Rutland

Lawsuit: Rutland officer used excessive force in traffic stop

A local waste hauler says an officer pointed a gun at him, dragged him out of his truck and slammed him to the ground. The driver is fighting tickets for speeding and not pulling over immediately.

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.

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 […]

Then Again: A massive blizzard brings Vermont to a halt

Not a train ran for nearly three days. Montpelier didn’t have mail from the south for four days, and people in Rutland fought through drifts that ranged from 4 feet to over their heads to get about town.

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.

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.

Rutland High School Students Win at New England Robotics Contest

News Release — Rutland Schools March 13th, 2017 Contact: Dan Roswell [email protected] Area high school students from Rutland, VT captured a win this past weekend at the FIRST Robotics District Event at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. There were forty teams from all over New England competing in this year’s challenge, including FIRST Team 2370, the IBOTS […]

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.

Donovan backs new challenge to Trump on immigration

He and other state attorneys general say the new order would bring the same economic harm and injustice to states as the first one, which a federal judge blocked.

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.

Rutland business leaders: Time to act, not study

Michael Schirling, the commerce secretary, says he will tell lawmakers to put the kibosh on more economic studies. He wants to take action on a new state marketing plan.

Rutland Police investigate student ‘fight club’

A possible “flight club” captured on video and posted online has prompted a police investigation in Rutland. Police would say little, other than to confirm a probe is underway. No serious injuries were reported. Rutland City Police Chief Brian Kilcullen could not be reached for comment. The video shared on social media shows fist fights, […]