Tag Archives: Jeff Wennberg

Local News
August 15, 2018

City ash trees to come down

By Katy Savage

RUTLAND—Back in the mid-1900s, when Dutch Elm Disease wiped out about 77 million elm trees, Vermont towns started replacing the canopy-like trees that lined streets and public parks with something similar—ash trees.

Now, towns are contemplating how to cut down ash trees…

News Briefs
June 8, 2016

News Briefs: Rutland Region, June 1 2016

By Lani Duke

New student member elected to school board

RUTLAND TOWN—Rutland High sophomore Connor Solimano joins the Rutland City School Board as its junior student representative. The 15-year-old from Rutland Town won his school board seat running against fellow sophomores Krisha Sachdev and Abigail…

News Briefs
March 23, 2016

News Briefs from the Rutland Region

Rutland City

Two steps forward, one step back

Although the city seemingly gains fiscal ground with every audit, two gargantuan obstacles continue to lie in the path of solvency. Both the city pension fund and the downtown parking garage-transit center are…

News Briefs
February 2, 2016

News Briefs: Rutland Region

By Lani Duke

Rutland City

Combination Pond makes the ballot

City voters will consider a non-binding ballot item on the future of Combination Pond and associated waterways. Alderman Gary Donahue cast the only vote against putting the pond on the March ballot during the Board…

News Briefs
January 5, 2016

News Briefs: Rutland Region

By Lani Duke

Pool approved for March ballot

Rutland’s Aldermen voted unanimously to place a $2.5 million bond to replace the pool in White Park on the March Town Meeting ballot. Voters for a number of years—and ballots—have repeatedly turned down a multi-function recreation center…

News Briefs
December 22, 2015

News Briefs: Rutland Region

By Lani Duke

Pool approved for March ballot

Rutland’s Aldermen voted unanimously to place a $2.5 million bond to replace the pool in White Park on the March Town Meeting ballot. Voters for a number of years—and ballots—have repeatedly turned down a multi-function recreation center…

News Briefs
November 30, 2015

News Briefs: Lakes Region

By Lani Duke

Hundreds hired for the holidays

The week after Thanksgiving and the remainder leading up to Christmas are the busiest time of year for the Vermont Country Store in Clarendon. To fill all those holiday orders the store hires more than 500 additional employees,…

News Briefs
October 30, 2015

News Briefs: Rutland Region

By Lani Duke

NECAP test scores tied to poverty levels

Rutland High students came in barely above statewide averages on last May’s NECAP tests: 36 percent demonstrated science proficiency. Otter Valley U.H.S. students ranked considerably lower, with only 15 percent of 11th-graders showing proficiency in…

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 8, 2015

News Briefs: Rutland Region

By Lani Duke

Infrastructure failure continues to perplex

Underground drinking water lines must be replaced this year, says Rutland City public works commissioner Jeff Wennberg. There are more than 100 miles of them, the oldest laid down before Abraham Lincoln was elected but still supplying…