Barnard, VT

Sharon animal control officer resigns after allegedly shooting German shepherd in Tunbridge

Damon Dyer, 31, of Tunbridge is scheduled to be arraigned June 29 in Orange Superior Court on one count of cruelty to animals following an investigation by the Vermont Warden Service into the April shooting death of an 11-year-old German shepherd. Read the story on VTDigger here: Sharon animal control officer resigns after allegedly shooting German shepherd in Tunbridge.
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Orphaned cubs of bear shot in Newtown by Ridgefield cop arrive ‘safely’ at N.H. wildlife rehabilitator

NEWTOWN — The orphaned cubs of a black bear that was fatally shot by an off-duty officer last week have a new home at a wildlife rehabilitation facility in New Hampshire. “Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP) wildlife biologists want to let everyone know the cubs arrived safely at the rehabilitation facility and seem to be settling in,” the department said on its Facebook page on Tuesday night.

Tractor-trailer crash leaks fuel, closes road in Cavendish

CAVENDISH, Vt. (WCAX) - Part of Route 131 in Cavendish is closed because of a tractor-trailer crash early Wednesday. The crash caused fuel to leak onto the roadway. As of Wednesday morning, the road is closed between High Street and Main Street. The crash happened around 2 a.m. The driver...

90 mph Tornado in NH Confirmed by National Weather Service

The National Weather Service confirmed that a tornado with a peak wind speed of 90 mph touched down in Charlestown and Claremont, New Hampshire early Monday evening. As a cold front moved through the western part of the state a line of strong to severe thunderstorms developed resulting in "sporadic straight-line wind damage," according to the National Weather Service's Gray, Maine office. Video described as "compelling" captured by the dash cam video (WARNING: language) of a vehicle showed a funnel cloud move along Route 11 and touchdown briefly before moving over the vehicle.

Case manager for vulnerable adults accused of stealing money from clients

A Rutland man has denied allegations he financially exploited several vulnerable adults while working with them. The defendant, Mark Lacomb, 39, is facing seven felony charges: one charge of uttering a forged or counterfeit instrument and six of financially exploiting a vulnerable adult of over $500. He is accused of...

Red Clover Inn reopens under new ownership

The Red Clover Inn has reopened for accommodations and private events. New owners Mark Allen and Venetia Riso have continued to restore and reimagine the property in a rustic, elegant style. “We were struck by the Red Clover’s quiet location, […] Read More The post Red Clover Inn reopens under new ownership appeared first on The Mountain Times.

Rutland hospital reopens COVID unit

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4 seriously injured after being thrown from car

ROYALTON, Vt. (WCAX) - Four people, including a child, were seriously injured after being thrown from a car in a rollover crash in Royalton. Vermont State Police say it happened on Interstate 89 northbound just before 3:30 p.m. Monday. They got a call that multiple people were ejected from a...

Tractor-trailer dumps fuel over the road, closes road in Cavendish

Social media is an important platform for farmers to get their story to the world. Social media campaign for farmers kicks off Wednesday. Social media is an important platform for farmers to get their story to the world. Now, a group of farmers is trying encourage their colleagues to use it to educate people about farm life.

Wild Apple Graphics announces new ownership

Vermont Business Magazine Wild Apple Graphics(link is external) in Woodstock was purchased by local Vermonter Shawn Harned from company founders John & Laurie Chester. Financial terms were not disclosed. Shawn has been an employee at the company since 2018, initially as Director of Sales and then as Chief Operating Officer.

Rutland NAACP announces student contest winners

Two local high school students have been declared the winners of the second annual Black History Month contest, sponsored by the Rutland Area branch of the NAACP and the Vermont Student Anti Racist Network (VSARN). The contest challenged students to respond to a prompt in a written or visual arts form, with a prize of $500 in each category. This year’s prompts invited students to choose from a number of laws and policies, such as qualified immunity or bans on so-called critical race theory and demonstrate how that policy perpetuates systemic racism.

Rutland Rec reels in new programming

Starting Saturday, May 21, Rutland Recreation and Parks is offering opportunities for youth in the community to learn to fish. Rutland Recreation first started to offer fishing programming last year at summer day camps with the help of Corbin Shattuck, […] Read More The post Rutland Rec reels in new programming appeared first on The Mountain Times.

Big turnout at Ludlow fishing derby

LUDLOW, Vt. – “Start your engines.” With the sun shining and 40 young anglers and their families standing at the edge of Cook Pond in Ludlow, Steven Howard, President of the Black River Rod and Gun Club, hollered to the crowd over the tips of their fishing rods. “Ready!” he cried. “Set! Go!”
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Sugarbush seeks to expand employee housing

Like many businesses in the Mad River Valley, Sugarbush Resort has been impacted by employees’ challenges finding workforce housing. “Finding affordable rental housing (seasonal or year-round) is very difficult in the MRV and has been getting more difficult over time,” wrote Sugarbush spokesperson John Bleh in an email that represented comments from multiple resort departments, including planning and human resources.