Alan J. Keays

Alan J. Keays

Alan J. Keays is the former news editor of the Rutland Herald. He is reporting on EB-5 for VTDigger.


Twitter: @ajkvt

    Prosecutor: Man twice has not reported deaths on his property

    “The defendant’s residence can fairly be said to be a place where people go and they die,” the prosecutor said of Wayne Oddo. He hasn’t been charged in either death.

    Killington frontrunner for FIS World Cup event

    A final decision on whether Killington Ski Resort will be selected as the site for World Cup ski races in November is not expected until later this spring.

    Former Rutland mayor handily outraised opponents in failed re-election bid

    Campaign finance filings with the Vermont Secretary of State show that Louras raised a total of $24,872, compared with $5,835 for David Allaire, a longtime city alderman, and $5,550 for Michael Coppinger, the executive director of the Downtown Rutland Partnership.

    Ex-nightclub owner’s lawsuit accuses Rutland police of bias

    The suit alleges that officers drove away business by targeting the club’s African-American patrons as suspected drug dealers. The police chief says that wasn’t the case.

    Panel to determine ex-judge’s sanction over estate dealings

    The unprofessional conduct allegations against Paul Kane do not stem from a case he was presiding over, but rather his dealings with a woman’s estate as a private citizen.

    New mayor returns familiar faces to Rutland City Hall

    The leadership team under new Rutland City Mayor David Allaire is taking shape. “It’s time for a reset, a new beginning,” Allaire said Monday night at the first meeting of the city’s Board of Aldermen since his election over incumbent Mayor Christopher Louras on Town Meeting Day. The new mayor said hIs first task since […]

    Sanders sees ‘revolution’ in energy

    Sanders toured Green Mountain Power’s Solar City operation. The utility can now store solar energy through state-of-the-art control systems that enable the utility to tap power at times of high demand.

    Sanders rails against Trump, GOP in Springfield

    Many Trump supporters, according to Sanders, are working class people who don’t believe in tax breaks for billionaires, or support cuts to Social Security, Medicaid or Medicare.

    UPDATED: Man allegedly kept body of missing woman in shed

    Alexandra Rooker, 26, of Fair Haven, was reported missing March 8. Authorities say a Poultney man had her body on his property for about a week.

    Coppinger to leave downtown Rutland post

    RUTLAND — Michael Coppinger is stepping down next month from his post as chief marketer for the city. Coppinger, the executive director of the Downtown Rutland Partnership for the past 10 years, said he formally submitted his resignation Tuesday at a meeting of the organization’s board of directors. “Ten years is a long time to […]

    New Mayor Allaire takes reins in Rutland

    “We’re going to move forward. We’re going to do it together,” said the new mayor, who has some appointments to make for key city roles. He wouldn’t say whom he has chosen.

    Mount Tabor murder suspect on 911 call: ‘My husband fell with his gun’

    Prosecutors say forensic evidence shows there is no way David Shores could have shot himself based on the location of his wound and the trajectory of the bullet.

    In renewed push to move trial, Fell’s lawyers want Burlington

    They say the results of questionnaires filled out by potential jurors show that the Rutland area skews too much toward the death penalty.

    Farm to fundraising: Family fights to keep dairy operation

    After hanging on through four years of bankruptcy proceedings and the loss of the family patriarch, the operators of a tiny Ira farm aren’t ready to give up yet. But their options are dwindling.