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February 15, 2017

Raising the minimum wage?

Workers and businesses split By Erin Mansfield, VTDigger Workers say raising the minimum wage will help them spend money at local businesses, but local businesses say paying workers more will cause them to raise prices. Those were the competing messages of witnesses who spoke at…

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February 15, 2017

Mayoral candidates debate issues

By Lani Duke

The four candidates for Rutland City’s mayor outlined their qualifications for the job on PEGTV Feb. 9. Mayor Christopher Louras touted his record, while Alderman David Allaire opposed that record and Rutland Downtown Partnership Executive Director Michael Coppinger presented himself as the…

Rutland dancers perform at Beauty in Diversity benefit
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February 8, 2017

Rutland dancers perform at Beauty in Diversity benefit

This past weekend, Feb. 4-5, seven dancers from Cobra Gymnastics & Dance Center performed in the seventh annual Dance Showcase-Beauty in Diversity, to benefit Puppets in Education at the Main Street Landing Black Box Theatre in Burlington. Cobra Gymnastics & Dance Center was invited to…

Will you be my Valentine?
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February 8, 2017

Will you be my Valentine?

Mendon resident Tracey Fowler has started a Valentine’s Day card contest to support a rescue clinic for special needs animals in Idaho where she got “Heath,” a stray pup who had been hit by a car and paralyzed in Tijuana, Mexico. Fowler is asking folks…

Local student robotics team to battle for world title
Local News
February 8, 2017

Local student robotics team to battle for world title

RUTLAND—A Rutland area robotics team will be headed to St. Louis, Mo., in April to compete in the FIRST® World Championships. FIRST sponsors robotics and technical competitions for students at all levels. The Robo-Rattlers compete at the FLL level, where students aged 9 through 12…

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February 8, 2017

RNeSU rejects Scott’s level funding mandate

By Lee J. Kahrs

BRANDON — The Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union has no intention of retooling its school budgets or waiting until a May date to have voters weigh in, despite what Gov. Phil Scott outlined in his budget address. In it, Scott outlined a…

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February 8, 2017

A look at Town Meeting races around the region

By Stephen Seitz and Evan Johnson

Area voters seem happy with their town governments this year. Most races around the region remain uncontested, and there are few articles beyond the normal. In Killington, former Selectman Jim Haff is challenging incumbent Selectman Ken Lee for a…