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Rutland hopes to improve area around Amtrak station

Oct. 18, 2021 07:18 AM EDT

RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — Officials in Rutland are hoping to be able to improve the area around the city’s Amtrak train station not far from the city's downtown. Rutland Alderman Devon Neary, who works for the Rutland Regional Planning Committee, said the commission hopes...

Crews remove historic Vermont dam that threatened to fail

Oct. 12, 2021 12:24 PM EDT

RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — A dam built at the end of the 18th century has been fully removed after it was abandoned and contributed to flooding that threatened nearby homes in central Vermont. The removal of the Dunklee Pond dam started in 2019 and was completed in the past...

Redeveloper of closed college campus seeking state grants

Oct. 09, 2021 09:15 AM EDT

RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — A company that hopes to redevelop the property of the closed College of St. Joseph in Rutland is looking for state money to help with the project. Heartland Development plans to convert the defunct college into a senior-living facility. The company...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Oct. 01, 2021 14:02 PM EDT

Boston Globe. October 1, 2021. Editorial: Diverse public boards are better public boards Massachusetts has to get its own house in order before it starts tinkering with corporate boards. Women may “hold up half the sky,” as...

Rutland High School's new mascot to remain the Ravens

Sep. 29, 2021 16:54 PM EDT

RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — Rutland High School's new school mascot name will remain the Ravens. The Rutland City School Board of Commissioners voted Tuesday night to create a committee to come up with a timeline for implementing the new sports team’s name and mascot that was...

Vermont's chief trial judge to retire, replacement named

Sep. 19, 2021 11:22 AM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The chief of Vermont’s trial courts is retiring after 17 years as a judge, including seven as chief superior judge, the state Supreme Court has announced. Chief Judge Brian Grearson will retire Nov. 1. “Vermont’s...

Saturday's Scores

Sep. 11, 2021 17:39 PM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Fairfax/Lamoille Co-op 41, Missisquoi Valley Union 14 Mount Mansfield Union 34, Spaulding 15 Otter Valley Union 40, Poultney 0 Rice Memorial 32, Mount Abraham Union 0 ...

Vermont man pleads no contest in 2017 death of girlfriend

Sep. 10, 2021 12:04 PM EDT

RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — A 62-year-old Vermont man has pleaded no contest to second-degree murder in the 2017 strangulation death of his girlfriend in their Rutland home. The Thursday plea by Randal S. Johnson was part of an agreement under which he would be sentenced to...

COVID relief funds to boost Vermont mental health services

Sep. 10, 2021 11:14 AM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The state of Vermont is going to be using $4.6 million in federal COVID-19 relief funds to help improve mental health services in the state, officials said Friday. The Department of Mental Health will use the federal funds to help local mental...

Officer in fatal shooting says he thought suspect had weapon

Sep. 09, 2021 15:06 PM EDT

RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — A Rutland City Police officer who fatally shot a man inside a McDonald's restaurant after a vehicle chase last month said the man ran toward him holding what the officer thought was a weapon, Vermont State Police said Thursday. The object turned out...