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Young local gymnasts compete regionally
Local News
December 21, 2016

Young local gymnasts compete regionally

RUTLAND—The Cobra Gymnastics Team competitive season is in full swing. Young, local gymnasts from around the Rutland region have been busy the past few weeks traveling around Vermont, and to Massachusetts and New York for competitions. The Cobra Gymnastics team has two distinct competitive tracks:…

Local News
December 21, 2016

Recycling is nothing new

 

American’s made strides in efficiency and recycling during war rations By Julia Purdy

Seventy-five years ago, on Dec. 8, 1941, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt went to Congress to ask for a declaration of war. The previous day, Japanese military planes had bombarded the U.S….

Study to crunch numbers on downtown Rutland hotel feasibility
Featured
December 14, 2016

Study to crunch numbers on downtown Rutland hotel feasibility

By Adam Federman, VTDigger

RUTLAND — A $30,000 grant will help explore the feasibility of building a 128-room hotel, conference center and pedestrian shopping plaza along the Evelyn Street corridor in downtown Rutland. The Rutland Redevelopment Authority will use the money from the Vermont Community…

RRMC donates land for Rutland dog parks
Local News
December 14, 2016

RRMC donates land for Rutland dog parks

By Evan Johnson and Lani Duke

RUTLAND—Dogs in the Rutland area will have two spaces all their own to sniff, play and romp in this spring. A new nonprofit comprised of Rutland residents plans to open two parks. One will be adjacent to the West…

State sees resurgence of birds once endangered
Local News
December 14, 2016

State sees resurgence of birds once endangered

By Gaen Murphree

If you heard a loon’s wild cry, were lucky enough to spot a bald eagle nest or watched a peregrine falcon on the wing this past summer, you shared in the continued resurgence of three of the state’s most charismatic winged species….

Rutland teachers criticize response to injuries from students
Local News
December 14, 2016

Rutland teachers criticize response to injuries from students

By Adam Federman, VTDigger.org

RUTLAND — The Rutland teachers’ union says school administrators retaliated against employees and discouraged union activity after failing to adequately address numerous incidents of “student-on-staff violence.” A complaint filed Wednesday, Dec. 7, with the state’s Labor Relations Board alleges that Rutland…