Judge won’t dismiss on-duty DUI case against former trooper

The decision sets up a second trial. “Dismissing the case after only one hung jury could have a very real impact on public confidence in the judicial system,” the judge wrote.

Obligations may eat up Rutland’s $1 million budget surplus

Treasurer Wendy Wilton cautioned that if the Board of Aldermen commits all the expected surplus for the next fiscal year, it will start the following fiscal year with no cushion.

Judge: Marijuana ‘sniff test’ enough for vehicle search

“Vermont’s decriminalization statute explicitly states that it leaves unchanged marijuana’s ability to furnish probable cause” for a search, the judge wrote. The driver was never charged.

Longtime Rutland attorney to admit filing false tax returns

John Canney III, whose practice specializes in bankruptcy law, has reached a plea agreement that says the tax loss is between $100,000 and $250,000.

Move to make Rutland charter gender-neutral spurs debate

“It’s silly. It’s a waste of time” when the city’s attorney is already busy, said one alderman.

Burke chamber lost tax-exempt status years ago

With the director having just resigned, others are working to file missing paperwork with the IRS and regain the status.

Rutland hospital apologizes for sharing patient email addresses

All 700 patients who received an emailed survey were mistakenly listed in the “To” field. It wasn’t immediately clear whether that violated confidentiality rules.

Judge refuses to delay sentencing in fatal Rutland hit-and-run

RUTLAND — The former municipal attorney who had his sentence in a fatal drunken hit-and-run case overturned by the state’s highest court last month has lost his bid to delay a new sentencing hearing. Judge Theresa DiMauro has scheduled Christopher Sullivan’s sentencing for June 29. A jury convicted him of drunken driving with death resulting […]

Rutland moves ahead on local sales tax discussion

The city is looking into adding 1 percentage point onto the state sales tax to pay for municipal pension liabilities.

Controversial dollar store on hold in Pittsford

The developer pulled the proposal in order to modify it after the Act 250 panel asked for more information about traffic safety. Some residents had fought the store based on aesthetics and traffic.

Kingdom Trails Association director departs abruptly

The Burke Area Chamber of Commerce also reportedly announced he had quit as its board president. The nonprofit KTA, which oversees a mountain biking mecca, has close ties to Burke Mountain Resort.

Auction block nearing for Milky Way Farm’s cows

The family operation in Ira has struggled with debt. “Until the day that the auctioneer arrives,” Mary Saceric-Clark said last week, “we’re going to continue to fight.”

Rutland awards $2 million pool contract, but not without objection

Officials hope to have the new city pools open in the summer of 2018.

State drug prevention leader looks to share Rutland model

“This is what we have to do — we have stand up in each community and commit to work together,” the governor’s director of drug prevention policy told members of Project Vision.