Adam Federman

Adam Federman

Adam Federman covers Rutland County for VTDigger. He is a former contributing editor of Earth Island Journal and the recipient of a Polk Grant for Investigative Reporting. He has written for The Guardian, The Nation, Columbia Journalism Review and other publications. His biography of British food writer Patience Gray is forthcoming from Chelsea Green in 2017.

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Twitter: @federman_adam

    Rutland area ready to move ahead with marketing effort

    Business promoters have chosen a Brattleboro-based digital marketing agency to lead the initiative as the city sees its population continue to drop.

    Mayor Louras faces three challengers to win sixth term

    David Allaire, who lost to Mayor Louras twice, along with Michael Coppinger and Kam Johnston, are seeking to win the mayor’s office.

    Refugee resettlement issue draws big field to run in Rutland

    Controversy over the program inspired several to run. Seventeen candidates are vying for six seats at March Town Meeting.

    Deportations sow worry among farmers, immigrant workers

    Recent enforcement actions underscore the vulnerability of the industry and many of its laborers. “To say people are nervous is an understatement,” says a consultant.

    Fell defense seeks further death penalty appeal, more time

    If the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals agrees to review either of the lower court decisions, it could delay Fell’s retrial, which is scheduled to begin in late March.

    Education leaders reassure students in wake of Trump orders

    The education secretary blasted the president’s actions and declared Vermont’s moral commitment to making all students feel welcome.

    Court reversal means refugee resettlement will resume in Vermont

    The Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program is expecting 13 Bhutanese refugees to arrive in Vermont today.

    E-cigarette seller faces $50,000 fine over marketing

    An industry group says the attorney general’s action may be a first when it comes to enforcing prohibitions on smoking cessation claims. The store owner denies all the allegations.

    Fentanyl dealer gets four years in prison

    RUTLAND — A local man with a previous cocaine-dealing conviction has been sentenced to four years in prison for distributing the synthetic opioid fentanyl. When he was arrested in May, Donald Perkins, 29, was on federal supervised release for a previous conviction of conspiracy to distribute cocaine. He served five years for that offense. Last […]

    More refugees to resettle in Vermont under court reversal of Trump ban

    If the Seattle judge’s order is upheld by the 9th circuit court of appeals, it is possible that Syrian refugee resettlement in Rutland will continue.

    Judge denies Fell appeal

    The defense could argue that their client is entitled to a new trial because the jury selection process was unfair.

    Police: Rutland drug sweep highlights in-state roots of crisis

    The opiate crisis isn’t primarily driven by out-of-state dealers but by Vermonters’ demand for drugs and eagerness to sell them to each other, police suggest.

    Convicted rapist loses bid for home detention until sentencing

    At age 70, Rein Kolts faces what the judge said was tantamount to a life sentence for sexually assaulting a child. “He has nothing to lose” by skipping bail, the prosecuting attorney argued.

    Rutland fire budget impasse ends, but discord continues

    The Board of Aldermen adopted a budget that includes money for the department, while seeking to express support for firefighters and “disdain for the budget as presented” by the mayor.