Local News

Rutland recycles houses, too

By Julia Purdy Editor’s note: This story follows up on “Rescuing Rutland neighborhoods, one house at a time,” dated April 12, 2018. Around 2017, the city of Rutland launched an innovative plan to convert vacant or blighted city-owned properties to […]

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Letter, Opinion

Beware of scammers

Dear editor, Scammers are getting even more imaginative in their attempts to separate you from your money. One technique they use – successfully – is to pretend they are a legitimate business or service soliciting information from you so you […]

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Commentary, Opinion

‘Buddy can you spare a dime?’

By Julia Purdy Under a fuzzy gray sky that promises snow They stand like lone sentinels At the traffic lights Dark figures, straight-backed, lean, Once strong, capable bodies Muffled up in layers of old clothes, hoodies under jackets worn thin. […]

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Featured, Local News

Amtrak returns to Rutland

By Julia Purdy At 10:45 a.m., Sunday, June 27, a silver-blue-and-red Amtrak train rolled into Rutland with celebratory blasts of the train horn. The Ethan Allen line is preparing to get back in business starting July 19. Several training runs […]

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Letter, Opinion

Cancel culture is unsustainable

Dear Editor, “A rose by any other name would smell the same,” wrote William Shakespeare. Not so apparently, in the Raider vs. Raven standoff here in Rutland. The cancel culture has reached Rutland in the form of challenging the racist […]

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