Rutland

Former Rutland attorney in fatal crash case to remain jailed

Christopher Sullivan lost a bid for home detention while he awaits resentencing. The judge also said that hearing will be narrowly focused; the defense wants more scope for its arguments.

Rutland school board says talks with teachers at impasse

The board said it offered a 4.76 percent average raise for each of the next four years. Health care is a sticking point too. The union criticized the decision “to walk away rather than keep talking.”

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.

Rutland Regional’s Bowse Health Trust Seeking Applications to Fund Community Projects

News Release — Rutland Regional Medical Center May 17, 2017 Media Contact: Peg Bolgioni, Marketing & Public Relations 802.772.2843 or 802.353.3696 [email protected] Bowse Health Trust announces Dates for 2017 Applications Rutland, VT: The Bowse Health Trust begins its 2017 grant cycle with Letters of Intent due June 15, 2017. The Bowse Health Trust, a department […]

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.

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.

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.

All power restored after Friday windstorm; cleanup continues

More than 20,000 people lost power around the state, with Rutland one of the hardest-hit areas. The mayor’s house had a tree land on the roof.