WHITING RESIDENT KEITH Mattison is back home after a more than month-long battle with the coronavirus. Mattison spent several weeks at University of Vermont Medical Center and continues to receive dialysis during his recovery. Photo courtesy Heather Mattison
WHITING — April 2 had begun like most days before it for Keith Mattison. Rise early, grab a bite to eat and get his tools together for a full day of plumbing, something the 67-year-old Whiting resident has been doing for around 40 years. But on this day, at around lunchtime, his health descended into a deep valley from which he feared he would never emerge. “I was working and it was around noontime that I got a funny taste in my mouth,” Mattison recalled during a Tuesday phone interview. “It was kind of a metallic taste. I didn’t think a whole lot about it, but as the day went on I felt worse...
WHITING — Whiting residents from the floor of town meeting on Tuesday night returned incumbents to office and backed town spending. Earlier in Australian balloting they joined the rest of the state in backing Sen. Bernie Sanders and President Donald Trump in the Vermont Presidential Primary. The selectboard’s proposed $359,242.50 in spending for the upcoming fiscal year, of which taxpayers would fun $277,522.65, won support from the floor of town meeting without amendment. Of that overall budget $212,650 would be devoted to road maintenance, according to the town report. Among officials’...
WHITING — After daylong March 3 voting on proposed Otter Valley Unified Union School District spending and casting ballots in the Presidential primary, Whiting residents will gather in Whiting Town Hall to debate and decide on town spending and choose town officers. Australian balloting will run in Whiting Town Hall from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The town’s annual meeting will convene in town hall at 7:15 p.m., and decisions on town issues will be made from the floor of the meeting. The selectboard has proposed $359,242.50 in spending for the upcoming fiscal year, of which taxpayers would fun $277,522...
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police last week reported progress on their investigation into an incident at a Whiting home this past February that resulted in criminal citations issued to a woman and her mother. On Feb. 19 at a little after 11 p.m., troopers responded to a report of a physical altercation in Whiting. At the time, police reported the call as a “citizen assist.”  Trooper Sean Hauter last week said in a press release that further investigation showed that Kristy Many, 27, of Hardwick assaulted a victim, causing serious bodily injury. Police described that 38-year-old male...

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