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Rutland man gets four years for child sex crime
A Clover Street man who pleaded guilty in May to having sexual contact with a 13-year-old in 2013 was sentenced on Tuesday to serve four years in prison. Frederic Chris Fleur Jr., 49, was arraigned in November 2016 in Rutland criminal court on a felony charge of aggravated sexual assault on someone
Man says he was coerced into armed robbery
A West Rutland man is being held without bail after police said he robbed a woman at gunpoint, but he told police he was coerced into the robbery by a threatening drug dealer, according to a police affidavit.
Police: Killington man shoots self in foot
KILLINGTON — Police said a 20-year-old man accidentally shot himself in the foot Tuesday. Killington Police Chief Whit Montgomery said that at approximately noon, the male was at a spot off Route 100 near Pittsfield where people often go to target shoot. The male had a Springfield 1911 .45 caliber h
Friendly’s sells a month before closure
RUTLAND TOWN—About a month before Friendly’s abruptly closed its doors in Rutland Dec. 2, the building and property was purchased by the Friendly’s parent corporation. According to Rutland Town records, the 1.27-acre property sold to SIC Property ,LLC in Boca Raton, Florida, for $250,000 on Nov. 1.
Rutland Town budget calls for another cop
This year’s biggest budget increase comes from the police department, which aims to hire another officer. The Select Board on Tuesday nearly finalized the town’s budget that will go before voters in March. All that remained for the board to do was finalize the general budget, which is awaiting figur
Ignoring signs of climate change
John McClaughry's opinion piece in the Rutland Herald questions the recent climate report's "highly speculative projections." His role and that of the Ethan Allen Institute has long been to muddy the waters about how we view climate change and its impacts on our environment and us. As a mouthpiece f
Former first lady got it right
Perry Green, the Manchester GOP chairman, in the Dec. 11 Rutland Herald, takes a cheap shot at Michelle Obama without naming her. He criticizes statements she made more than four years ago at a naturalization ceremony for 50 new citizens.
Killington chef steals the show, wins $20K on Food Network
Mason Zeglen had 30 minutes to purchase his ingredients and cook the meal. Zeglen, of Killington, competing on the Food Network Show, Guy’s Grocery Games, ran through the grocery store, in competition with three other chefs.
Rutland Beer Works to open in Killington
KILLINGTON—A new restaurant and tasting room is coming to town. Dale Patterson, the owner of Hop’n Moose and Rutland Beer Works, LLC, is opening a tasting room in the Mountain Green condominiums across from the Killington Grand Hotel this Thursday.
State Police stop 15 people during saturation patrol
MENDON — State Police said a special patrol Sunday in the towns of Mendon, Killington and Clarendon resulted in 15 traffic stops. Police from the Rutland barracks wrote nine tickets and issued 10 warnings. Police said the purpose of this was to enforce motor vehicle laws and promote safe driving.
Rutland kids 'Shop With a Cop' for a better holiday
On Monday morning, Rutland City Police officers protected the rights of about a dozen Rutland City students to have a happy holiday by aiding them in a shopping trip at Walmart.
Pre-game break dancing routine at Rutland High School basketball game
Brayden Sabotka, the 5-year-old son of Rutland High School boys assistant coach T.J. Sabotka and wife Traci (Terenzini) Sabotka, is already making a name for himself. Sabotka treated the home crowd at Keefe Gym with a little break-dance-type routine in the middle of the Raider huddle following playe
GOLM: a chance to save lives
With the cold weather here and blood supplies dangerously low, Rutland County residents once again have an opportunity to give a truly life-changing gift — at no cost. The Gift-of-Life Marathon (GOLM) is here to warm hearts and ensure blood supplies are available during the upcoming holidays. With f
Vermont Adult Learning seeks city money
Vermont Adult Learning has had a tough year and is asking the city for a little help. Michelle Folger, VAL's regional director, said the nonprofit is gathering signatures to get a funding request on the March ballot for the first time in roughly 10 years. She said financial difficulties have forced
Vermont Symphony Orchestra gets in the holiday-music spirit.
Colchester, VT - To get into the holiday spirit with some music, we were joined by Ben Cadwallader, executive director of the Vermont Symphony Orchestra. The orchestra has Holiday Pops performances scheduled for Burlington, Barre and Rutland this weekend. Click here for mor information.
Police investigate Rutland Town death
The Vermont State Police are investigating the death of a Rutland Town man although a press release about the death does not indicate any foul play. Richard Lloyd, 74, of Rutland Town, was found dead in a wooded area off of Blueberry Lane in Rutland Town on Saturday morning.
Man accused of smashing woman's car windows, glass door
A West Rutland man was arraigned on three felony charges on Monday after police said he went to his ex-girlfriend's Proctor home on Dec. 1, assaulted her and broke most of her car windows and damaged many of her possessions.
Man held over assault charges
A Pear Street man is being held without bail after police said he assaulted and threatened a woman he knew because she was involved with another man. Edwin Rodriguez, 43, pleaded not guilty Thursday in Rutland criminal court to one felony count of first-degree aggravated domestic assault, one felony
$3M bond for bridge, culvert work to go on ballot
RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) - The public works committee in Rutland, Vermont, is planning to put a $3 million bond for bridge and culvert work on the ballot in March. Public Works Commissioner Jeffrey Wennberg gave the committee a preview of the bond Monday night as it reviewed the proposed budget for the com
Casella Waste Systems recognized as leader in child care report
Casella Waste Systems Recognized for Leadership in Being Part of the Solution to Vermont’s Child Care Crisis. Burlington, VT and Rutland, VT (December 10, 2018) – A partnership between Let’s Grow Kids, Vermont Birth to Five and Casella Waste Systems was recently recognized in a national report from