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North Country News
8:30 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

Winter Plowing Costs In Rutland Mean Less Paving

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The harsh winter has strained Rutland's winter road maintenance budget and that means there isn't going to be as much money for spring paving in the Vermont city.

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North Country News
12:30 pm
Tue December 17, 2013

Rutland Gift-Of-Life-Marathon Seeks to Break National Blood Drive Record

Gift-of-Life Marathon at Rutland's Paramount Theatre
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A Vermont community of 16,000 is trying to break the national single day blood donation record today.

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North Country News
8:45 pm
Wed August 21, 2013

Vermont Utility to Make Rutland Efficiency Example

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Vermont's largest electric utility wants to turn the city of Rutland into a national example of energy efficiency while helping the community revitalize itself.

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North Country News
6:35 pm
Thu February 14, 2013

Vermont City Researching Placing Surveillance Cameras in Private Neighborhoods

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Rutland, Vermont’s city council has asked a city committee to study the idea of placing security cameras in private neighborhoods.

Rutland landlord Cam Johnston asked  the Board of Aldermen to consider putting up surveillance cameras after one of his properties was the site of a home invasion. Alderman Christopher Robinson is not thrilled with the idea, but moved that the Public Safety Committee research the matter.

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WAMC News
5:15 pm
Tue July 31, 2012

Rutland Chooses Ex-Vermont State Police Head as Chief

The former head of the Vermont State Police has been chosen to be Rutland's new police chief.

James Baker had been serving as interim chief in Rutland when a committee charged with finding a permanent chief for the city recommended him for the job.

The Rutland Herald says the 13-member committee was unanimous in choosing Baker. The decision must be ratified by the Rutland Police Commission, but no opposition is expected.

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North Country News
7:39 am
Fri June 1, 2012

VT Hospital Closes Rehab Unit to Save Money

Officials at the Rutland Regional Medical Center have narrowly voted to close the hospital's inpatient rehabilitation unit, one of only three in Vermont.  WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley reports…

Hospital President Tom Huebner said the vote was 8-to-7 on Wednesday. The board had to choose between closing the hospital's unit or finding another way to cut $3.5 million out of next year's budget.

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North Country News
7:42 am
Thu May 31, 2012

VT Hospital Could Close Rehab Unit to Save Money

Officials at the Rutland Regional Medical Center are considering a plan to close the hospital's inpatient rehabilitation unit, one of only three in Vermont.  WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley reports…

If the Rutland hospital decides to close its unit, the remaining inpatient units would be at Mount Ascutney Hospital in Windsor or Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington.

Rutland's 12-patient inpatient rehab unit helps patients recover from strokes, head or spinal injuries, joint replacements and some long-term ailments.

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