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    Stopped on suspicion A young man wearing a 9mm Beretta semiautomatic pistol was stopped by Rutland City police as he walked along a residential street in a neighborhood. To the police, he seemed suspicious. He was shirtless ...

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    Toy Factory opens at mall Diamond Run Mall will soon sport a toy store. Jeremy Griffin and Chelsea Felion are opening the Toy Factory in space formerly occupied by KB Toys. They plan to carry primarily specialty, classic toy ...

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    Rutland to New York flight coming soon? Rutlanders may be able to fly into New York City via Cape Air, as the company hopes to expand its routing based on success with flights from its Lebanon, NH, facility to New York. Plan ...

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    Zero sort now available in Wallingford Zero-sort recycling is now operational at the Wallingford Transfer Station.  Bagged garbage still goes in the compactor, construction waste and heavy metal still go in their respec ...

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    Late June storms flood streets and down trees, cut power A recent summer rain/windstorm took down trees and power lines, and flooded parts of the city. Nearly 10,000 homes were without power for a few hours. Rutland City Pol ...

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    Vacant property ordinances considered Vacant dwellings are a potential target for looters - what can the city do? The Charter and Ordinance Committee has been puzzling whether a proposed vacant property ordinance would meet ...

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    Mexican restaurant opens downtown
 Two new restaurants in downtown Rutland provide alternatives for local diners. Mexican restaurant Nacho Mamas recently opened at 118 Merchants Row, a space formerly occupied by Ojala's beau ...

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    CAFE VERDE OPENS There's a new restaurant in Rutland. Café Verde recently opened at 136 Strongs Ave., former site of NK Carpet Designs. The new business owner is Gary Maravalli, founder and former owner of Vermont Bagel Café ...

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    CONGRATULATIONS Kyle Robillard for becoming the newest member of the Rutland Fire Department. His dad, Deputy Chief Fran Robillard, has been part of the department for 38 years and an uncle, Mike Robillard, has been with the ...

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    ENFORCING FREE PARKING It's possible that the members of the alder board are not downtown on Saturday? Or perhaps they just not read the signage on the meters? Parking has been free on Saturdays and that signage posted on th ...

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    RUTLAND TOWN VOTER REPORT In Rutland Town, voters elected Don Chioffi to a three-year seat on the Select Board, approved a $1,070,488 municipal budget in a ratio of nearly two to one (686 to 264) and turned down the $8,127,0 ...

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    AIRPORT GROWTH Of the 10 state controlled airports in Vermont, the Rutland-Southern Vermont Regional Airport in North Clarendon is the fastest growing and the second busiest. It has recently acquired airfield lighting and in ...

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    EDUCATION The Rutland City school district is planning to develop two non-profit organizations. Becoming a separate 501(c)3 nonprofit would enable the Rutland Raiders Booster Club to give donors a record of their tax-deducti ...

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    LOCAL DEBATES The debate season is on. These community forums are all great entertainment. If you missed debate one among the 12 candidates for the open six seats on the board of aldermen on Wednesday, Feb. 20, catch it on P ...

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    TRANSPORTATION The proposed 2014 state budget includes $5 million for replacing jointed rail with continuously welded rail, rebuilding highway crossings, and replacing switches between Rutland and Burlington. The continuousl ...

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    VANDALISM Rutland area folks recently woke up to a string of damaged vehicles, homes, and businesses, the apparent result of at least three individuals intent on vandalism. More than 50 cars in Rutland and West Rutland had w ...

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    GUNS IN RUTLAND Much has been made of Burlington mayor Miro Weinberger, Montpelier mayor John Hollar, and Barre mayor Thomas Lauzon joining the nationwide "Mayors Against Illegal Guns" organization. Rutland mayor Chris Loura ...

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    AID TO STOP ABUSE Rutland County Women's Network and Shelter members recently announced they will use a new tool to predict whether an abusive relationship contains enough violence that it may end in homicide. The short ques ...

