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Residents in the flood-prone communities surrounding the proposed 28-turbine, 96-megawatt Stiles Brook wind project are unhappy about what the project will do to the aesthetics of nearby ridgelines. But they’re more worried about what it will do to the risk of flooding.Read More →
Mayor Christopher Louras included Rutland’s new zoning administrator in his secret refugee talks, appointing her for the job months after refugee resettlement negotiations began.Read More →
Rutland’s charter says the Board of Aldermen has governing authority over all affairs of the city, but a creative interpretation of a single comma has given the mayor sweeping powers that no one knew he had just a few days ago — especially with regard to refugees.Read More →
Vote tabulation machines can be hacked to switch votes without officials knowing it, but one town clerk in Vermont says she’s never heard of the vulnerability and received no guidance from the Secretary of State’s office for how to spot it.Read More →
Democrat gubernatorial candidate Sue Minter says she wants to expand the sales tax to services while lowering the rate, a move critics say could be both inefficient and costly.Read More →
After nearly two hours of executive session, the Rutland Board of Aldermen voted Monday night to release the city attorney’s report on the mayor’s actions for refugee resettlement.Read More →