Tag Archives: Syrian Refugees

July 21, 2016

Reckless, authoritarian act

Dear Editor,

The primary responsibility of elected officials is to the citizens. When Rutland’s Mayor Chris Louras single-handedly devised a plan with respect to bringing Syrian refugees to the Rutland area, he failed to consider the citizens he represents.

Vermonters are generous and welcoming. They…

June 15, 2016

Welcoming our Syrian neighbors

By Lawrence G. Jensen

In just a few months, the first Syrian refugees may begin to arrive in Rutland, and as they settle in they will be far removed from the culture and places they have known as their home. Good neighbors and strong communities…

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…