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RRPC and RAFFL selected for AmeriCorps VISTA positions

August 20, 2014
RUTLAND—The Rutland Regional Planning Commission (RRPC) and the Rutland Farm and Food Link (RAFFL) have been selected to host AmeriCorps VISTA positions.  For the next year, Monika Ganguly-Kiefner, a recent graduate of Green Mountain College in Poultney, will be working for RRPC, and Jenn Simons, who graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2012, will…

Rutland using natural gas in advance of the pipeline

August 20, 2014
RUTLAND — Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) is paving the streets in downtown Rutland and running the largest commercial laundry in the state, as well as heating the second largest hospital — and there is no gas pipeline in the area yet. Rather, the gas is arriving by a virtual pipeline, consisting of a fleet of high-tech…

MSJ chooses David Randall to lead men’s basketball

August 20, 2014
RUTLAND–David Randall, who has coached at both the high school and college levels, has been named head coach of the Mount Saint Joseph Academy men’s basketball team.  He takes over a program that has consistently been a playoff contender and won its last state championship in 2012 in Division II.  Coach Randall stated, “I am…

Rutland Region News Briefs

August 20, 2014
By Lani Duke Thanks to Josh Butler, sales manager at Bailey Motors in West Rutland, who recently organized a chicken barbecue fundraiser for a planned World War II memorial in town. The stone memorial is to bear the names of everyone from town who served in the war. to Merchants Hall for hosting the 2014…

Fletcher Farm A & C School wins designation as Vermont State Craft Center

August 20, 2014
LUDLOW—The State of Vermont has named Fletcher Farm School the latest Vermont State Craft Center, a distinction designed to promote Vermont’s high-quality craft galleries and craft schools as well as its craftspeople. The well-known Ludlow art and craft school joins the Vermont Woodworking School in Fairfax–Vermont’s other State Craft Education Center–as well as the State…

Lakes Region News Briefs

August 20, 2014
By Lani Duke That time of year Public school starts, for the most part, Wednesday, Aug. 27. Be alert for children on their way to and from school. Tinmouth Elementary is expanding its preschool options to include a day-long program for 4-year-olds plus services for resident 3-year-olds. The 3-year-old program is two days a week,…

Lieut. Governor Scott visits local talc mine

August 20, 2014
By Donald Dill LUDLOW—Lt. Governor Phil Scott visited one of Ludlow’s key businesses this past week. The Imerys Talc Facility, located on East Hill Rd. in Ludlow, has been in operation for almost 40 years. Formerly known as “Luzenac,” the facility has been mining and processing talc for applications such as building materials, paints, fillers,…

Ludlow Rotary Club welcomes Susan Mollohan

August 20, 2014
LUDLOW — Recently Susan Mollohan, of Derry, N.H. attended the Ludlow Rotary Club as guest speaker and spoke regarding her upcoming bicycle adventure. She will be riding the New England Parkinson’s Ride on Sept. 6, for the benefit of Parkinson’s Disease. Parkinson’s Disease (PD) is a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system. Symptoms of…

Area towns to receive tax incentives

August 20, 2014
By Stephen Seitz Brandon, Hancock, Ludlow and Rochester will receive downtown and village center tax credits for certain rehabilitation projects, according to an Aug. 11 statement from Gov. Peter Shumlin’s office. “These incentives are proven to jump-start transformation in communities and have brought jobs, business and housing to downtowns and villages across the state,” according…

Stafford Hill Solar Farm promises to keep the lights on in emergencies

August 20, 2014
RUTLAND – Green Mountain Power began construction Tuesday, Aug. 12, on an innovative new solar project at Stafford Hill Solar Farm to improve resiliency and security in communities by generating clean energy that can be stored and used to power an emergency shelter at Rutland High School during a storm. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, the Stafford Hill Solar…

Discovery program will offer more options this winter

August 20, 2014
By Karen D. Lorentz KILLINGTON —Last year Killington introduced a new concept to the winter resort industry.  A learn-to-ski program featured four days of lessons, lift tickets, and special Elan E-Rise skis, with all participants who completed the program receiving a pair of skis free of charge. That program is proving to be a game…

Storm costs come into focus

August 20, 2014
By Cristina Kumka KILLINGTON — The town of Killington has a $1.1 million deficit from Tropical Storm Irene, making the number one priority improving the town's fiscal strength going into the new fiscal year, according to Killington Town Manager Seth Webb. The town performed approximately $3.1 million of projects, but has only gotten paid back…

Update on Killington Village permit and parking project appeals

August 20, 2014
By Karen D. Lorentz There has been some progress concerning the Killington Village Master Plan and Resort Parking Project permits that were issued by the District #1 Environmental Commission on October 7, 2013 but then appealed. Judge Thomas S. Durkin, who is presiding over the two appeals before the Superior Court’s Environmental Division (aka the…

BCK Real Estate, Stowe Realty join William Raveis Affiliates

August 14, 2014
On Aug. 7, Chris Raveis, president of William Raveis Affiliates, announced the addition of the firm’s newest affiliates, William Raveis-BCK Real Estate and William Raveis-Stowe Realty. Both BCK Real Estate and Stowe Realty are owned and operated by broker John Biondolillo, an industry veteran with 25 years of real estate experience. BCK Real Estate joins…

Pyramid Fitness welcomes new owners, Bova and Murphy

August 14, 2014
RUTLAND — On Aug. 9, Bill Kelley of Pyramid Holistic Wellness Center announced that Fred Bova and Lori Murphy are the new owners of Pyramid Fitness, formerly a branch of the wellness center. “When we opened Pyramid Fitness almost four years ago, it was because I saw a need in our community for high-quality fitness offerings…