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BRISTOL | Laurie Stavrand, community coordinator of the USCRI/Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program, discussed what her organization does to help refugees transition to Vermont at the Lawrence Memorial Library, in Bristol, last week. more

Nov 19, 2017 9:00 AM The Vermont Eagle


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RUTLAND | Don Chioffi, a retired Vermont state legislator, educator and Vietnam veteran, has been named “Citizen Activist of the Year” by Washington, D.C.-based ACT! for America. more

Oct 23, 2017 2:00 PM The Vermont Eagle

RUTLAND — At Town Voting Day last week in Rutland, residents made their voices heard and voted David Allaire into office, bumping Chris Louras from the seat after ten years. more

Mar 13, 2017 2:00 PM The Vermont Eagle


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RUTLAND — The first Syrian refugee families have arrived in Rutland, one arriving Wednesday, and the second on Thursday. more

Jan 23, 2017 3:00 PM The Vermont Eagle

ESSEX — Outreach for refugees of global conflict entered 2017 with more action planned. more

Jan 13, 2017 10:00 AM The Sun

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RUTLAND — Rutland First members expressed deep concerns over the potential economic impact and secrecy of a proposal to bring 100 Syrian refugees a year to the city. more

Aug 31, 2016 1:24 PM The Vermont Eagle

RUTLAND — Will Notte is using his role as senior bookseller at Phoenix Books in Rutland to educate residents about Syria and its people, following Mayor Christopher Louras’ controversial proposal to let up to 100 Syrian refugees settle in the city. more

Aug 31, 2016 6:00 AM The Vermont Eagle

RUTLAND — A secret plan to make Rutland a permanent refugee resettlement community has divided residents and put the mayor’s political future in doubt. more

Aug 1, 2016 2:15 PM The Vermont Eagle


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ESSEX — The Adirondack Friends of Refugees, a local coalition of interested citizens, will host a public forum on May 22 at 2 p.m. the Essex Community Church. more

May 19, 2016 9:00 AM The Sun


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RUTLAND – The City of Rutland will accept 100 refugees fleeing the Syrian Civil War, in a move to support the White House’s controversial plan to settle the displaced people. more

Apr 26, 2016 9:32 AM The Vermont Eagle

Our cluster group, Friends of Refugees in the Champlain Valley, in association with the North Country Refugee Collaboration Project, was considerably encouraged with your support of our mission (“Taking in refugees will be good for the Adirondack Par more

Mar 23, 2016 7:00 AM Letters to the Editor

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