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State investigates 1 million gallon sewage spill in Rutland
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August 31, 2017

State investigates 1 million gallon sewage spill in Rutland

Photo By Adam Federman, VTDigger Jeff Wennberg, Rutland public works commissioner By Alan J. Keays, VTDigger

RUTLAND – The state is investigating a nearly 1 million gallon overflow of untreated sewage into East and Otter creeks earlier this month in Rutland City, according city Public Works…

Local News
August 9, 2017

Rutland hears complaints of fowl in the city

By Alan J. Keays, VTDigger

RUTLAND — Jeffrey Fredette told city officials last week he shouldn’t have to wake up at the crack of dawn to the crowing of his neighbor’s roosters every morning.

“We do pay a pretty healthy amount of taxes to live where…

Rutland Area Farm and Food Link faces funding gap
Local News
July 26, 2017

Rutland Area Farm and Food Link faces funding gap

By Alan J. Keays, VTDigger

RUTLAND — Rutland Area Farm and Food Link, a nonprofit organization that works to promote local agriculture and educate the public on its value is said to be in limbo.

Rutland Area Farm and Food Link’s last executive director departed…

Rutland Herald to move out of Wales Street building downtown
Local News
July 26, 2017

Rutland Herald to move out of Wales Street building downtown

By Alan J. Keays, VTDigger

RUTLAND — The Rutland Herald offices are getting ready to leave their longtime home on Wales Street in downtown Rutland.

The newspaper, operating under the corporate name Vermont Community Media, reached an agreement to move in November into a building…

Local News
July 26, 2017

Rutland property tax rate dropping slightly

By Alan J. Keays, VTDigger

RUTLAND — The Board of Aldermen made a move that turned a small tax increase into a slight decrease.

The board voted unanimously Tuesday night, July 18, to reduce the amount of money the city sets aside for working capital…

State News
July 26, 2017

Lawmakers consider cuts after $28.8 million revenue downgrade

By Anne Galloway and Erin Mansfield, VTDigger

Economists told lawmakers on Friday, July 21, that revenue for the state’s base operating budget will come in $28.8 million lower than expected this fiscal year.

Tom Kavet, the economist for the Vermont Legislature, and Jeffrey Carr, the…

Gobeille calls the opioid crisis “ubiquitous”
Local News
July 19, 2017

Gobeille calls the opioid crisis “ubiquitous”

By Alan Keays, VTDigger

The head of Vermont’s largest agency was speaking Thursday, July 13, in Rutland when a little girl darted in front of him.

“Can I get a high-five?” Al Gobeille, secretary of the Agency of Human Services, asked the toddler.

She kept…

State News
July 19, 2017

Settlement over $650,000 site cleanup falls through

By Alan Keays/VTDigger

An attorney for the state says a Rutland businessman hasn’t lived up to a pledge to provide needed documents to finalize a settlement over the $650,000 environmental cleanup of his property.

Assistant Attorney General Justin Kolber has now asked Judge Helen Toor…