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2022 tax filing season opened Jan. 24

January 26, 2022
The 2022 tax season officially opened Monday, Jan. 24 at both the federal and state levels. This is the date that the IRS and Vermont begin accepting and processing personal income tax returns for tax year 2021. The Vermont Dept. of Taxes offers the following tips to make filing and getting your refund easier and…

Nominate a tree hero

January 26, 2022
Do you know an individual or community group that has demonstrated a strong commitment to conserving, restoring or celebrating Vermont’s forests and trees? If so, consider nominating them for a 2022 Vermont Tree Steward Award. The awards are presented annually by the Vermont Urban and Community Forestry Program (VT UCF) to promote the importance of…

Ludlow rotary delivers emergency aid to Kentucky tornado victims

January 26, 2022
On a recent weekend with threatening storms and frigid temperatures, Ludlow Rotarian Kim Benson Lampert and her husband, Jon headed south to Elizabethtown, Kentucky to deliver a truck and trailer loaded with goods for storm-ravaged Kentuckians who had lost everything. Lampert said, “I am overwhelmed by the support of our club and community members as…

GMP requests base rate increase

January 26, 2022
If approved, 2.34% increase becomes effective Sept. 30, 2023 Green Mountain Power (GMP) filed is seeking a 2.34% increase in base rates starting Oct. 1, 2022. If approved by the Vermont Public Utility Commission (PUC), the new rates would be in effect until Sept. 30, 2023. “This allows us to invest in our people and…

Chris Ettori named regional director of Vermont Adult Learning’s Rutland Office

January 26, 2022
Chris Ettori has been named regional director of Vermont Adult Learning’s Rutland office. He previously worked as assistant director at CCV for over twelve years as well as a faculty member teaching classes in foundational math, computer applications, customer service, and effective workplace communications. Ettori is very active in the Rutland community, having served on…

Prolific Brandon volunteer is in need of a kidney donor

January 26, 2022
By Angelo Lynn Mei Mei Brown, one of Brandon’s best known and prolific volunteers needs a kidney, but the message she wants to convey is to broaden the awareness of the process around organ transplants and the vital importance it has to those in need. “It’s very touching and humbling” to be in the position…

Woodstock hotel opens under new ownership

January 19, 2022
By Virginia Dean The Shire Woodstock opened its doors to guests last Thursday, Jan. 13 under new ownership at 46 Pleasant Street in Woodstock. The 50-room hotel has been sold to Turnstone Ventures, a Boston-based real estate investment firm led by developer Jeff Glew. In a move that is growing increasingly common in the hospitality…

Vermont Adaptive names volunteers of the year

January 19, 2022
More than 400 highly-trained volunteer instructors make Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports’ mission of empowering individuals with disabilities possible. Out of a dedicated pool of volunteers, Vermont Adaptive program coordinators recognized this year’s three Volunteers of the Year at off-snow training this fall, which were held virtually due to the pandemic. Julie Kaye, of Hinesburg,…

JAG Productions selected as company-in-residence at New York Theatre Workshop

January 19, 2022
JAG Productions, formerly of Barnard and now located in White River Junction, will join New York Theatre Workshop’s (NYTW) Companies-in-Residence program for the 2022-23 and 2023-24 seasons as the first non-New York City based company. As part of the residency, NYTW will provide artistic and institutional support and act as a second home to JAG…

GMP Food Challenge wants to achieve record goal

January 19, 2022
With need skyrocketing due to rising food prices and the Covid-19 pandemic, the Rutland Community Cupboard and Green Mountain Power kicked off the 2022 GMP Food Challenge Jan. 13 with what would be a record-breaking goal: $35,000. “We are seeing record numbers of people seeking help, dozens every week for the first time,” said Rebekah…

Wintersteiger sponsors Vermont skiers Paula Moltzan and Ryan Cochran-Siegle

January 19, 2022
Wintersteiger announced Jan. 3 the signing of two U.S. Ski Team athletes with ties to Vermont — Paula Moltzan and Ryan Cochran-Siegle, to their roster of brand ambassadors and pros. Both alpine ski racers were a natural fit for a Wintersteiger Group partnership. Growing up under the tutelage of Buck Hill Ski Club legend, Erich…

How to prepare for an extended power outage

January 19, 2022
Planning ahead can help make adverse situations more manageable. Such is the case when storms strike and the power goes out. Extended power outages may not be pleasant, but some proactive planning can make it easier to withstand blackouts. Establish a local support network. Support can be just as valuable as supplies when confronting power…

Killington Pico Realty welcomes new sales associate Krista Neary

January 19, 2022
Krista Neary has recently joined Killington Pico Realty as a member of its ever-growing sales team. Neary is a life-long Vermonter, originally from Colchester. She moved to Killington after graduating from the University of Vermont and has lived here fulltime ever since. Neary has been immersed in the Killington community working in local restaurants, ski…

Hunters took over 15,000 deer in 2021

January 12, 2022
While the official number of deer taken in Vermont’s 2021 hunting seasons will not be available for a few more weeks, the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Dept. reported the final tally was around 15,600 deer, according to a preliminary report released Dec. 29. Those deer will provide approximately 3.1 million servings of local, nutritious venison.…

Chittenden to buy $75K excavator

January 12, 2022
By Brett Yates Aiming to reduce the town’s reliance on contractors, the Chittenden Select Board authorized the purchase of an excavator for use by the municipal road crew on Jan. 10. The town expects to spend $75,850 on the Volvo ECR50F, plus $10,900 on a trailer, manufactured by Kaufman Trailers, to transport it. Road Commissioner…