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Local News
January 18, 2017

Rutland Fire Chief seeks budget breakthrough

By Adam Federman, VTDigger

RUTLAND — Fire Chief Michael Jones had another shot to convince rank and file firefighters that a proposed restructuring of the department will not lead to the reduction of active duty staff. Jones met with the union’s executive board Friday, Jan. 13,…

Clergy take to pulpits to decry religious and racial hate
Featured
January 11, 2017

Clergy take to pulpits to decry religious and racial hate

By Kevin O’Connor, VTDigger

Churches, synagogues and mosques usually focus on love. But recently, many are fending off hate. “Some people are using the current political climate to justify anti-Semitic or Islamophobic beliefs or degrade human beings,” Vermont Episcopal Bishop Thomas Ely said. “That’s not…

Local News
January 11, 2017

1,200 attend Gov. Phil Scott inaugural gala

By Anne Galloway, VTDigger

Organizers say Gov. Phil Scott’s inaugural gala was the largest in the state’s history. More than 1,200 people attended the event. Scott, the newly sworn in Republican governor, celebrated his inauguration at a helicopter hangar at the Vermont Air Guard complex…

Op - Ed
January 4, 2017

Fake news, is it for real?

By Jon Morgolis, VTDigger

Fake news has not come to Vermont. Not that some Vermonters don’t consider a report in the newspaper or on TV here and there to have been inaccurate or biased. But that’s not what fake news is. Fake news is a…

News Briefs
January 4, 2017

Rutland drug kingpin convicted

By Adam Federman, VTDigger

The kingpin of a major cocaine and heroin distribution ring in the Rutland area was convicted by a federal jury Friday, Dec. 23. Joell Joyce, or “Prince,” a 27-year-old African American from Brooklyn, was found guilty on charges of conspiracy to…

Holocaust hero Marion Pritchard remembered in Vermont
News Briefs
January 4, 2017

Holocaust hero Marion Pritchard remembered in Vermont

By Kevin O’Connor, VTDigger

When Gov. Madeleine Kunin learned of the recent death of 96-year-old friend Marion Pritchard, she recalled their meeting at Vermont’s first Holocaust memorial ceremony in 1987 — and their separate yet shared World War II experiences nearly a half-century before. Kunin,…