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Local News
January 17, 2018

Volunteers assist offenders reentering communities

By Evan Johnson

RUTLAND—After serving a lengthy jail sentence, reentering a community and adjusting to an unstructured life can be a daunting task. Thanks to a group of volunteers in Rutland, that obstacle becomes easier for offenders to overcome.

Circles of Support and Accountability (CoSA),…

News Briefs
December 21, 2017

Health trust makes grants

The Bowse Health Trust Committee is pleased to announce that it has approved funding for three new programs. The projects will receive up to three years of funding starting in 2018. In twenty years the Bowse Health Trust has funded a total of 60 programs, which target…

Local News
December 14, 2017

Pico plans opening day, weekend community “food raiser”

Pico Mountain is scheduled to kick off its 2017-18 winter season at 9 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 15. The fifth annual Opening Weekend Food Raiser will take place on Dec. 16-17, when discounted lift tickets will be provided in exchange for food donations for low-income Vermonters.

The Food Raiser is…

News Briefs
March 16, 2017

BROC, Hannaford launch tote-bag fundraiser

RUTLAND—BROC-Community Action in Southwestern Vermont, a nonprofit committed to ending poverty and helping low-income people move forward toward self-sufficiency, has been selected as a beneficiary of the Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag Program for March. This program has been designed to support local nonprofits like BROC-Community…

State News
January 4, 2017

BROC assists with 3SquaresVT applications

RUTLAND—BROC-Community Action, located at 45 Union St. in Rutland (west of the railroad tracks) is offering information about the 3SquaresVT program and personalized assistance with applications. Staff are ready to help new users sign up for this benefit and access healthful meals. 3SquaresVT is an…

Local News
August 24, 2016

BROC offers free Savvy Spending Solutions workshop

Wednesday, Aug. 24—RUTLAND—BROC-Community Action in Southwestern Vermont’s Economic & Workforce Development Program is presenting a free financial literacy workshop on Wednesday, Aug. 24, at the BROC office in Rutland at 45 Union Street. This is open to anyone who wants to find out how to…

News Briefs
April 27, 2016

News Briefs: Rutland Region

By Lani Duke


Computerizing public works data

Rutland City has spent some $11 million in the past ten years in combined sewer overflow (CSO) projects, Public Works Commissioner Jeff Wennberg told the City Public Works Committee April 5. The most recent project was…

Arts, Dining & Entertainment
December 15, 2015

BROC helps turn a hobby into a business

Thursday, Dec. 10 at 9 a.m. — RUTLAND — Do you have a small business, have thoughts about a business idea, or are looking for information to make that decision? BROC has a workshop in mind. Join the free, fun, educational workshop on Thursday, Dec. 10 and…