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Welch tours Rutland County ahead of election
Featured
August 8, 2018

Welch tours Rutland County ahead of election

By Curt Peterson

RUTLAND—Congressman Peter Welch began his July 30 campaign tour in Rutland County with a visit to the newly renovated Emergency Services Facility at Rutland Regional Medical Center.

Welch is Vermont’s only representative in the United States Congress, and he is up for…

Gleaning veggies benefits locals in need
Featured
June 20, 2018

Gleaning veggies benefits locals in need

Home gardens and local farm fields are beginning to fill up with fresh produce as the growing season gets underway. And with it, the Vermont Foodbank’s gleaning teams are taking to the fields to harvest surplus fresh food for people struggling to afford it.

The…

Local News
June 6, 2018

Act 46 plan recommends 18 school district mergers

By Stacey Peters and Colin Meyn, VTDigger

The education secretary released a long-awaited — and for many anxiety-inducing — report Friday, June 1, recommending which school districts should merge.

Acting Education Secretary Heather Bouchey recommended 18 consolidations, under a mandate written into the school district…

Local News
May 9, 2018

Kitchens ready for community use

RUTLAND – Now that spring has sprung, the gardening and gleaning seasons are right around the corner. As Vermonters in Rutland County consider donating extra vegetables to local food shelves, they can now take advantage of new Community Kitchen locations to lightly process excess fruits…

Mosquito spraying raises health concerns in Rutland County lakes district
Local News
April 4, 2018

Mosquito spraying raises health concerns in Rutland County lakes district

By Mike Polhamus, VTDigger

Residents’ worries over pesticide use by a mosquito-control district in Rutland County have Vermont Law School clinicians asking the state to hold off on issuing a permit allowing application of chemicals that kill adult mosquitoes.

Some residents who live within the Brandon-Leicester-Salisbury-Goshen-Pittsford…

Local News
March 28, 2018

United Way praises community for $640,000 “windfall”

RUTLAND—At the end of February, the United Way of Rutland County concluded its 2017-2018 campaign. This was the organization’s 75th year of supporting the Rutland County community.

Caprice Hover, executive director of the United Way of Rutland County, explained the successful effort in a news…

Local News
January 24, 2018

Legislators give updates on bills

By Evan Johnson

Local business and community leaders came out early Monday morning for a legislative breakfast that featured updates and discussion on bills progressing through the state legislature in Montpelier. Rep. Butch Shaw (R – Rutland 6) said recent bills concerning paid family leave,…

Local News
December 21, 2017

Drug sweep nets a dozen arrests

By Alan Keays, VTDigger

A dozen people are facing a host of drug-related charges following a two-county police investigation that spanned four months.

The Southern Vermont Drug Task Force announced Friday the arrests of the suspects stemming from investigations in Rutland and Bennington counties. Police…