Discover More from This Category: Local News

AOT: Expect delays due to local road construction this week

May 15, 2024
The Vermont Agency of Transportation (AOT) reports a list of planned construction activities that will impact traffic on state highways and interstates throughout Vermont each week. Here is the report for Rutland and Windsor Counties the coming week beginning May 13.  I-91 Springfield-Hartland: Daily, partial lane closures will be in place on the I-91 southbound…

Local towns receive 2025 funding for municipal road projects

May 15, 2024
The Vermont Agency of Transportation (AOT) announced Tuesday, May 14, more than $1.6 million in awards for the 2025 Better Roads Program to support municipal road projects that improve water quality and result in maintenance cost savings. The grant funds totaling $1,598,100 are provided by AOT in partnership with the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources…

Woodstock Avenue to change traffic configuration

May 15, 2024
State repaving has begun, upon completion four travel lanes will be reduced to two lanes with a center turning lane Staff report At the Board of Aldermen meeting on Monday, May 6, Mayor Michael Doenges addressed the so-called “road diet” on Woodstock Avenue that will change the road from four travel lanes to two lanes…

A Rutland welcoming: New resident opens new business downtown

May 15, 2024
By Victoria Gaither Art lovers rejoice—a new art supply store is opening in downtown Rutland. Kaleidoscope Art Supply’s grand opening is Thursday, May 16, on the second floor of 37 Center St. Founder and curator Raven Crispino always wanted to open an art store. After leaving New Jersey and moving to Vermont, she decided to…

Aurora borealis makes rare appearance

May 15, 2024
Seen locally in a number of towns including Hartland By Curt Peterson Also called “northern lights,” an aurora borealis display lit up the skies in selected parts of the state this weekend, and at least two Hartlanders got to enjoy the event. Auroras occur when charged particles are sent into space during a “storm” on…

Vermont State University entrepreneurship students get knockout lesson in business

May 8, 2024
Tammy Landon gym owner and teacher shares entrepreneurial insights In a unique fusion of academia and athleticism, Tammy Landon, a seasoned gym owner and entrepreneur, extended her knowledge to the classroom Tuesday evening April 30 as she welcomed Vermont State University instructor Chris Coughlin and his entrepreneurship students into her realm of fitness and business…

Haff appointed as full-time zoning administrator

May 8, 2024
By Curt Peterson Selectman Jim Haff said he was completely surprised by his nomination for the permanent zoning administrator position in Killington on Monday, May 6. Select Board chair Steve Finneron read the Planning Commission’s recommendation for the appointment. “I wasn’t at the Planning Commission meeting when they decided on this recommendation,” Haff said. “So…

Killington Road reconstruction continues, blasting begins

May 8, 2024
Staff report The closure of the Killington Road from its intersection at Route 4 to Anthony Way continues with a detour via West Hill Road. Work last week included more movement of dirt. Although the plan was to begin the installation of the waterline, more ledge than expected at the bottom of the hill was…

Anglers help sought to evaluate a new Rainbow Trout strain in Vt

May 8, 2024
The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Dept. is again stocking a new strain of rainbow trout and is looking for help from anglers to evaluate its performance. “Vermont stocks about 115,000 rainbow trout annually into inland rivers and lakes to provide recreational fishing opportunities for the public,” said state fisheries biologist Lee Simard, April 30. “We…

Slow down, you’re on camera! Bill would put speed cameras in work zones

May 1, 2024
By Holly Sullivan, Community News Service Editor’s note: The Community News Service is a program in which University of Vermont students work with professional editors to provide content for local news outlets at no cost. Ever whizzed through a work zone when it seems no one is looking? Even with no cops around, your speeding could…

Bald eagles are back, but great blue herons paid the price

May 1, 2024
By Olivia Wilson, Community News Service Editor’s note: Olivia Wilson is a reporter with Community News Service, part of the University of Vermont’s reporting and documentary storytelling program. After years of absence, the most patriotic bird in the sky returned to Vermont — but it might’ve come at another’s expense. Vermont finally took the bald eagle…

Killington Rec’s new Street Hockey League welcomes new players each week

May 1, 2024
The first week in the Killington Street Hockey League, Sunday, April 21, the Fireballs topped the Meteors with a single goal late in sudden death overtime. Rutland’s Liam Bradley scored to take his team to victory. Both teams played each other very tight the entire game with a few missed opportunities on each end. In the…

Rutland’s Idle Hour Maple farm was one of 11 maple producers selected

May 1, 2024
  State receives record demand for maple grants The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets (VAAFM) has awarded over $540,000 in grants to maple producers and processors through the Maple Agriculture Development Grants program, the agency announced April 26. Eleven producers, ranging in size from 500 to 30,000 taps, received funds for operational efficiency,…

Rutland Area Robotics achieved new milestone at championship in Houston

May 1, 2024
Rutland Area Robotics’ IBOTS FRC team 2370 achieved a program milestone at the 2024 Championship in Houston, Texas, by winning their division (Hopper) and reaching the World Series of robotics competition, the Einstein Finals. Rutland Area Robotics’ IBOTS alliance of four teams placed fourth in a field of more than 600 FRC (FIRST Robotics Competition)…