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Kurt Thoma to take the reins at Chandler Center for the Arts

August 14, 2014
By M. D. Drysdale The new executive director of the Chandler Center for the Arts will be a Michigan man who sent his application for the position from Thailand during a trip around the world with his wife Janine. Kurt Thoma and his wife fell in love with Vermont during trip here a seven years…

Peregrine Falcon nesting cliffs reopened for hikers

August 14, 2014
Vermont Fish & Wildlife has reopened cliffs previously closed to hiking and access earlier this spring to protect nesting peregrine falcons. “The young peregrines have fledged, and nesting data suggest the species had a good year due, in part, to cooperation from hikers and rock climbers during this critical nesting period,” said Fish & Wildlife’s…

Chip Stevens returns to MSJ

August 14, 2014
RUTLAND — Mount Saint Joseph Academy of Rutland is proud to name Charles C. Stevens as the new guidance director. Charles “Chip” Stevens brings with him impressive multi-faceted experience and great enthusiasm to the position. Stevens’ background includes a B.A. from Hobart College in English and History, and an M.Ed. in Administration and Planning and Social Policy from…

Coolidge Foundation hosts naturalization ceremony

August 14, 2014
Plymouth Notch—The Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation partnered with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to host an official naturalization ceremony on Monday, Aug. 11. The Honorable John M. Conroy, U.S. Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Vermont, administered the Oath of Allegiance to 20 citizenship candidates at the President Calvin Coolidge State…

Vermont Law officially named BEE-friendly

August 14, 2014
SOUTH ROYALTON — Vermont Law School has partnered with the Center for Food Safety’s BEE Protective Campaign, making it the first higher-education campus in the country to earn official neonicotinoid pesticide-free designation. BEE Protective promotes policies that protect pollinating insects from bee-toxic pesticides. “Honey bees and other pollinators play a critical role in agricultural systems,” said…

Lakes Region News Briefs

August 14, 2014
By Lani Duke The start of school is around the corner Area teachers and students are looking forward to the beginning of the academic year.  In Castleton, fall registration is at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 14, for kindergarteners through eighth grade, at Castleton Elementary. On Friday, Aug. 22, parents and students can meet principal Kathleen…

Rutland Region News Briefs

August 14, 2014
By Lani Duke Mailing alert Rutland’s Public Works Department is not responsible for any mailing from the “American Water Resources of Vermont” that offers “water and sewer line protection services.”  Although its website bears an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau, the company is engaging in suspicious business practices, especially with the “second notice”…

Annual Pittsfield’s Picnic announced

August 13, 2014
PITTSFIELD — Come celebrate the end of summer at the annual Pittsfield’s Picnic held this year on Sunday, Aug. 24 from 12:30-4 p.m. This gathering on the town green originated from necessity immediately after Tropical Storm Irene, when local businesses had no power for refrigeration. One year later, an anniversary party called Pittsfield’s Town Shut…

Two lost cows found at I-89 rest area

August 13, 2014
SHARON — On Aug. 10, the Vermont State Police responded to I-89 northbound rest area in Sharon  for two cattle roaming around the grounds.  The State Police were called numerous times by concerned citizens at the rest area who reported that the cows were in the interstate and might cause an accident with a motor…

Town of Killington mulls change to dog ordinance

August 13, 2014
By Stephen Seitz KILLINGTON – Thanks to a rise in dog nuisance incidents, Killington’s board of selectmen spent most of their regular Aug. 5 meeting discussing what changes, if any, need to be made to the town’s current animal control ordinance. “We have seen an increase in the number of incidents with dogs since the…

Pedestrian hit on Sherburne Pass

August 13, 2014
KILLINGTON — On Friday, Aug. 8, at approximately 4:27 p.m., members of the Vermont State Police, Killington Fire & Rescue, and Regional Ambulance Service, responded to a one vehicle crash involving a pedestrian on Route 4 in the town of Killington. Loren D. Roth, age 71 from Rutland Town, was identified as the operator of the…

Winter in August

August 13, 2014
Photos by Rik Champine

Option tax alternatives discussed

August 13, 2014
By Cristina Kumka KILLINGTON — No additional financial information was given out Monday afternoon about a plan, initiated by Killington Resort, to repeal a portion of the local option tax that provides the town with $450,000 annually. But, there was serious concern from one of the founding members of the town’s pioneering economic development arm.…

Oh, Danny Boy, you are missed

August 8, 2014
By Cindy Phillips Danny McKeever never met a stranger. He had the perfect personality for a bartender, a job he held for 20 years at the Summit Lodge coming on board back in 1993. An avid skier and golfer, the Killington region was a natural choice for McKeever to make his home. Originally from New…

Killington Resort announces 2014- 2015 merchant pass program: Program expands offerings regionally

August 8, 2014
KILLINGTON – The Killington Chamber of Commerce and Killington Resort have announced details for the 2014-2015 Killington Merchant Pass program. The 2014-2015 Killington Merchant Pass will be offered for $399 (plus Vermont and local sales tax) to members of the Killington Chamber of Commerce located in Killington, Mendon, Pittsfield, Bridgewater or Plymouth. Merchant Passes are…