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Three reasons I’m voting ‘Yes’ for the new school build

February 28, 2024
Dear Editor, As a full-time Killington resident, here are three reasons why I’m voting for the new school build. First, the time is now. As others have indicated in previous letters, seven years of school boards have been working on this project. Over the course of that time, volunteer school board members, community members, and…

Suspect arrested in shooting of 3 Palestinian American students

November 29, 2023
  By Alan J. Keays/VTDigger Burlington Police say they have arrested a suspect in the shooting Saturday night that wounded three young Palestinian American men. The three men, all 20 years old, were in Burlington visiting relatives of one of the men over the Thanksgiving holiday when the shooting took place around 6:30 p.m. Saturday…

Governor Scott appoints five Superior Court judges

November 22, 2023
  Governor Phil Scott announced Nov. 17 his appointment of five Vermont Superior Court Judges: Benjamin Battles of Waterbury, Susan McManus of Manchester Center, Rachel Malone of South Burlington, Alexander Burke of Arlington, and Navah Spero of Richmond. “As I have often said, selecting judges is one of the most important responsibilities for any governor,”…

White River Junction’s ECFiber bonds gain S&P rating

November 15, 2023
   ECFiber, Vermont’s first communications union district, has obtained a BB rating for its 2023 Series A bonds from S&P Global, the nation’s preeminent credit rating agency.  “This is a historic moment,” said Stan Williams, ECFiber’s municipal finance advisor and widely regarded as the architect of Vermont’s Communications Union District (CUD) model. “For the first…

 Woodstock Inn & Resort names new president  

October 25, 2023
                                           Bruce Grosbety     The Board of Trustees of the Woodstock Foundation announced the appointment of Bruce Grosbety as president of the Woodstock Inn & Resort, a AAA Four Diamond Resort and one of…

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Heritage Family Credit Union names Christopher Gomez new president/CEO

October 25, 2023
          Christopher Gomez   The Board of Directors for Heritage Family Credit Union announced the appointment of Christopher Gomez as the credit union’s next President/CEO on Tuesday, Oct. 17. Gomez will take over the reins from the current retiring president/CEO Matthew Levandowski, on Monday, Nov. 6, 2023. “The Board of Directors…

Green Mountain Lawyers grand opening event at Casey’s raised $4K for flood victims

August 23, 2023
Staff report On Tuesday, Aug. 15, Green Mountain Lawyers held its grand opening party and fundraiser at Casey’s Caboose in Killington.  Attorney Daniel Ewald and his staff recently joined forces with Attorney Peter DaMore and his firm, DaMore Law, creating a team of 18 paralegals, law clerks, legal assistants and support staff along with six…

Killington flash flood, mudslide causes $1m+ in damages

July 8, 2023
By Polly Mikula Over 5 inches of rain reportedly fell in less than 2 hours on Friday afternoon, July 7, in Killington and Bridgewater causing flash flooding and mudslides that washed out portions of Route 4, East Mountain Road and Bear Mountain Road in Killington. Rains began around 3 p.m. with reports of flash flooding…

Castleton Community Seniors celebrates 25 years

February 9, 2023
The Castleton Community Seniors held a 25th anniversary celebration on Wednesday, Feb. 1.  Over 50 members and guests attended the dinner and watched a PowerPoint presentation with photos from the past 25 years showing the men and women whose vision helped make Castleton Community Seniors into the success that it is  today.  This year, 2023,…

Kerry Dismuke joins Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty’s Killington office 

February 9, 2023
Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty in Killington has a new real estate agent. Kerry Dismuke recently joined the company. Dismuke’s love for Killington began almost 15 years ago when she started making snowboarding  trips from Cape Cod, Massachusetts where she lived, worked in hospitality, and was taking post grad  classes. Originally from western Massachusetts, Kerry…

Game Wardens issue animal cruelty citation of German Shepherd dog

May 19, 2022
The Vermont Warden Service has closed its investigation into the fatal shooting of a German shepherd dog in Tunbridge. After discussion with the Orange County State’s Attorney’s office, Damon Dyer, 31, of Tunbridge was issued a citation for one count of cruelty to animals. Dyer is scheduled to appear in Orange County Court on June…

Police respond to small plane crash in Clarendon

May 11, 2022
State Police responded to an aircraft crash on a runway at the Rutland-Southern Vermont Regional Airport in Clarendon around 1 p.m. on May 7. At the time of the crash the aircraft, a 1961 Mooney, was occupied solely by the pilot, William C. Giesey of Philadelphia. Giesey told police that while landing the aircraft, he…

Game wardens investigate fatal shooting of German shepherd in Tunbridge

May 4, 2022
The Vermont Warden Service responded to the reported fatal shooting of a German shepherd dog in Tunbridge on Saturday, April 23. The dog was reported missing by its owner on April 20 and was located by the same on April 23. Game Warden Sergeant Jeffrey Whipple responded to the scene and opened an investigation. “As…

Rutland girls enjoy first experience in newly-formed Girl Scout Troop

April 13, 2022
Girl Scout Troop 62365 in Rutland has been very busy since forming recently. Troop Leader Marisa Valent said the girls started by learning the Girl Scout Promise and played games to get to know each other. In January, they began earning badges and embarked on their first experience as entrepreneurs with the Girl Scout Cookie…

Attorney general files lawsuit against Karabell Industries

April 13, 2022
Attorney General T.J. Donovan filed a civil lawsuit against Missouri-based Karabell Industries and its owner Eli Karabell on March 25 for making repeated illegal telemarketing calls and harassing state legislators to pay him exorbitant sums of money.  The lawsuit was filed in Washington Superior Court after numerous state legislators complained of receiving late-night phone calls…

Poultney to soon begin monument restoration work

April 13, 2022
Poultney Cemetery Association will soon begin monument restoration work. Work by the volunteers will be focused on the old cemetery section which abuts Beaman Street at the property’s entrance area.  A significant amount of restoration work will be undertaken in that section. Additional volunteers for the restoration team will be needed as work continues. Not…

‘Rosie’s Girls’ is coming to Rutland 

April 13, 2022
Trades and career exploration summer camp for middle school girls Vermont Works for Women (VWW) is partnering with The MINT - Rutland’s Makerspace to offer two weeks of "Rosie’s Girls" summer camp: July 25 - 29 and August 15 - 19.  VWW is also offering camps in Essex, Barre, Burlington, Swanton, and Bellows Falls.  Rosie’s…

Personal training now available at Spa at The Woods

April 13, 2022
Manhattan trainer James Sherman will now offer personal fitness training sessions at the Spa at The Woods in Killington.  A native Vermonter, Sherman has trained in martial arts, self-defense, and fitness. He is certified under IKMA in Israel in Krav Maga — the official self-defense system of the Israel Defense Forces. A past winner of…

Pawlet Library launches seed lending library

April 6, 2022
Saturday, April 9, at 11 a.m. —PAWLET—The Pawlet Public Library will launch its seed library with a kick-off event on April 9, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., that will include activities for children and adults. From the seed collection of vegetables, herbs, and flowers, library patrons may “borrow” the seeds with a library card. The library’s goal…

Vermont trout season opens, Saturday, April 9

April 6, 2022
Despite lingering snow cover in some areas of the state, the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Dept. (VTF&W) says anglers can still have fun and be successful early in the season if they keep a few strategies in mind. “Just like any other time of year, anglers fishing early in the spring should adjust their tactics…