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Killington announces major infrastructure investment, plans

Planned 8 attractions to open this summer

It was a very good winter for Vermont ski resorts. On the tail of the still lingering 2014-15 ski season, officials at Killington Resort, a four-season ski and outdoor center, announced significant infrastructure investment. Primarily focused on expanding summer activities, Killington’s current wave of investment exceeds $3.5 million.

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Ryan returns to Devil’s Bowl

Whiting driver returns May 9

Jimmy Ryan is coming home to Devil’s Bowl Speedway. One of Vermont’s most popular open-wheel Modified stock car drivers for many years, “Flyin’ Ryan” plans to end his hiatus from driving in 2015.

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Champlain Bridge Run set for May 16

The New York-Vermont 5K Champlain Bridge Run was supposed to be a one-time affair to celebrate the 2012 opening of the new span connecting the two states. That was the plan, but the race has been such a hit it’s back for another run. The fourth annual The New York/Vermont 5K Champlain Bridge Run will be contested Saturday, May 16, at 10 a.m.

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Dog Jog to benefit Homeward Bound, Parks & Recreation scholarships

The Middlebury Parks and Recreation Department has teamed up with Homeward Bound, Vermont Sun Fitness Center, and the Middlebury Area Land Trust, to offer a Dog Jog on Saturday, April 11.

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Students, boatbuilder help make museum exhibit possible

Vergennes-based boatbuilder Douglas Brooks and Hannaford Career Center instructor Jake Burnham helped Addison County students undertake a comprehensive documentation of vernacular Lake Champlain small watercaft.

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Gov. Shumlin officially opens maple sugar season

Gov. Peter Shumlin kicked off Vermont’s 2015 maple sugar season March 16, officially tapping a tree at Slopeside Syrup.

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Chili Fest lures thousands to Middlebury

The Seventh Annual Vermont Chili Festival was held March 14, a week later than last year’s festival.

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In search of the North Country’s Sasquatch

An update on Bigfoot sightings in Vermont and New York

Right now, a group of dedicated, amateur researchers are searching the northern woods of New York and Vermont for signs of a strange creature long thought to be extinct—known in folklore as Bigfoot or Sasquatch.

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Artifacts are state’s oldest tools

Jamaica State Park may be the oldest campground in Vermont—literally. It’s a campground that has been hosting native Vermonters for more than 6,000 years.

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State’s publishes new timber harvesting guidelines

For private landowners in Addison and Rutland counties wondering since 2013 about news about the State of Vermont’s plans for woodland harvesting guidelines, the wait is over.

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Mush! Addison man is arctic dog sledding expert

The snowy world of sled dogs will be explored in a program this month sponsored by the One World Library Project in Bristol. Addison resident Ed Blechner, who has been mushing dogs for forty years throughout the Northeast and Eastern Canada, will present “Dogsledding in Labrador” on Thursday, Jan. 15, 7-8:30 p.m. at the Lawrence Memorial Library in Bristol.

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Missing skier found safe, uninjured near Pico Mountain

On Dec. 22, at approximately 6:43 p.m., the Vermont State Police received a call reporting an overdue skier. The skier was identified as Lyndon Mann of Royalton. It was not initially known by friends where Mann went skiing.

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An old-fashioned New England Christmas in miniature

You can enjoy an old-fashioned miniature Christmas village display at the historic town hall in Warren, N.H., just across the Vermont stateline.

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Christmas trees, gifts and egg nog toasts? Nah! December is for fishing trips

Angler John Fuller of J.D. Fuller Plumbing & Heating in Middlebury, proudly displays a trout he pulled out of chilly Lake Champlain recently.

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Fish trap expected to pay dividends for salmon fishery

A significant upgrade at the Ed Weed Fish Culture Station in Grand Isle is expected to pay dividends for the health of the salmon population in Lake Champlain.

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