017

Vermont Fish & Wildlife creates new Bird’s Eye WMA

By Julia Purdy

On a recent early spring day, with snow still blanketing the woods, no green shoots were poking through just yet, but meltwater was trickling across the old woods road along the east flank of Birdseye, where deer and turkey had left recent…

Local News
April 19, 2017

Welch gets preview of new regional marketing efforts

By Evan Johnson

RUTLAND—Vermont Congressman Peter Welch got an inside look at the Rutland Regional Chamber of Commerce’s efforts to increase the visibility of the Rutland area while on a statewide swing through the state last week. Welch sat down with business and community leaders…

State News
April 12, 2017

New carbon tax proposals look to shift burden onto pollution

By Mike Polhamus, VTDigger

Four House members are proposing what they’re calling tax reform bills that all seek to institute carbon taxes while reducing or eliminating other taxes or returning the revenue to Vermonters through other means.

One of the bills would eliminate Vermont’s sales…

With spring comes new life
Local News
April 12, 2017

With spring comes new life

As spring finally makes its way in with rising temperatures thus melting snow, signs of new life are popping up—trees are budding; small starts of lilies, chives, and other first plants are poking through the mud; and baby animals are being born.

In Woodstock, Billings…

Vt. author celebrates spring with new book

Vt. author celebrates spring with new book

Saturday, April 8, 3 p.m.—RUTLAND—Phoenix Books Rutland welcomes spring April 8 when Eileen Christelow features her new picture book, “Robins! How They Grow Up,” for a 3 p.m. story time and book signing. Robins are the most familiar and beloved of all birds, found throughout…

Local News
March 29, 2017

New dump trucks en route to Killington

By Evan Johnson

KILLINGTON—Killington Highways and Facilities Director Chet Hagenbarth said his department has a plan to replace two new dump trucks as planned in the 2018 capital budget. At the March 21 Select Board meeting, Hagenbarth presented his plan to replace a 2011 International…

Local News
March 29, 2017

New mayor returns familiar faces to Rutland City Hall

By Alan J. Keays, VTDigger

RUTLAND—The leadership team under new Rutland City Mayor David Allaire is taking shape. “It’s time for a reset, a new beginning,” Allaire said Monday night at the first meeting of the city’s Board of Aldermen since his election over incumbent…

New Mayor Allaire takes reins in Rutland
Local News
March 22, 2017

New Mayor Allaire takes reins in Rutland

By Alan J. Keays, VTDigger

RUTLAND — Moments after his swearing-in as mayor, a steady stream of well-wishers walked past David Allaire’s new City Hall office on their way to a refreshment table. Allaire, 61, a 19-year member of the Board of Aldermen, said Wednesday…

Local News
March 22, 2017

New property tax formula would shield lower-spending districts

By Tiffany Danitz Pache, VTDigger

A House Education Committee has approved a bill that revamps the statewide property tax formula for education. The formula is based on a per pupil calculation. School districts that spend above a threshold would pay a higher tax rate; those…