Tag Archives: Pittsfield

Switching Gears
September 10, 2015

Ride of the week: 12 miles on the 12th

By Tony Accurso

On Saturday, Sept. 12 the Green Mountain Trails in Pittsfield will be putting on a 12-mile counter-clockwise lap without course crossings and will integrate the tougher “Bubba Trail,” which was previously featured in July. There is a very shallow river crossing with each lap that…

Switching Gears
September 10, 2015

Trail etiquette

Most trails systems in Vermont including the Green Mountain Trails in Pittsfield, request that mountain bikers, follow the International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA) Rules of the Trail:

Ride Open Trails: Respect trail and road closures — ask a land manager for clarification if you are…

Trail of the week: War Man
Switching Gears
September 8, 2015

Trail of the week: War Man

By Tony Accurso

War Man is a fun trail in the Green Mountain Trails system in Pittsfield.  This trail consists of 20 switchbacks in less than half a mile, and was improved by trail builders Sinuosity in 2010. Volunteers organized by Jason Hayden worked with…

News Briefs
August 24, 2015

News Briefs: Pittsfield Town

PITTSFIELD—The Pittsfield Select Board received an update on the proposed Tweed River Park from Mary Russ of the White River Partnership, Kevin Geiger of Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission (TRORC), and John Steele of Dubois & King, followed by public comments and questions. The planning commission…

Richard Gluck, age 77
Local News
August 19, 2015

Richard Gluck, age 77

Richard Francis Gluck, age 77, of Pittsfield, Vt., died on Friday, Aug. 14, 2015, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Memorial Hospital. Dick was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on June 15, 1938, the son of Sarah Fern Fisher and Frederick Francis Gluck. He attended the Regis School in New York…

Peter Austin Hike, 67
Obituaries
August 14, 2015

Peter Austin Hike, 67

Submitted

Peter Austin Hike

Peter Austin Hike, 67, of Pittsfield, died Sunday Aug. 9, 2015 at his home.

He was born March 27, 1948 in Roslyn Heights, Long Island, N.Y., the son of Harold and Shirley (Stockwell) Hike.

He graduated from…

Trail of the week: Stairs/Escalator
Sports
August 7, 2015

Trail of the week: Stairs/Escalator

Courtesy of  mtbproject.com

The blue highlighted trail, Stairs/Escalator, is the trail of the week.

By Tony Accurso

The Stairs/Escalator trail combination in the Green Mountain Trails system in Pittsfield is a climber’s dream. These trails gain approximately 400 feet of elevation over…

Local News
July 29, 2015

Route 100 collision lands two locals in hospital

PITTSFIELD—On Saturday, July 25, at 1:30 p.m., the Vermont State Police and Pittsfield Fire Department responded to a two-vehicle crash with reported injuries on Route 100 in Pittsfield.

Gordon Gibbs, age 33, of Castleton, Vt., and Richard Wilson, age 84, of Randolph, Vt.,…

Letter
July 22, 2015

Performance attendees spoil enjoyment of others

Dear editor,

The musical performances at the Killington Library on Thursday evenings in an informal setting are meant to provide entertainment and enjoyment to locals and visitors alike.

There were several groups in attendance at last Thursday’s event who coalesced into a…