Ludlow Police Seeks Public’s Help with Burglaries
ludlowLudlow VT Police are seeking the public’s help for information on recent burglaries in the area. Police say since Sept 1, several businesses have been burglarized including thefts of safes and cash although they have made one arrest police are actively pursuing other leads.
They are asking residents and businesses to be vigilant in securing their property and ensure alarms and surveillance video systems are in proper working order. Also, if anyone has information on the burglaries, or if you see suspicious activity, Ludlow police ask that you call the Duty Officer at 802-228-4411.

Killington Opens Today
Ski fans take note Killington Is open today for skiing. The resort opens at 9:00 am and is the first Eastern resort to open for skiing and snowboarding. The first turns of the season will be dedicated exclusively to Season Pass and Express Card holders, and the resort will open to the public on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. Early season conditions will exist, and snowmaking and other on-mountain operations may be in progress throughout the day on open terrain. Skiing and snowboarding will be on advanced terrain only, providing roughly 600 vertical feet of open trails. No easier terrain will be available now. Killington’s real time operating schedule can be viewed by going to http://www.killington.com/conditions.

Newport Presents Plans for One Financial District
After a year and a half of planning the Newport Select Board and Newport School District met on Monday night to go over plans for combining financial resources.
Newport’s Finance Director, Paul Brown presented two draft options to the boards. The first plan was to have a cooperative agreement where either the school or town would contract services from the other. The second plan was to create a new finance association similar to an SAU that serves two school districts.
One surprise in the presentation was there would be no immediate financial savings, calling for the elimination of only one or two positions.
Newport resident Bert Spalding Sr. a proponent of the idea expressed disappointment in the presentation.
School Superintendent Cindy Gallagher explained that one reason there are no immediate savings is because of the deep budget cuts to this year’s school budget.
Terry Wiggins the school district’s Business Manager said that although the savings would be small, combining the resources and would be more efficient and productive.
Select board member, Todd Fratzell suggested having a trial period of a finance association for one year. Finance Manager Paul Brown said it could be option three. No action was taken on the plans. Any plan decided on will go before the Newport voters