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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

Rutland Region News Briefs

By Lani Duke

Downtown’s changing face

The Bookmobile has moved to 17 Center Street, near Wonderfeet Kids’ Museum, and double its original square footage, on June 1. Owners Ruthellen Weston and Donald Babcock had opened the original store on Merchants Row in October 2012. They…

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
June 29, 2017

Rutland Region News Briefs

Interim fire chief, search committee chosen

Rutland City Deputy Fire Chief William Lovett will formally take on the role of interim chief, once he is confirmed by the aldermen July 3. Mayor David Allaire recommended Lovett for the position when the aldermen met June 19….

News Briefs
June 29, 2017

Lakes Region News Briefs

Dollar General stores planned for western Rutland County

CASTLETON—While Poultney waits to learn whether a Dollar General store will move in, one is under construction in Castleton. The steel will be placed in July and the store will have a soft opening in early September…

News Briefs
June 21, 2017

Rutland Region News Briefs

Slowing West Rutland traffic

WEST RUTLAND—The Town of West Rutland is gathering speed data at two high-accident zones with the intent of reducing speed limits: at the area around Westway Plaza and where Clarendon Avenue intersects with Main Street. Rutland County Sheriff Stephen Benard included…