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RUTLAND | New England radio talk show host Hal Shurtleff, founder of Camp Constitution in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, visited Rutland on Feb. 12 to sound the alarm about Vermont’s threatened private-property rights. Read more

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PULASKI, N.Y. | A team of hardcore Rutland-area anglers, including Don Chioffi, Nick Montello and Ron Larock, spent a day fishing on the Salmon River in Pulaski, N.Y., last week. Read more

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



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MIDDLEBURY | Conclusion: The Immigration and Nationality Act 287(a)(3) permits authorities to act without a warrant “within a reasonable distance from any external boundary of the United States” and... Read more

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RUTLAND | At the American Legion Baseball Team Awards Banquet last week, held at the Rutland Legion Hall, Legion members and baseball fans recognized this year’s outstanding Legion Post 31 players. Read more

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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 — 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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MONTPELIER — What was originally expected to be a routine veto session last week turned into a political standoff at the Statehouse and the outcome could have consequences for the upcoming election. Read more

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