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March 22, 2017

Jeffrey M. Rousseau, 51

Jeffrey M. Rousseau, 51, of Stockbridge peacefully left his wife, family and friends on March 15, 2017. Originally from Mason, N.H., Jeff moved to Vermont after his service in the U.S. Air Force. His love for the outdoors and rural countryside led him to the…

New Mayor Allaire takes reins in Rutland
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March 22, 2017

New Mayor Allaire takes reins in Rutland

By Alan J. Keays, VTDigger

RUTLAND — Moments after his swearing-in as mayor, a steady stream of well-wishers walked past David Allaire’s new City Hall office on their way to a refreshment table. Allaire, 61, a 19-year member of the Board of Aldermen, said Wednesday…

Teresa Giblin joins 100 Day Club
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March 22, 2017

Teresa Giblin joins 100 Day Club

KILLINGTON—St.Patrick’s Day Friday, March 17, was truly a day to remember at Killington Resort. It was a sunny bluebird day with fantastic snow conditions after Storm Stella blessed us with 33 inches of snow. It also marked the day that Teresa Giblin became a first-time…

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March 22, 2017

Two towns reject school merger

By Stephen Seitz

BARNARD—Act 46 is getting off to a creaky start, at least for some. The law, which went into effect in 2015, has the goal of merging Vermont’s school districts in the hope of providing better education, as well as get a better…

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March 22, 2017

Coppinger to leave downtown Rutland post

By Alan J. Keays, VTDigger

RUTLAND — Michael Coppinger is stepping down next month from his post as chief marketer for the city. Coppinger, the executive director of the Downtown Rutland Partnership for the past 10 years, said he formally submitted his resignation Tuesday, March…

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March 22, 2017

Sanders sees “revolution” in energy

The U.S. senator toured Rutland’s Stafford Hill solar farm Friday By Alan J. Keays, VTDigger

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders stood outside a field filled with solar panels in Rutland and told 17-year-old Cameron Wilk that he was looking out at a revolution. “When you’re my…

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March 22, 2017

New property tax formula would shield lower-spending districts

By Tiffany Danitz Pache, VTDigger

A House Education Committee has approved a bill that revamps the statewide property tax formula for education. The formula is based on a per pupil calculation. School districts that spend above a threshold would pay a higher tax rate; those…

Farm to fundraising: Family fights to keep cows
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March 16, 2017

Farm to fundraising: Family fights to keep cows

Milky Way Farm hopes to continue operating the last dairy farm in Ira By Alan J. Keays, VTDigger IRA — Robbie Clark Jr. cares most about the cows — even Periwinkle, a Jersey who is a little too rambunctious in the farm’s milking parlor. Clark…