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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

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

The Vermont Eagle

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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. more

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

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Vermont Watchdog

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. more

The Vermont Eagle

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. more

The Vermont Eagle

Our Champlain Valley Friends of Refugees organization has since May 2016 shared friendships and programming with refugees in the Burlington, Vermont area. more

Letters to the Editor

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

The Sun

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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. 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 more

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RUTLAND — Rutland Board of Alderman President William Notte has reported that the City of Rutland’s plans to welcome 100 Syrian Civil War refugees in the community are on hold. more

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

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

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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. more

The Vermont Eagle

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. more

Letters to the Editor

As a practicing physician I am obligated to discuss risk versus benefit for any course of medical treatment. 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. more

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In just a few months, the first Syrian refugees may begin to arrive in Rutland, and as they settle in they will be far removed from the culture and places they have known as their home. more

Letters to the Editor

MONTPELIER — Data from the Vermont Department of Health show that more than one-third of refugees resettled in Vermont test positive for tuberculosis. more

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

The Sun

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