Tag Archives: By Julia Purdy

Local News
January 30, 2019

City removal of selected ash trees moves ahead

By Julia Purdy

RUTLAND— Last fall Rutland neighborhood streets glowed with the golden foliage of ash trees, but since October, 75 streetside ash trees have been removed, Public Works Commissioner Jeff Wennberg told the Mountain Times Jan.23. That was the target number for 2018, with…

Local developers pioneer downtown living
Local News
January 23, 2019

Local developers pioneer downtown living

By Julia Purdy

RUTLAND—Sixty years ago Rutland’s downtown bustled with activity. Its tall, late 19th century office blocks hummed with offices, and businessmen, shoppers and salesmen thronged its sidewalks. Rutland’s downtown furnished daily needs from housewares to hardware, shoes to dry goods, cameras to clothing,…

Local News
April 18, 2018

Fuel tank law forces business decisions

By Julia Purdy

Motorists looking for a quick fill-up will have to drive a little farther in Rutland and Chittenden, as two well-patronized gas stations have closed their pumps in response to a state law, passed in 2013, requiring the replacement of all unlined, single-walled…