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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…

News Briefs
June 21, 2017

Lakes Region News Briefs

Castleton/Hubbardton school district weighs needed repairs

Maintenance Chief Jim Fowler told the Castleton/Hubbardton School Board June 7 that the school district needs to replace its leaking, 40-year-old steam kettle and upgrade the 48-year-old walk-in cooler’s refrigeration system. Another concern is that the floor of the…

News Briefs
June 14, 2017

Rutland Region News Briefs

Sullivan temporarily out of jail

After serving two years in jail, convicted in the hit-and-run death of Mary Jane Outslay, Christopher Sullivan is out, for now. His wife wrote a $50,000 check, Gordon Dritschilo reported in the Rutland Herald. Sullivan was represented by a public…

News Briefs
June 8, 2017

Rutland Region News Briefs

Rec employee receives state award

The Vermont Parks and Recreation Association has recognized April Cioffi with its Young Professional Award, awarded annually to member recreation professionals age 40 or younger and employed in Vermont for at least two years. City Recreation & Parks Superintendent Cindy…

News Briefs
June 8, 2017

Lakes Region News Briefs

Rupert selling town forest

RUPERT—The Town of Rupert is selling its 72-acre town forest, a property bordering New York state at the end of Ike Wright Trail/Road. Voters approved the sale at the 2017 Town Meeting.

Select Board Chair Mark Lourie said the town has…

News Briefs
May 31, 2017

Rutland Region News Briefs

Teacher negotiations prove unproductive

Rutland City School Board President Dick Courcelle said the board recognized that negotiations with the teachers’ union were not being productive and declared an impasse at its May 23 meeting. A series of eight meetings with the Rutland Education Association that…

News Briefs
May 24, 2017

Rutland Region News Briefs

Rutland City discusses local option tax

City Treasurer Wendy Wilton urged the Board of Aldermen consider a local option tax that would fund liability payments to the city pension fund. Wilton proposed the city retire its city charter provision for taxing meals, entertainment, and lodging,…

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…