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September 27, 2017

Rutland developer ordered to pay $2.1 million for cleanup costs

By Stephen Seitz

RUTLAND—A Superior Court judge in Rutland Superior Court ordered Rutland real estate developer John Ruggiero to pay the state of Vermont more than $2.1 million to settle a brownfield lawsuit in a civil trial held on Sept. 25.

Ruggiero, a former attorney…

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September 27, 2017

Event encourages Vermonters to “donate life”

By Evan Johnson

RUTLAND — At a small event in Rutland City Hall on Thursday, Sept. 21, members of Donate Life Vermont demonstrated how a small decision could have life saving consequences for others.

In November of 2011, Penny and Jeff Sirjane received news that…

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September 27, 2017

Former Norwich student sues university over sexual assault

By Elizabeth Hewitt, VTDigger

A former student is suing Norwich University, claiming the institution did not take sufficient steps to protect her and others from sexual assault. In a lawsuit filed in federal court in Vermont this week, Lauren Morrissey claims that Norwich University was…

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September 27, 2017

Biz leaders discuss jobs, environmental efficiency

By Evan Johnson

Jobs were the main topic of conversation at a recent conference at Killington Resort – specifically those in the energy efficiency sector.

In a four-person panel at the Killington Grand Hotel on Wednesday, Sept. 20, representatives from the state, a regional development…

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September 27, 2017

Rockwell museum pot dispensary rejected

By Alan Keays, VTDigger

RUTLAND TOWN — The state has turned down a proposal to open a medical marijuana dispensary at the Norman Rockwell Museum of Vermont in Rutland Town.

Dan Reilly Jr. and his company, Lily Pad Organics Inc., had been seeking to open Vermont’s fifth…

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September 27, 2017

Rutland seeks to cash in on World Cup crowds

By Alan Keays, VTDigger

RUTLAND — Rutland city officials and business leaders are looking at ways to get money flowing downhill from the tens of thousands of people attending World Cup ski racing events at Killington Ski Resort this fall.

“I think it’s important that we do…

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September 27, 2017

Pet supplies from Rutland reach hurricane victims

By Nanci McGuire

After hurricane Harvey hit Houston, Texas, many heroes came to the rescue from near and far, including from Rutland. A few days after Hurricane Harvey hit Amanda McGuire saw a post on Facebook from Oh My Dog located in South Burlington, soliciting…

Woodworking & Forest Festival returns to Woodstock for 14th year, named top event
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September 20, 2017

Woodworking & Forest Festival returns to Woodstock for 14th year, named top event

WOODSTOCK—Lovers of farms, forests, and fine woodworking— those great aspects of Vermont— will be on display at the  Vermont Woodworking & Forest Festival held Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 23-24 at Billings Farm & Museum and the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The Vermont Wood Manufacturers Association…

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September 20, 2017

Women’s Network & Shelter to unveil new name at event

RUTLAND—Rutland County Women’s Network & Shelter (RCWNS), a nonprofit organization serving women, men, and children in the second-most populous county in Vermont who are victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, will announce its new name on the evening of Oct. 5 at an event…