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Castleton man arrested for burglary in Waitsfield

WAITSFIELD — A 28-year-old man from Castleton was arrested for burglary. Authorities say they were notified of a suspicious man on East Warren Road at around 2:00 a.m. this morning. Multiple calls to police indicated that the man was yelling and had tried to gain entry to at least two...
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Loose tire strikes vehicle head-on in Rutland

RUTLAND — Police responded to a crash caused by a loose tire in Rutland yesterday. The incident took place on US Route 7, at the intersection of Holiday Drive, at around 4:40 p.m. Police identified the drivers as Mary-Jo Callaghan, 31, of Shrewsbury, and Allen Kentner, 29, of Chittenden. According...
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A store owner gets just the help he wanted

Dan and Whit's general store had been a fixture in Norwich, Vermont for over a century. But a lack of employees threatened the store's future. So, owner Dan Fraser posted a desperate Help Wanted sign – and the response from the community has kept him in business. Steve Hartman reports.

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Dartmouth Struggles in the Fourth, Falls to Monmouth

Box Score HANOVER, N.H. – Dartmouth women's basketball led for most of the game but couldn't hold on in the fourth quarter, falling to Monmouth at Leede Arena on Sunday, 55-37. Katie Douglas led with nine points, going 4-for-9 in field goals (.444) and 1-for-3 in 3-pointers (.333). Carrington Washburn...

President sought for Vermont State University

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - The Vermont State College System is taking nominations and applications for the first president of the newly established Vermont State University, consolidating three of the system’s institutions. The state colleges chancellor says the university will unify Castleton University, Northern Vermont University and Vermont Technical College, with...

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center revises visitor policy

LEBANON, N.H. (WCAX) - Amid the current COVID surge, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center is revising its visitor policy. Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health says due to the high levels of community transmission and record high cases of COVID-19 in New Hampshire and Vermont, the Medical Center is now limiting visitors to inpatient units and during outpatient appointments.

Jean Eggleston, 2021

LUDLOW, Vt. – Jean Safe Hartnett Eggleston, age 94, died Nov. 27, 2021, at her home on Lake Rescue surrounded by her family. Jean was born in Cohoes, N.Y., to William and Elsie Collier Safe. She graduated from Cohoes High School and the Russell Sage School of Nursing (1947). After many years of working as a registered nurse and raising a family, Jean returned to school to pursue an advanced degree in nursing in 1969. Jean attended the Albany Medical School of Anesthesia and obtained a degree as a certified nurse anesthetist. She worked at Albany Medical Center, the University of Connecticut Medical Center, and became Chief Nurse Anesthetist at Leonard Hospital in Troy, N.Y.

Employee milestones celebrated by Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center

Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center (MAHHC) commemorated employment milestones for 32 employees at its annual Employee Service Awards, and held a catered event at the the Silo in Windsor on November 4th, 2021. Dr. Joseph Perras, President and CEO, Chief Medical Officer, gave welcoming remarks congratulating the staff members on their service and dedication to community health over the course of many years.

Norwich University professor honored for service in math education

Norwich University’s Robert Poodiack, professor and chair of the Mathematics Department, has won the 2022 Mathematical Association of America (MAA) Certificate for Meritorious Service for the Northeastern Section. This award is presented to someone who has displayed dedicated service at a sectional or national level, and is rotated among the...

Proctorsville Christmas Ghost Walk

CAVENDISH, Vt. – On Sunday, Dec. 12, the 2021 Proctorsville Christmas Ghost Walk begins in front of the Proctorsville War Memorial on Route 131 at 7 p.m. The tour proceeds down Depot Street with information about what places are thought to be haunted. It ends at the Golden Stage Inn, where there will be a bonfire. What better place and way to learn about one of the most haunted inns in New England!

Cutting down Christmas trees in Vermont's Green Mountain National Forest

MANCHESTER, Vt. — The public is again invited to cut down a Christmas tree from Vermont’s Green Mountain National Forest. A required $5 permit can be purchased online or at Green Mountain National Forest offices in Manchester and Rochester. This year, the U.S. Forest Service is providing free Christmas tree...

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Rutland officials expected to discuss mask mandate Monday

RUTLAND, Vt. (WCAX) - Rutland, Vermont’s third-largest city, is expected to discuss a potential mask mandate next week. Rutland Mayor David Allaire says he has heard interest in having the discussion during Monday’s Board of Aldermen meeting. “I have no idea what the feeling of the entire board is. I...

Forest Service offers online Christmas tree permits

RUTLAND, Vt. – U.S. Forest Service officials in Vermont are welcoming the public to select and cut a Christmas tree on the Green Mountain National Forest with the purchase of a permit. Permits are now available for purchase either online or in-person at our GMNF offices in Manchester or Rochester, Vt. In support of the Every Kid Outdoors initiative, this year the Forest Service will provide fourth grade students with a free Christmas tree voucher by registering here at Fourth graders who register must present a printed voucher to redeem a Christmas tree permit. Christmas trees for personal use may be cut on the GMNF, subject to conditions: permits must be purchased online or in-person, two permits are allowed per household per year, and the tree obtained under the permit may not be resold.