With apologies to 1980s “Ghost Busters” pop singer Ray Parker, Jr., there’s a group of Vermonters that “ain’t afraid of no ghosts”. Meet the Vermont Ghost Hunters, a group dedicated to investigating paranormal occurrences, big or small.
Letter to the Editor
Following the hysteria generated by gun prohibitionists in the wake of the Sandy Hook tragedy, a nationwide rush on gun stores began as citizens bought semiautomatic modern sporting rifles, handguns and ammunition, in effect “making a political statement” about proposals to ban such firearms.
A pro-Second Amendment rally on the steps of the Vermont State Capitol Building Jan. 19 had the desired effect—it was a “shot” heard ‘round Vermont. And a state senator blinked. Over 300 pro-Second Amendment citizens took part in a 50-state rally to show their support of the law of the land regarding the right of citizens to bear arms.
The end of Rural Vermont’s “Art for Agrarians” online art auction is in sight, but there is still time to bid on the fourteen agriculturally-themed pieces donated by Vermont artists.
Gathering at state capitol is Jan. 19 at noon
Second Amendment supporters in Vermont will join forces for a national Guns Across America rally to be held at the state capitol in Montpelier, Saturday, Jan. 19, at noon. Eric Reed, the event coordinator, plans for the event, and others like it nationwide, to be a peaceful demonstration against any and all future gun control legislation that would restrict gun rights.
PTO sells tasty salsa, t-shirts, more to raise funds
PTOs—short for Parent Teacher Organizations—are frequently the lifelines between parents and teachers at Vermont public schools. In the case of the Neshobe PTO, affiliated with the Neshobe Elementary School in Brandon, the parent-teacher group is an active participant in the day-to-day activities at the school, especially for fundraising for educational and sporting activities for students and school staffers.
The top obstacle race in New England, the Spartan Races, brought its extreme endurance competition “The Beast” to Killington Resort last weekend.
The Vermont Drug Task Force conducted a month long investigation into the distribution and sale of crack cocaine, cocaine, and heroin in the Chittenden County and Windham County areas. During the course of the investigation the Task Force made numerous controlled purchases of drugs.
From the Editor
I have always had mixed feelings about unions. On the one hand, my working-class immigrant grandparents benefited somewhat under the protection of labor unions. And during the abuses of the Industrial Age, unions seemed like the only way labor could fend off the predations of greedy owners and bosses.
Vermont State Police officials said that they will be assisted by local law enforcement to conduct several DUI sobriety checkpoints and seatbelt safety checkpoints throughout the Christmas-New Year holiday period, Dec. 16-Jan. 2, in the Rutland County area.
Nearly 2,000 sign ups; walk-ins now encouraged
Appointments for the upcoming Gift-of-Life Marathon Blood Drive were filled today, with nearly 2,000 people signed up to help Rutland County take a run at the national one-day blood collection record.
Rutland City police officers are looking for Michael K. Watkins, 46, of Rutland. Watkins allegedly beat a dog named “Bonnie” to death.
When it comes to cruising on Lake Champlain aboard the classic M.V. Carollon, via Larrabee’s Point, Vt., it’s an ideal time for gentlemen to don their straw boaters and for ladies to unfurl their parasols.
"Buy local", "eat local" movement gets nearby boost
If you’re a localvore at heart—plus enjoy one of Vermont’s finest dining destinations—then Vergennes is your place this August.
On Dec. 11, at 12:12 a.m., members of the Vermont State Police were conducting motor vehicle enforcement in Rutland City.
The Rutland Region Chamber of Commerce announced the coveted Best Taste and Best Display Awards presented at the 30th Annual RRCC Winter In August Celebration at the Diamond Run Mall last week.
Ex-firefighter receives six month sentence
An ex-Wallingford firefighter will serve a six month sentence at home for setting grass fires on federal land in Vermont. U.S. District Court Judge Christina Reiss said the crime of Matthew D. Burnham, 22, of Wallingford, was not of the nature for prison time.
Vermont baseball legend and Brattleboro-native Ernie Johnson, Sr., who was a Major League pitcher for the Milwaukee Braves and then a long-time television broadcaster for the Atlanta Braves, recently passed away in Georgia at the age of 87.
DOT uncertain when Champlain span will be ready
Will the new Champlain Bridge open as scheduled Oct. 9?
Bridge construction to miss target completion date
The Lake Champlain Bridge Community has made the difficult decision to postpone the celebration activities around the opening of the new Lake Champlain Bridge. A new date has been set for May 19-20, 2012.