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Vermont ski resort to change name

POMFRET, Vt. — Officials from Suicide Six ski resort in South Pomfret announced that they will be rebranding later this summer following concerns about the insensitive nature of the mountain's historical name. S6 released a statement on its website on Tuesday announcing that the current name will be retired...
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Vermont and New Hampshire cutting fireworks displays due to shipping costs

LEBANON, N.H. — Firework displays are going to cost a whole lot more this year compared to previous years. The cost increase is being attributed to a drastic increase in freight shipping costs. Like most other industries, shipping has gotten more expensive. Pre-pandemic, firework retailers would pay anywhere from...

Okemo’s Jackson Gore summer concert series, July 1-Sept. 2

Friday, July 1 at 6 p.m. — LUDLOW — A Friday night tradition for area visitors and locals, Okemo kicks off summer weekends with a free lawn concert from 6-9 p.m. in the Jackson Gore Inn courtyard. Concerts feature popular regional musical guests. Lawn chairs and picnic blankets...

DOC implements staffing changes at Springfield facility

Springfield, VT — Employees at the Southern State Correctional Facility in Springfield have had to work sixty-hour shifts due to staffing shortages, and as a result, the Vermont Department of Corrections has instituted an “emergency” staffing change for the facility. Steve Howard, who represents corrections staff as...

Vt. ski resort to retire name to avoid mental health connotation

SOUTH POMFRET, Vt. (AP) — A small ski area in Vermont has announced that it’s retiring its name, Suicide Six, this summer amid growing concerns about the insensitive nature of the historical name. The resort said on its website on Tuesday that it shares those concerns and “embraces...

Plan NH Presents 2022 Merit Awards of Excellence

Plan NH presented its 2022 Merit Awards of Excellence to The Factory on Willow in Manchester, led by Eckman Construction; Visions Green Street in Lebanon, led by MA+KE Architects; Meredith Public Library Addition & Renovations in Meredith, led by Milestone Construction; and Lebanon Downtown Tunnel Project in Lebanon, led by VHB.

Killington posts new paid fire chief position

Killington is hoping to hire a paid fire chief for the first time in the organization’s history. The salaried position was advertised in the Mountain Times on June 15 and 22. Gary Roth, who has been a volunteer fire chief for 10 years, said he thinks the town’s owning...

Amtrak to leave Burlington for NYC July 29

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. — A month from June 29 will mark the close of a project costing around $110 million. Amtrak will leave from Burlington Vermont, and head down to New York City. The Ethan Allen Amtrak train will leave the Burlington station around 10:10 a.m. every morning and head...

Chaffee to plant pollinator garden

Work is in full bloom at the Chaffee Art Center on South Main Street in Rutland on the new pollinator gardens. In March, the Rutland County Audubon Society or RCAS received word that a 2022 collaborative grant from the National Audubon Society to help establish pollinator gardens on the grounds was approved.

Happy Fourth of July

July 4th beckons. Most readers will know I collect antique postcards. I have written about real photo postcards in the past. This week I write about another category. These postcards are known as Patriotics. Patriotics often depict Abe Lincoln, George Washington, flags, or cannons. There must be hundreds of varieties....

THEATER REVIEW: Thriller ‘Wait Until Dark’ at Dorset Theatre Festival through July 9

Written by Frederick Knott, adapted by Jeffrey Harcher directed by Jackson Gay. “Wait Until Dark” is the second best play Frederick Knott wrote (“Dial ‘M’ For Murder” is the best), but its one of the finest thrillers created for the stage. Susan has lost her eyesight in a car accident. She is married to a photographer, Sam. On a train back to New York he met a woman who managed to hide a doll in his luggage. She has come to their Greenwich Village apartment to retrieve it and has ended up dead. Her body is discovered elsewhere in the neighborhood the next day, and strange things start happening to their apartment and especially to Susan. That’s the base story of the play. The real story, or plot, is contained in the final fifteen minutes of the play, and, in the production currently playing at the Dorset Theatre Festival, those tense fifteen minutes are worth the ticket price and more.