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MIDDLEBURY | The city of Rutland’s former mayor, Christopher Louras, has been appointed by Gov. Phil Scott to head up a statewide committee on clean water. Read more

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Rutland, Vermont, is often on the short end when it comes to news coverage. Read more

Editorials

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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. Read more

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RUTLAND — A former state legislator and city alderman president, Rutland Mayor David Allaire is a fiscally-minded Republican who seeks to jump start the Rutland County shire town of 16,500. Read more

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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. Read more

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RUTLAND — Mike Coppinger has a ready answer for why he could unseat Rutland Mayor Chris Louras on Town Meeting Day — he alone has a viable plan for the city. Read more

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RUTLAND — “I want to bring trust, respect and transparency back to the mayor’s office,” Rutland mayoral candidate David Allaire said during an interview for Watchdog’s series on the mayor’s race. Read more

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RUTLAND — Students and faculty at Stafford Technical Center will join others across the nation during the month of February to celebrate national Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month®. Read more

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

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RUTLAND — Approval of a secret plan to make Rutland a refugee resettlement center has divided the community and left many unanswered questions about security and financial risks for the city. Read more

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As he navigates the storm over a controversial program on his home turf, Chris Louras offers local leaders some tips from the trenches Read more

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Building dynamic local economies requires a complex formula, say speakers at Adirondack North Country Association Read more

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RUTLAND — After months of withholding information about a refugee plan he devised in secret, Rutland Mayor Christopher Louras (D) last week tried to pressure the Board of Aldermen to release a report believed to support his action on resettlement. Read more

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RUTLAND — It’s a big deal when a founding father and official of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security chooses Rutland for a major speaking engagement. Read more

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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. Read more

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RUTLAND — Members of the Board of Aldermen say they haven’t seen the city’s refugee resettlement application despite a claim by the mayor that the document’s availability proves he’s being transparent on the issue. Read more

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Topic: Refugee relocation program for the City of Rutland proposed by Mayor Louras and the Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program, developed in secret between January and April 2016. Read more

Letters to the Editor

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BURLINGTON — Epidemiologists at the Vermont Department of Health are concealing the number of refugees with contagious active tuberculosis disease. Read more

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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. Read more

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