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News Briefs
June 1, 2016

News Briefs: Rutland Region, June 1

By Lani Duke

Irish contributions to Vermont recognized

RUTLAND COUNTY—Events in Rutland City, Rutland Town, and West Rutland the weekend of May 20-22 celebrated the role of people from Ireland in shaping Vermont’s history. The event, under the title of Vermont’s Irish Rebels, commemorated the…

News Briefs
May 27, 2016

News Briefs: Rutland Region May 26

Neighbors helping neighbors

RUTLAND CITY—Major thank yous are due to Alderman Dave Allaire and his wife Audrey for stepping up to aid Bardwell House residents evacuated as a result of the May 7 fire. The couple spent the day keeping company with Bardwell residents, helping…

News Briefs
May 11, 2016

News Briefs: Rutland Region

By Lani Duke

RUTLAND CITY

Loyalty Day parade postponed

Officials are attempting to reschedule the community’s 53rd Loyalty Day parade, initially scheduled for Sunday, May 1. More than 1,000 individuals and 130 vehicles in 85 “units” were signed up to walk and roll through downtown…

Local News
March 17, 2016

Vermont Butcher Shop plans to open Rutland location

RUTLAND – The Vermont Butcher Shop, the leading proprietor of  “honest” meats and victuals from the Green Mountain State and surrounding area, will soon provide the newest ingredient in Rutland’s ongoing revitalization.

Nick DeLauri, co-owner as well as native son of Rutland, said The Vermont…

Local News
March 2, 2016

Castleton University to house students in downtown Rutland

RUTLAND–Already with a strong presence in the Opera House in the heart of downtown Rutland, Castleton University is planning a two-floor, efficient living space nearby that could become a model for others. In collaboration with Mark Foley, Jr., Castleton and Green Mountain Power will…

News Briefs
October 22, 2015

News Briefs: Rutland Region

By Lani Duke

Downtown economic picture is encouraging

Foot traffic is up in downtown Rutland, according to the Rutland Regional Planning Commission, 73 percent higher during a week in November 2014 than it had been two years before — 8,765 compared to 5,052. Other numbers…

News Briefs
October 16, 2015

News Briefs: Rutland Region

By Lani Duke

Louras nixes “wet” shelter downtown

The aldermen concurred with mayor Chris Louras in objecting to the installation of a “wet” shelter downtown. BROC-Community Action in Southwest Vermont had proposed opening a “low-barrier” shelter in that crucial corner of the city’s core at…

News Briefs
September 24, 2015

News Briefs: Rutland Region

Rutland Free skills training offered

The Rutland campus of the Community College of Vermont is one of five centers offering free job training workshops and courses. Beginning in October, they will offer courses leading to industry-recognized certification in high-demand, high-wage sectors, with a focus on…

  • Rutland deemed Solar Capital of NE
  • Rutland deemed Solar Capital of NE
  • Rutland deemed Solar Capital of NE
  • Rutland deemed Solar Capital of NE
  • Rutland deemed Solar Capital of NE
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September 21, 2015

Rutland deemed Solar Capital of NE

Congressman Peter Welch, Governor Peter Shumlin, Rutland Mayor Chris Louras, Green Mountain Power CEO Mary Powell, Raw Honey and Fruition Owner Rebecca Bounadonna, and homeowner Karen Correll spoke at a press conference Tuesday morning after Rutland was deemed the Solar Generation Capital of…