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Vermont State Fair

By Marguerite Loucks Dye and Marguerite Jill Dye In rereading my mother’s account of the Rutland Fair in The Mountain Times from September, 1994, I am amazed at the changes in our society that have altered state fairs across the […]

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Local News

Vermont State Fair celebrates 170 years

By Robin Alberti The Rutland Fairgrounds are abuzz with the annual Vermont State Fair running this year, Sept. 4-12. Livestock and agricultural contests, food, music, rides,  and entertainment packs each day at the fair. Schedule at vermontstatefair.org.

Looking Back

Remembering the fair

When I was a little girl back in the 1950s this was a very exciting time of year. It was fair time! The fairgrounds have been located at 175 South Main Street in Rutland since 1856. The Vermont State Fair […]

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News Briefs

News Briefs: Rutland Region

Vermont State Fair trimming debt? There will probably be a sizable time lag before we know how successful the Vermont State Fair was this year. Rutland County Agricultural Society Vice President Don Chioffi told fair-goers they could expect $150,000 of […]

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News Briefs

News Briefs: Rutland Region

By Lani Duke Rent-a-cop Rutland Town’s Select Board is updating its contract to farm out the town’s police officers on a contracted basis. The officers may work an extra 20 hours a week outside their regular hours; the town receives […]

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News Briefs

News Brief: Rutland Region

By Lani Duke Changing roles, models Change is inevitable in organizations. It has come to the Vermont State Fair at a time when fairs themselves are changing. The fair started out as an agricultural exhibition, an annual time for comparing […]

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Featured, Local News

Spoken from the heart

Governor Shumlin, musicians and recovering addicts shared their stories from the heart at the Vermonters for Vermonters benefit concert RUTLAND —  On Sunday, Sept. 7, community organizations, musicians, recovering addicts, Governor Shumlin and community members gathered at the Grand Stand […]

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