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    NEW LIBRARY OFFICERS It's the time of year when many organizations hold annual meetings to elect officers for the coming year. Rutland Free Library is no exception. At its 126th annual meeting, the organization elected Larry ...

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    OVERFLOWING HEARTS Donna Arnado's family commemorated her life as they served 123 holiday meals at the Open Door Mission recently. It was a fitting tribute to a woman who donated her Friday days off at the Mission. Taking pa ...

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    BENEFITS DISTRICT REDRAWN    The city's alderman board recently changed the boundaries of the Downtown Special Benefits District. Property owner Joe Giancola had asked to have his 56 Howe Street Complex exclud ...

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    WATER & SEWER Individual and business efforts to reduce their water use may end up driving up the price they pay. Billed water usage dropped about 10 percent from fiscal year 2008 to 2012, 75,939,100 cubic feet to 66,989 ...

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    DOWNTOWN TAX UPHELD The downtown special tax assessment will continue for the next three years, the result of a recent vote of 24 business owners and 38 property owners in the downtown business district. The special tax asse ...

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    CITY WATER Recent recounts of voting on the proposed $5.5 million city water bond discovered another 12 votes for building a new water filtration plant, still 218 votes short out of 7,196. If the halocetic acids and other by ...

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    ELECTION RESULTS Rutland City voters decided against investing $5.5 million in a granulated activated carbon filter system to purify its water, by about 200 votes. To meet federal drinking water standards, the city may have ...

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    ECONOMY MAKING PROGRESS Although we miss the convenience of Sabby's and will surely miss Mary Fran's Art & Antiques on Center, don't forget that there is positive news, too, in Rutland's downtown. There will soon be a ne ...

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    THE LAST MEGA-BLOOD DRIVE The upcoming blood drive, planned for Tuesday, Dec. 18, will be the biggest, most efficient Gift of Life event - and the last. Whether the annual campaign is successful in breaking the goal of 1,969 ...

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    PRACTICAL EDUCATION Three new homes will rise on Rutland's River St., all built by students from Stafford Technical Center. Over the next six years, about 60 students in Stafford's construction technology, electrical/plumbin ...

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    RUTLAND DEALS WITH TRAGEDY The Rutland community continues to mourn the death of high school senior Carly Ferro and wonders how to shed the area's increasingly disruptive illegal drug sales and use. Carly Ferro died after be ...

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    ON EDUCATION Rutland Catholic School has started up its third annual tractor raffle, a contest running through Saturday, October 20 spaghetti dinner at Mount St. Joseph Academy. Last year's raffle profited $38,000, divided b ...

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    THE BUS GAINS FOUR The fleet of buses at Marble Valley Regional Transit District is growing by four, up to 58, courtesy of a federal earmark. Three additional buses joining the fleet are replacements coming in as three older ...

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    WATER BOND SET The Rutland Board of Aldermen recently approved language for the ballot that would set a $5.5 million bond to build a new filter system. Should the bond vote fail, the city is able to switch to using chloramin ...

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    WEST RUTLAND HONORS MARBLE WORKERS The Town of West Rutland and the West Rutland Historical Society plan to dedicate a stone block bearing the names of local marble workers while the Carving Studio and Sculpture Center host ...

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    WATER BOND PROPOSAL FORMING Rutland's voters appear likely to have a say on whether to build a new drinking water filter system. At the direction of the alderman board, the city attorney and public works commissioner develop ...

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    SAD BUT CELEBRATORY GOODBYE A service at St. Stanislaus Kostka Church in West Rutland celebrated the life of its pastor Monsignor Frank S. Warzocha. Speakers outlined his involvement with his congregation, his faith, and his ...

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    LOCALLY GROWN SUCCESS
 The success of our local farm markets is keeping pace with the development of other markets across the country. The U.S. Department of Agriculture just announced that there are more than 600 more farme ...