Daily Roundup

News from around the state, from the Vermont Press Bureau and the staff of the Times Argus and Rutland Herald.
We mourn the sudden loss of Montpelier icon Margot George and send our condolences to her family and friends.

From the Press Bureau, reporting on budget cut implications; a new plan for electric transmission lines in New Hampshire that could help Vermont; and more on the Brooke Bennett case's impact.
Remember the Killington secession movement? There are still some vestiges of that battle hanging around the town, which irks some of the residents. For the record Killington is still part of Vermont, and the ski area just celebrated its 50th anniversary.
Rutland's mayor has a new motivator for people to give blood: he'll shave his head if the Dec. 23 blood drive breaks the regional record of 772 pints. 

-Rob Mitchell