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Dorset officials hope to resolve suit over hiking trail
11 Dec 2018 at 6:44am
Town officials believe a resolution could be near in a boundary dispute concerning a section of the Owls Head hiking trail off Route 30. Following a hearing Dec. 3 in Bennington Superior Court Civil Division, Town Manager Rob Gaiotti said he is hopeful a suit filed last fall over contested property lines by William Burns, of Stonewall Lane, will be dismissed. "We're hopeful that within a few weeks the [town's] motion to dismiss will be granted, and Dorset will be able to further encourage the community to enjoy that portion of the Town Forest," Gaiotti said.

'Newsies' to make Rutland holiday debut
10 Dec 2018 at 7:52pm
The Rutland Youth Theatre will present "Newsies," the Disney Broadway musical. Pictured: Brooklyn newsboys after the 1899 child-labor strike.

Handling of trooper case questioned
5 Dec 2018 at 4:29am
One Vermont state trooper has left his job, three others - including a high ranking officer - have been placed on paid leave, and an internal affairs investigation is underway into questions of how some State Police members handled a case involving a rookie trooper, officials said. Vermont State Police conducted a separate criminal investigation into a report of suspicion of driving while under the influence by off-duty State Trooper Spencer Foucher of the Rutland barracks during the early morning hours of Oct. 28 in Bennington, officials said.

The myth of luxury at scale
4 Dec 2018 at 1:29am
It was just after 9:30 Friday night when a vociferous klaxon and a yellow tire emoji alerted us that our right front tire had experienced a sudden loss of pressure. My Audi Q7 was handling fine, so instead of pulling over, we decided to check the tire pressure at the next gas station .

Student joins 'The Logger'
1 Dec 2018 at 8:21am
Rutland-area high school student Mary Babb, a member of Mt. St. Joseph Academy's class of 2019, performed live on stage at the Paramount Theater late last month with "The Logger," popular Vermont actor and comedian Rusty DeWees.

Warrensburg history, newly corrected and unabridged
28 Nov 2018 at 11:43pm
On Nov. 16, I walked out of my house door and was amazed that my front dooryard had vanished and my automobile had disappeared under an ugly blanket of heavy snow. My cheerful plans to spend a happy morning at the Richards Library in front of their fine micro-film machine, reading hundred-year-old newspapers, was snatched from me by force by mean, old Mother Nature.

Program helps teens gain real work experience
26 Nov 2018 at 9:22pm
Two programs at Rutland High School are helping students find their future careers by giving them a chance to participate in actual work experiences throughout the Rutland area. Meaghan Marsh, the School-to-Work coordinator, said she and Sarah Hagge, an English teacher at the high school who runs the Promoting Learning by Activating Community Engagement program, collaborate on the two programs.

Marijuana 'listening tour' here Dec. 5
24 Nov 2018 at 6:03am
Banner staff BENNINGTON - The Governor's Marijuana Advisory Commission has begun its listening tour of several communities around the state and will stop in Bennington on Wednesday, Dec. 5. Residents will have a chance to comment on draft reports created by commission subcommittees, concerning highway safety, education and prevention, and taxation and regulation of marijuana. The session in Bennington take place at the Vermont Veterans Home on North Street from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The first two listening sessions were held this week in Rutland and Williston, and other meetings are scheduled in White River Junction and St. Johnsbury.

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