Tag Archives: Alan Keays

Local News
December 14, 2017

Governor takes half-step toward weed legalization

By Alan Keays, VTDigger

Gov. Phil Scott says he will stand by his commitment to support legislation that would legalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana in Vermont.

“I made that commitment. It’s a libertarian approach,” the governor said Dec. 1 during an interview…

Local News
October 25, 2017

Ex-city attorney doubles down on effort to get out of jail

By Alan Keays, VTDigger

A former attorney for the city of Rutland is taking a second legal avenue to challenge his conviction and prison sentence in a fatal hit-and-run.

Christopher Sullivan, 57, acting as his own attorney, recently filed a petition for post-conviction relief in…

Local News
October 25, 2017

Regional marketing campaign pitches “Real Rutland”

By Alan Keays/ VTDigger

A marketing initiative aimed at boosting Rutland County’s declining population as well as helping the region land more tourists aims to show people the “Real Rutland.”

The “Real Rutland” campaign was unveiled Thursday night at the annual meeting of the Rutland Region…

Local News
October 18, 2017

Fired administrator alleges retaliation

By Alan Keays, VTDigger

The fired town administrator in Rutland Town has sued the municipality, alleging the Select Board’s decision to terminate him was an act of retaliation and violated the town’s personnel policies.

Joseph Zingale, who worked for the town for more than three…

Local News
October 18, 2017

Longtime Rutland City school leader to retire

Alan Keays, VTDigger

RUTLAND—Longtime Rutland Schools Superintendent Mary Moran said her passion for education and the outdoors made Vermont a perfect location for a high school administrator from Massachusetts to live and build on a career. After more than two decades working for the Rutland…

Local News
October 11, 2017

Rutland group seeks “NewStory” against violence

By Alan Keays, VTDigger

The Rutland County Women’s Network & Shelter has changed its name as it moves to the next chapter in its history of supporting victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, Avaloy Lanning, the organization’s executive director, said Thursday night.

“We recognize…

News Briefs
October 4, 2017

Crime victims speak out, share hardships and challenges

By Alan Keays, VTDigger

Several victims of crime spoke out Tuesday, Sept. 19, at a “listening” forum in Rutland hosted by the Vermont Center for Crime Victim Services, Waterbury. They talked of feeling guilty for coming forward, not getting justice and the impacts of what…

Local News
October 4, 2017

Rutland attorney heading to prison

By Alan Keays, VTDigger

A longtime Rutland attorney has been sentenced to seven months behind bars for understating income on his federal taxes.

John Canney III, 63, was sentenced Friday afternoon in U.S. District Court in Burlington. In addition to the seven-month jail term, Judge…