Alan J. Keays, Author at VTDigger

EB-5 investor: Raymond James $150M settlement ‘grossly inequitable’

While he is getting his money back, Xiong says that he, and other investors like him, will have no opportunity to get a green card.

Ex-Rutland mayor highlights ‘true faces’ of refugee resettlement

With the future of a program to resettle Syrians and Iraqis in Rutland uncertain, supporters gathered for a film and discussion on the travails refugees face.

Interim Rutland fire chief named; search on for permanent one

Mayor David Allaire has chosen Deputy Fire Chief Bill Lovett to lead the department until a permanent hire is made. The city paid the outgoing chief to leave before his contract ended.

Deal in works for state to recoup $650,000 on Rutland cleanup

The state cleaned up the property in 2014 after the owner failed to. Action needed to be taken, according to officials, to stop migration of a chemical toward a residential neighborhood.

UPDATED: Soucy named to Rutland County Senate seat

David Soucy is expected to be sworn into office this week and take part in the veto session set to begin Wednesday. Soucy said he would be supporting the governor’s veto of the state budget.

Former Rutland attorney in drunken fatal crash seeks to show his rehabilitation

The defense asked the court to reconsider limitations on Christopher Sullivan’s sentencing in light of evidence “that he has, in fact, accepted responsibility.”

Resorts ‘bounce back’ with 3.9 million skier visits, up 21 percent

Vermont ski resorts recovered this winter from a dismal 2015-16. The industry’s future is said to depend on individual resorts’ selling “magic.”

SEC filing: Quiros discloses $150,000 account in Colombia

The hunt for assets of Ariel Quiros continues in the investigation of alleged investor fraud involving Vermont properties. Recently the search has yielded some surprises.

Man gets ‘break’ on sentence for heading drug ring in Rutland

“I believe a long prison sentence isn’t the answer,” defendant Joell Joyce told a judge, adding that he’s ready to turn his life around. Joyce got less than half the sentence he could have.

Attorneys divvy up $25M from Raymond James settlement

The financial firm was accused of aiding in fraud in a series of development projects in the Northeast Kingdom. The lawyers say their cut of about 16.5 percent is less than the usual.

Rutland to pay fire chief more than $35,000 to leave early

That’s in addition to unused time off due him under his contract, which would have run until Nov. 1. He gets to keep his badges, helmet, boots and laptop.

Rutland landlord adds to holdings, plans ‘co-working’ space

Mark Foley Jr. is acquiring two properties that have been vacant for about a year. One of them is next to Green Mountain Power’s Energy Innovation Center.

UPDATED: Rutland fire chief, city reach ‘separation agreement’

The mayor and the fire chief had a strained relationship since Allaire took office in March.

Depoy, Soucy, Terenzini make the cut to fill vacant Senate seat

RUTLAND–The selection of the next state senator from Rutland County is now in the hands of Gov. Phil Scott. The county Republican Party held a caucus Thursday night to vet the three GOP candidates who hope to replace Sen. Kevin Mullin, R-Rutland, who resigned after he was appointed to lead the Green Mountain Care Board. […]