The town has hired the state’s top diversity training coach in an effort to change police department culture, but some still say leaders need to step down.
After a hearing Wednesday following continued noise complaints, a Bennington judge issued Camp Southern Vermont a purgeable fine of $1,600 but allowed it to stay open.
The storm was expected to arrive late Tuesday afternoon and exit the state around midnight.
Within the last four months, the Rutland Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Corp. have decided to streamline processes in a way they say will benefit the public.
A complicated chain of events has resulted in the resignations of four Vergennes officials, leaving the remaining City Council members without a quorum.
Town officials hoped a recent resolution would end its conflict with Camp Southern Vermont LLC, but noise over the weekend has pushed the conflict into court.
The action follows the raising of the Black Lives Matter flag and issuing of statements acknowledging systemic racism in the medical field.
A Mill River Union High School student’s proposal to raise the Black Lives Matter flag sparked debate within the community.
The town hopes noise complaints will be resolved following the camp director’s decision to move gatherings from a tent into the college’s gymnasium.
Police heard 14 complaints from Bennington residents 48 hours after a summer camp was served with a restraining order that restricted campus noise.
Rep. Peter Welch visited a sewer separation project Thursday to highlight the kind of infrastructure that could see funding through the federal Moving Forward Act.
Vermont’s Department of Health is likely to approve a permit that would switch the Rutland camp’s designation to a summer camp, requiring no further action from the camp or the Holiday Inn.
In response to a VTDigger records request, the Postal Service’s Office of Inspector General confirmed it had received a complaint that called the messages ‘racist, sexist and generally inappropriate.’
Rutland Mayor David Allaire will undergo surgery this month to treat esophageal cancer. Board of Alderman president Matthew Whitcomb will serve as acting mayor.