Tag Archives: refugees

Local News
September 12, 2018

Bernie rallies in Middlebury

By Marguerite Jill Dye

MIDDLEBURY—About 500 crowded onto the Middlebury Green to hear Senator Bernie Sanders and friends speak about labor issues, education, health and child care, discrimination, and the importance of the upcoming elections in Vermont and the nation.

The annual Labor Day Rally…

March 27, 2017

An Irish welcome for Middle Eastern refugees

Dear Editor, In light of the so-called travel ban being effective the day before St. Patrick’s Day, I offer a perspective on the executive order: “Céad míle fáilte,” Irish for “a hundred thousand welcomes.” Irish immigrants who left home in the 19th century to find…

Local News
August 10, 2016

Rutland Welcomes plans donation drive for refugees

RUTLAND—Rutland Welcomes, a group of citizens working to create a warm, safe, inviting atmosphere for potential refugees, recently announced that it will host a donation drive next Saturday, Aug. 20, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Rutland United Methodist Church. The organization is…

Altitude Sickness: Refugees
Altitude Sickness
June 30, 2016

Altitude Sickness: Refugees


Empathy, perspective and ethics: refugees and Rutland

Today I am going to leave my usual topics and briefly dive into a topic that is in the news here locally: Syrian refugees coming to Rutland.

I was surprised and pleased when Mayor Louras announced that…

News Briefs
May 6, 2016

News Briefs: Rutland Region

By Lani Duke


Refugees to arrive this year

Rutland will begin receiving as many as 100 refugees from Syria and Iraq starting in October and throughout the ensuing year. Mayor Christopher Louras announced that the city is working with the Vermont…