Rutland City Firefighters Endorse David Allaire for Mayor of Rutland

News Release — Rutland City Firefighters – International Association of Firefighters Local 2323 Feb. 20, 2017 Contact: Seth Bride [email protected] Rutland City Firefighters – International Association of Firefighters Local 2323 endorses David Allaire for Mayor of the City of Rutland Rutland, VT – On Wednesday February, 15th, 2017 Rutland City Firefighters – IAFF Local 2323 […]

Rutland area ready to move ahead with marketing effort

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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.

Man seeking freedom during possible molestation retrial

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Fell defense seeks further death penalty appeal, more time

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Court reversal means refugee resettlement will resume in Vermont

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Fentanyl dealer gets four years in prison

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Louras: Leadership, not resettlement, key mayoral issue

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

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Judge denies Fell appeal

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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.

Rutland fire budget impasse ends, but discord continues

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Train derailment in Rutland under investigation

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Rutland firefighters union turns against chief

The vote of no confidence comes amid continued conflict over the department’s funding and staffing.