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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.
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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.

Judge puts Lake George herbicide use on pause

LAKE GEORGE, N.Y. (NEWS10) – This week, the Lake George Park Commission agreed to hold off on the usage of a new herbicide on two bays in Hague. The agreement took place in New York State Supreme Court, after a lawsuit was filed last week by groups claiming that the herbicide is unsafe.

Alumnus and Student Receive 2022 Projects for Peace Grants

Two proposals by Middlebury Institute students have been selected for $10,000 Projects for Peace grants to fund projects this summer. One project will create an intercultural learning experience in the Minnesota Public Schools to help students and teachers become effective peace builders in the school community. The other will train young people in the Arab region to tackle critical peace issues.
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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.

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...

Spring ride raises $5,500 for the homeless

The Homeless Prevention Center in Rutland hosted the first HPC Spring Sprockets Fun Ride & Walk at Pine Hill Park on May 7. The event netted about $5,500 to help get people into housing with social rides, scavenger hunts and […] Read More The post Spring ride raises $5,500 for the homeless appeared first on The Mountain Times.

Leunig’s Le Marché to Open This Summer in Shelburne

Chef-owner Donnell Collins of Burlington's Leunig's Bistro & Café has leased the former Harrington's of Vermont Shelburne location for "a little French café and market," she said. Construction and equipment deliveries permitting, Collins hopes to open her new Leunig's Le Marché in July. Work on the 3,000-square-foot...

Killington Mountain Guides offers wilderness first aid training, certification

Open to anyone who wants to feel more independent, empowered and capable during outdoor pursuits. Saturday and Sunday, May 21-22—PITTSFIELD—Wilderness first aid certification can be achieved this weekend in a two-day course (16 hours). The course is ideal for outdoor enthusiasts who engage in shorter and less remote trips, including hikers, climbers, paddlers, bikers, skiers, camp counselors, scouts — anyone who wants to feel more independent, empowered and capable during outdoor pursuits. The course meets American Camping Association guidelines.

Covid in schools leads to 50% absenteeism

At a recent Windsor Central Unified Union School District (WCSU) board meeting concern was raised about effects the latest variant of Covid is having on attendance. Student attendance below 51% on a given day means that day won’t count toward the state-required minimum number of education days for that school.

Planned Parenthood to close four Vermont health centers next month

Locally, no changes planned at Rutland and White River Jct. Parenthood of Northern New England plans to close five part-time health centers — four of which are in Vermont, and another on the border in New Hampshire — and expand the hours of seven others in New England, the organization said in a press release Friday afternoon, May 13.

Rutland hospital reopens COVID unit

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Brandon Library’s $2M campaign opens

After two-plus years of planning for a capital campaign to renovate the Brandon Free Public Library (BFPL), the $2.2 million quest is well on its way. “The train has left the station,” said a smiling and optimistic David Roberts, chair of the library board and of the campaign committee, adding that “sometimes it feels as if we’re chasing the train.”