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New bill set to outlaw breaking into people’s cars — or trying to steal them

May 1, 2024
By Norah White, 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. Entering another person’s vehicle without their consent — or attempting to steal it — will be a crime under a bill…

Judith Hawley, 71

May 1, 2024
Judith Hawley, 71, passed peacefully on April 3, 2024, in her Pittsfield home with her family by her side. Judy was born on Dec. 24, 1952, the daughter of Vernon “Bud” and Kathryn (Feerick) Bonin. She was a graduate of Whitcomb High School in Bethel, Vermont. She attended college at Castleton University and St. Joseph’s…

$16,600 raised at art auction and pig roast for Neil family, Sunday

May 1, 2024
On Sunday, April 28, Liquid Art hosted and art auction to support the Neil family who’s Killington house burned down Jan. 24.  Liquid Art’s Beth Sarandrea, the whimsical wood wizard Tyson Andrews, and a host of talented local artists outdid themselves with creative contributions raising $13,166. Additionally, Mogul’s owner Sal Salmeri contributed $3,500 from the…

From small-town Vermont to Taylor Swift and ‘Barbie,’ brothers stay busy in creative careers

April 24, 2024
By Rebecca Olshan, Community News Service Editor’s note: Rebecca Olshan reported this story on assignment from The White River Valley Herald. 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. Student theater technicians, clad in black, skitter backstage at…

Killington Forward update: Killington Road Phase 1B

April 24, 2024
The closure of the Killington Access Road from its intersection at Route 4 to Anthony way continues with a detour via West Hill Road. This week the Killington Sports sign will temporarily be taken down along with a few light poles to make room for a future retaining wall. Excavation up the hill will continue…

Killington Police Chief proposes recruitment/retention plan

April 24, 2024
Dept. is half size, chief says he needs tools to get applicants By Curt Peterson Faced with recruitment and retention challenges, Killington Chief of Police Whit Montgomery asked for the Select Board’s approval of a proposed “Recruitment and Retention Policy” Monday night, April 22. According to Montgomery, police departments across the country are having the…

Jarvis Green announces the closure of JAG Productions

April 24, 2024
Courtesy Jarvis Green Jarvis Antonio Green (founder of JAG Productions in White River Jct.) has announced that the companies last show will be June 15. Staff Report Jarvis Antonio Green, founder of JAG Productions, a White River Junction and New York City based Black theater company, announced that it will close June 15 in a letter to friends…

Better Places crowdfunding campaign launched for recovery of the Ottauquechee River Trail

April 24, 2024
$10,000 goal to receive a 2:1 matching grant The Woodstock community will soon be able to again fully enjoy the Ottauquechee River Trail (ORT) thanks to a recently launched crowdfunding campaign. The campaign is sponsored by the Vermont Dept. of Housing and Community Development’s Better Places program and led by the volunteers at the Ottauquechee River Trail, which…

175 days of skiing, with more to come

April 24, 2024
Dozens of 100 Day Club members gathered for a photo last weekend. Killington Resort remains open daily through May 5, then Friday-Sunday as long as snow lasts.

Youths strut their stuff at Castleton turkey calling contest

April 22, 2024
Kehoe Conservation Camp in Castleton was alive with the clucks, yelps and purrs of wild turkeys as 28 youths competed in the 18th annual Bart Jacob Memorial Youth Turkey Calling Contest, April 13. The event was open to anyone 18 years old or younger and attracted several participants as young as 4 years old. Each…

Tinmouth’s Sadie Martone wins statewide art contest

April 22, 2024
Courtesy of the Vermont Urban and Community Forestry Program Judges for the Vermont Urban and Community Forestry Program's Growing Works of Art contest selected Sadie Martone's entry as the best for Grade 3. Sadie is a student at Tinmouth Mountain School in Tinmouth.    Growing Works of Art contest attracts over 200 entries Vermont students…

RRMC nurse leaders selected for National Nurse Innovation Fellowship

April 22, 2024
Kelly Watson, DNP, MHA, RN, FACHE, vice president and chief nursing officer (CNO) and Elizabeth Kyhill, MSN, RN, vice president, medical group operations, at Rutland Regional Medical Center (RRMC) were recently chosen to participate in the Johnson & Johnson Nurse Innovation Fellowship (JJNIF) program offered by Penn Nursing and the Wharton School. The JJNIF program,…

Ludlow’s Kate Reed won second place for her illustration of a Rainbow Trout

April 22, 2024
VTF&W photos Fish Art Contest submissions for 2024 included a wide range of fish species such as Rainbow Trout (Brayden Carton) and Northern Pike (Raine Chaleff).   Winners selected in K-12 student Fish Art Contest The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department announced winners of the 2024 Vermont Student Fish Art Contest in partnership with Wildlife…

Chelsea Green to be sold for $5m to international publishing behemoth

April 22, 2024
Photo by Andrew Nemethy Chelsea Green     Independent Vermont publisher will be assumed by Rizzoli International, a subsidiary of Italian publishing giant Mondadori Group By Juan Vega de Soto/VTDigger   One of Vermont’s best-known independent publishers is expected to be sold to an international publishing consortium.  Rizzoli International, a New York City subsidiary of the…

Killington Forward update: base of Killington Road is closed, reconstruction begins

April 17, 2024
Staff report Monday, April 15, the base of Killington Road at its intersection with Route 4 closed to all vehicular traffic. The road is closed just a short distance from Route 4 up to Anthony Way —about 1/4 of a mile. Barrels and barricades mark the closed road on either end of the project, according…