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Study to crunch numbers on downtown Rutland hotel feasibility
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December 14, 2016

Study to crunch numbers on downtown Rutland hotel feasibility

By Adam Federman, VTDigger

RUTLAND — A $30,000 grant will help explore the feasibility of building a 128-room hotel, conference center and pedestrian shopping plaza along the Evelyn Street corridor in downtown Rutland. The Rutland Redevelopment Authority will use the money from the Vermont Community…

Rutland teachers criticize response to injuries from students
Local News
December 14, 2016

Rutland teachers criticize response to injuries from students

By Adam Federman, VTDigger.org

RUTLAND — The Rutland teachers’ union says school administrators retaliated against employees and discouraged union activity after failing to adequately address numerous incidents of “student-on-staff violence.” A complaint filed Wednesday, Dec. 7, with the state’s Labor Relations Board alleges that Rutland…

State News
December 14, 2016

Study recommends state move toward universal early child care

By Tiffany Danitz Pache, VTDigger

Vermont spends about $130 million on early education and pre-K each year, but it’s not enough, according to a Blue Ribbon Commission tasked with studying how to create and pay for quality care and schooling for children from birth to…

State News
December 14, 2016

Scott’s shares plan for working with president-elect Trump

By Jasper Craven, VTDigger.org

In his first news conference in more than a month, Republican Gov.-elect Phil Scott shared updates Monday, Dec. 12, on his budgeting and hiring process, tiptoed around any talk of the recent controversial pronouncements and political appointments by Donald Trump, and…

Judge in upcoming Fell trial lets death penalty stand
News Briefs
December 14, 2016

Judge in upcoming Fell trial lets death penalty stand

By Adam Federman, VTDigger.org

RUTLAND — In a highly anticipated ruling, U.S. District Judge Geoffrey Crawford has denied a motion by Donald Fell’s defense seeking to declare the Federal Death Penalty Act unconstitutional as cruel and unusual punishment. The 57-page decision issued Tuesday, Dec. 13,…

Local News
November 9, 2016

Rutland Mayor lays budget increase at board’s feet

By Adam Federman, VTDigger.org RUTLAND — The onus is on the Board of Aldermen to cut municipal spending in order to avoid a tax rate increase, Mayor Chris Louras told the Board in a letter Tuesday, Nov. 1, accompanying his fiscal 2018 budget proposal. The…