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New Mayor Allaire takes reins in Rutland
Local News
March 22, 2017

New Mayor Allaire takes reins in Rutland

By Alan J. Keays, VTDigger

RUTLAND — Moments after his swearing-in as mayor, a steady stream of well-wishers walked past David Allaire’s new City Hall office on their way to a refreshment table. Allaire, 61, a 19-year member of the Board of Aldermen, said Wednesday…

Local News
March 22, 2017

New property tax formula would shield lower-spending districts

By Tiffany Danitz Pache, VTDigger

A House Education Committee has approved a bill that revamps the statewide property tax formula for education. The formula is based on a per pupil calculation. School districts that spend above a threshold would pay a higher tax rate; those…

Historical Society Maple Festival blends old and new

Historical Society Maple Festival blends old and new

Sunday, March 19, 1 p.m.–MIDDLETOWN SPRINGS—Remarkable silent auction offers, local artists and craftspersons, merchants and professionals highlight the 29th annual Maple Festival of the Middletown Springs Historical Society Sunday, March 19, 1-4 p.m.

The event will feature a demo of early maple sugar making in…

Beginning to connect the dots of the new regime
Column
March 8, 2017

Beginning to connect the dots of the new regime

By Marguerite Jill Dye

Capitalism, social democracy, free society, our Constitution. Immigration, cheap labor, scapegoats, enemy. I’m beginning to connect the dots and decipher the meaning of what’s happening in spite of the daily chaos and diversionary tactics of the new regime. This isn’t your everyday connect-the-dots…

Allaire defeats Louras, becomes new city mayor
Local News
March 8, 2017

Allaire defeats Louras, becomes new city mayor

By Evan Johnson RUTLAND CITY—The third third time was the charm for David Allaire. The 19-year veteran of the Rutland City Board of Aldermen successfully unseated sitting Mayor Chris Louras by a wide margin. Initial results on Tuesday evening showed Allaire taking 2,196 votes to…

Rutland readies for new sculpture
News Briefs
March 1, 2017

Rutland readies for new sculpture

With an eye toward attracting visitors and celebrating the Rutland region’s history and the 30th anniversary of the Carving Studio & Sculpture Center (CSSC), a major new downtown Rutland sculpture has been commissioned.

MKF Properties and Green Mountain Power commissioned the roughly 10-ton sculpture as…

News Briefs
March 1, 2017

Rutland food shelf gets new branch manager

RUTLAND—The Vermont Foodbank announced the promotion of Genna Williams to the position of branch manager for its Rutland distribution center. Williams spent the past year and a half as the Vermont Foodbank’s southern region gleaning coordinator, leading teams of volunteers to harvest fresh produce from…

Local News
February 1, 2017

Fire department moves forward on new trucks, fire station

By Evan Johnson

KILLINGTON—At the Killington Select Board meeting Tuesday, Jan. 24, the Killington Volunteer Fire Department updated the town on new fire trucks and the opportunity for a new fire station on Killington Road (known locally as the Access Road). Chief Gary Roth said…

Local News
January 25, 2017

New Rutland opioid treatment center opens

RUTLAND—Bradford Psychiatric Associates (BPA) has assumed management of the former Green Mountain Family Medicine Clinic in Rutland and White River Junction. The office-based outpatient treatment clinics provide medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for patients seeking recovery from opioid use disorder. Between its Rutland and White River Junction…

News Briefs
January 11, 2017

CCV to launch certified bookkeeping credential

New program debuts Jan. 23 in Rutland RUTLAND—This spring, Community College of Vermont (CCV) will expand workforce opportunities with its new Certified Public Bookkeeper (CPB) program, which provides a nationally-recognized credential in the field of accounting, according to a Jan. 6 news release. The CPB…