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Killington to get more solar panels
Featured
July 25, 2018

Killington to get more solar panels

By Julia Purdy

KILLINGTON—Much of the regular July 16 Select Board meeting concerned the impending contract with AllEarth Solar of Williston for installation of a net-metering system to serve the town offices’ power needs. Bob Vittingl, a consultant for Apex Solar, the installer,…

Ancient site found near proposed solar development in Rutland Town
Local News
May 31, 2017

Ancient site found near proposed solar development in Rutland Town

By Julia Purdy

RUTLAND  TOWN—Vermont has dozens of explored ancient sites that date as far back as 10,000-13,000 years and feature cookfires, refuse dumps, implements and workshops, points, pottery, charcoal and bones, shells, petroglyphs and even burials. Many more lie undisturbed beneath the surface on…

Local News
April 5, 2017

State approves Ludlow solar array, Vermont’s largest

By Mike Faher, VTDigger

State regulators have approved a massive Windsor County solar array that will be four times the size of any such project built in Vermont so far. The Coolidge Solar project, to be built in Ludlow and Cavendish, will be capable of…

Local News
March 8, 2017

Vermont leads nation in solar jobs per capita, again

A new report by The Solar Foundation cites Vermont as a national leader in the solar industry, ranking third for the number of solar jobs per capita. Between 2015 to 2016, solar jobs in Vermont grew by 29 percent, with an additional 400 solar jobs created in the state last…

News Briefs
December 7, 2016

Vermont Bedrooms goes solar

RUTLAND—Rutland’s oldest “sleep shop,” Vermont Bedrooms, has joined the city’s rooftop revolution by going solar. Business owners Bill and Rob Beanland worked with SunCommon of Waterbury to install a 73-panel solar array on the roof of their 32-year-old business. Vermont Bedrooms chose solar as a…

Altitude Sickness
April 27, 2016

Solar is here – now, get some

I write this on the heels of Earth Day, 2016. I have been working too much. For the first time in my life, I am really caught up in the rat race. It is difficult to separate myself from it, because my endeavor is literally…

News Briefs
February 17, 2016

Rutland Region

Rutland City

Rutland leaders discuss affordable housing at Candidates’ Forum

Too many of Rutland’s landlords don’t live in their own rental units, incumbent alderman candidate William Notte commented at a Feb. 10 public forum. He was responding to…

News Briefs
November 4, 2015

News Briefs: Rutland Region

By Lani Duke

Reimagining Depot Park

Calls continue to come in to the aldermen from residents worried about the fate of Depot Park. The city’s Community and Economic Development Committee voted to pursue a Community Development Block Grant for studying the feasibility and cost to…

News Briefs
September 24, 2015

News Briefs: Rutland Region

Rutland Free skills training offered

The Rutland campus of the Community College of Vermont is one of five centers offering free job training workshops and courses. Beginning in October, they will offer courses leading to industry-recognized certification in high-demand, high-wage sectors, with a focus on…