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Sunday, August 18th, 2019

Local News

‘Virginia Woolf’ is funny, terrifying and touching

WESTON — In “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf,” a middle-aged couple tear each other apart, reducing each other to their cores. But what make… Read more

Former CSJ student accused of assault

A warrant was issued last week for a former College of St. Joseph student who missed two court dates related to allegations that she had pu… Read more

New horse facilities at fair make riding a mane event

Motorists on Route 7 may have noticed something a little different as they drove by the Vermont State Fair this week: Horses. Read more

New transit in Rutland will help addicts in recovery

The Vermont Agency of Transportation is planning to start a new transit program that will help residents in recovery get where they need to… Read more

High court supports ending mother's parental rights

In a decision released last week, the Vermont Supreme Court upheld the termination of a mother’s parental rights to a 6-year-old after find… Read more


James Dente

James Dente POULTNEY — James Dente, 71, died Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, at The Pines at Rutland, after a brief illness. A full obituary will be… Read more

William H. Peryer

William H. Peryer RUTLAND — William H. Peryer, 84, died Aug. 15, 2019, at Mountain View Center. He was born Oct. 8, 1934, in Mendon, the so… Read more

Robert A. Holland

Robert A. Holland January 9, 1957 - August 12, 2019 MANCHESTER, N.H. — Robert A. “ Bobbie” Holland, 62, of Manchester, passed away unexpect… Read more

Lee D. Jones

Lee D. Jones RUTLAND — The celebration of life for Lee D. Jones, 89, who died May 15, 2019, will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30, at So… Read more

Lisa Anne Martel-Fenclau

Lisa Anne Martel-Fenclau LUDLOW — Lisa Anne Martel-Fenclau, 59, passed away peacefully in her sleep at her home in St. Petersburg, FL, on J… Read more

Gordon "Bub" Parker

Gordon "Bub" Parker WINDSOR — The celebration of life for Gordon "Bub" Parker, 75, who died June 26, 2019, will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturda… Read more

Suzanne Laura Perrella

Suzanne Laura Perrella RUTLAND — Suzanne Laura Perrella, 66, died Aug. 13, 2019, at Rutland Regional Medical Center, following an illness. … Read more

Weekend Magazine

Health Talk: Adolescent well-care visits

Back-to-school to-do lists are likely on most parents’ minds these days. Besides shopping for school supplies, it is important to remember … Read more

Sowing Seeds: On-farm workshops offer peer-to-peer learning

If you’re interested in soil health, spend 15 minutes with Cat Buxton. She has several professional titles and affiliations, but “soil guru… Read more

The movements of slime mold

Have you ever noticed something bright yellow or orange on your bark mulch after a rain? You may notice that this blob actually has moved a… Read more

CVHHH Health Talk: Breastfeeding

I have been the tearful mother, up alone in the dark, trying desperately to feed my newborn. I know the anxiety and frustration of a diffic… Read more

Jensen Afield: Plugging along on the Maine coast

SACO, Maine — Long before I cross Goose Fair Brook, about a half-hour before low tide, I spot two anglers with surf rods out. It’s no big d… Read more

The Outside Story: Seeing spots, the sandpipers that like lakes

If there’s one place you’d expect to see a sandpiper, it’s on the sand. However, there is one member of this family of shorebirds that pref… Read more

In the Garden: Learning how to identify eight common ferns

Ferns are under-rated and largely ignored by gardeners, but should not be. They can add much to a garden. I recently went to Walpole, New H… Read more



Asch: Remembering Toni Morrison, a literary giant

I first read Toni Morrison as a junior in college, and once I started “Beloved” I knew I would never look at another book the same way agai… Read more

McClaughry: Futile gun control schemes

In the wake of horrendous mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton, leading political figures are once again demanding sweeping measures of gun… Read more

Weekly Planet: Do something

Last week when the president made his trip to Dayton, Ohio, in the wake of the mass shooting there, he was met by chanting protesters. Thei… Read more

Poor Elijah’s Almanack: Twenty-sixth Annual Emperor Awards

Most of us grew up associating special events with patron characters — Christmas and Santa Claus — loose change under our pillows and the T… Read more

Rural Ruminations: Can't we minimize mass murder?

Recent repeated instances of terrorist mass murder in our country have made it mandatory we enact legislation to fix the issue and ultimate… Read more

On Faith: God, guns and testosterone

The NRA is half right about one thing. Guns don’t kill people. But the NRA leaves out the second half of the truism, which is: Young men wi… Read more


Mormon church warning: Beware of those fancy coffee drinks

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has issued a warning to members that coffee is prohibited no matter h… Read more

Farmers to be sentenced in largest US organic fraud case

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Four Midwestern farmers who cheated organic food customers are scheduled to be sentenced for the largest fraud sc… Read more

Man dies after competing in California taco-eating contest

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a man died shortly after competing in a taco-eating contest at a minor league baseball game Read more

Fight over 'Taco Tuesday' heats up in Taco John's hometown

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — "Taco Tuesday" is a well-known term for a themed dinner night out or at home, but as many U.S. restaurants over the y… Read more

Farms turn to technology amid water warnings in Southwest US

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — A drone soared over a blazing hot cornfield in northeastern Colorado on a recent morning, snapping images with an inf… Read more

Business Briefs

Church holds annual meeting

Christian Scientists from this region and beyond attended their church’s annual meeting in Boston recently. Read more

AARP grants awarded to Newport and Bennington

The 2019 AARP Community Challenge grant program awardees include two Vermont recipients, Newport and Bennington, for specific community dev… Read more

National Life Group Foundation donates $1.9 million in grants

MONTPELIER — The National Life Group Foundation granted a record $1.9 million this spring to nonprofit organizations and schools, including… Read more

Kinney Pike receives Quality Management Award

RUTLAND — Kinney Pike Insurance announced the company has received the E&O Plus Quality Management Award for the fifth consecutive year… Read more

Benson School gets grant to aid career exploration

The Benson Village School in Benson recently received a $1,500 grant from the Vermont Community Foundation’s Spark! Connecting Community gr… Read more

Union Mutual receives gold-level worksite wellness accolade

MONTPELIER — Union Mutual announced it was recently named one of the 2019 Best Places to Work in Vermont. This is the sixth consecutive yea… Read more

WEC earns gold-level award

EAST MONTPELIER — Washington Electric Cooperative was recently recognized for its commitment to health and wellness with a gold-level 2019 … Read more

High Meadows Fund grants support forest projects

In collaboration with the Vermont Community Foundation, the High Meadows Fund is putting $218,000 into action over the next two years to la… Read more

Woodstock Farmers’ Market expands to Waterbury site

WATERBURY CENTER — The Woodstock Farmers’ Market, a year-round, fresh food and specialty market, has purchased a second site at the former … Read more

Billings, Norwich farms to offer grass-fed dairy products

WOODSTOCK — Billings Farm & Museum and Norwich Farm Creamery, a joint venture creating grass-fed dairy products, will present on April … Read more

Legal Notices

Invitation to Bid

Invitation to Bid The Town of Rutland Select Board is seeking bids from area engineering firms for a culvert replacement project on Town Li… Read more

MTGLQ Investors v Benjamin


JPMC Specialty Mort v Kahn


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Showers possible early. Lows overnight in the upper 60s.

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