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Rutland's GE Aviation Gets $8 Millon Contract
Friday, 01/04/13
General Electric Aviation of Rutland has been awarded an $8 million U.S. Navy contract for the development and production of fighter engines for warfare aircraft.
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In Rutland, Community Support Fuels Winter Farmers' Market
Tuesday, 12/18/12
By Nina Keck
In Rutland, organizers of the city's newly expanded winter farmer's market say they're thrilled with the community support they've gotten. The larger location has boosted attendance and sales for participating vendors. 
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Appointments Down For Gift Of Life Marathon Blood Drive
Monday, 12/10/12
By Nina Keck
Organizers of Rutland's Gift of Life Marathon say appointments for the upcoming blood drive on December 18th are lower than expected. They say that may be due to long wait times last year. But the Red Cross says it's pulling out all the stops to ensure Rutland has one last shot at setting a national record.
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New Home For Rutland Winter Farmers’ Market
Thursday, 11/01/12
By Nina Keck
Rutland's winter farmers' market will kick off its new season Saturday in a much larger location. Organizers are excited because it means more vendors can take part.  And city officials are pleased because the market is moving into an old warehouse that's been vacant for years.
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Early Voting Up In Parts Of Vermont
Wednesday, 10/31/12
By Bob Kinzel
Interest in early voting is very high is several parts of the state. In some communities it's expected that as many as a third of all voters will cast their ballot before Election Day.
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Rutland Forum Aims To Address Drug Crimes
Friday, 10/26/12
By Nina Keck
Frustration over Rutland's escalating addiction problems and drug crime came to a boiling point last month, after a 17-year-old girl was struck and killed by a driver allegedly high on aerosol fumes.
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President Of Rutland Aldermen Says He's Running For Mayor
Wednesday, 10/24/12
By Nina Keck
David Allaire,president of the Rutland City Board of Aldermen, says he wants to be the city's next mayor.  
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Rutland's Poorest Neighborhoods Suffer Most From Drug Problem
Tuesday, 10/16/12
By Nina Keck
Drug related crimes have escalated across Vermont - mostly because of a surge in heroin and prescription drug abuse. In the second part of our series, VPR's Nina Keck reports for Rutland it's the northwest part of the city that's struggling most with drug-related crime.
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Landfill To Solar Field?
Tuesday, 10/16/12
Green Mountain Power is seeking to turn a former landfill managed by the city of Rutland into a solar field.
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Surge In Heroin And Prescription Drug Abuse In Vt. Towns
Monday, 10/15/12
By Nina Keck
Substance abuse problems cost the state millions every year in lost productivity, crime and health related expenses.
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Rutland Approves Ban On Medical Marijuana Dispensaries
Thursday, 10/04/12
By Kirk Carapezza
Rutland is now the second Vermont community to ban medical marijuana dispensaries. Rutland's board of aldermen voted unanimously this week for a zoning bylaw that precludes dispensaries in the city.
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Rutland Neighborhood Meets To Deal With Teen's Death
Monday, 10/01/12
By Nina Keck
City officials in Rutland say many local residents are still reeling from last week's car crash that killed 17-year old Carly Ferro and injured her father and several others.  To help encourage healing, the city is organizing a community meeting tonight where mental health counselors will be able to talk with neighbors who live or work near the crash site.
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Rutland Mourns For Carly Ferro
Monday, 10/01/12
By Nina Keck
It was standing room only on Saturday at the Rutland Country Club as hundreds came to remember, laugh, cry, tell stories and say goodbye to Carly Jean Ferro, who was killed in a car accident last week.
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Driver To Face Manslaughter Charge In Teen Death
Friday, 09/28/12
A Rutland man is expected in court on charges of crashing into a parked car and killing a high school student.
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Woman Killed By Car In Rutland Parking Lot
Thursday, 09/27/12
Police say a woman was struck and killed by a car as she left a store in Rutland Wednesday night.
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Rutland Pulls Park Benches Following Bad Teen Behavior
Monday, 09/24/12
The city of Rutland has removed benches from a park after residents complained about teen behavior.
Vermont Edition
Cider House Rules, Again
Monday, 09/24/12
By Jane Lindholm
We’ll explore the cider revival, plus Vermont's "Solar City", and Brattleboro's Estey Organ Company.
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GMP Chooses 'Blighted' Building For New Rutland Center
Friday, 09/21/12
By Nina Keck
Green Mountain Power chose what it describes as a "blighted" building in Rutland's downtown for its new energy innovation center.
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Rutland Considers Best Way To Purify Municipal Water
Sunday, 09/02/12
By Nina Keck
How best to purify municipal drinking water is becoming a hotly debated topic in many Vermont cities and towns. Rutland residents will likely weigh in at the polls in November - deciding between adding chloramine to their water or building a more costly filtration system. 
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Rutland Taps Baker As Police Chief
Wednesday, 08/01/12
The former head of the Vermont State Police has been chosen to be Rutland's new police chief.
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In Rutland, Concerns Linger About GMP-CVPS Merger
Friday, 06/15/12
By Nina Keck
Many local officials are still concerned about the economic impact of the merger between Green Mountain Power and Central Vermont Public Service.
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Rutland Regional Hospital Cuts Acute Care Program
Wednesday, 05/30/12
By Nina Keck
Facing a $7 million budget shortfall, the Rutland Regional Medical Center board of directors narrowly voted on Wednesday to close the hospital's inpatient rehabilitation unit. 
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Vt. Cities Seek Pension Solutions
Friday, 05/25/12
By Kirk Carapezza
Most Vermont municipalities participate in a statewide retirement program that's nearly fully funded. That's much better than retirement funds are doing for many cities and towns around the country, which have found that they're living beyond their means.
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White House Celebrates Vt. Women As Champions For Change
Thursday, 04/19/12
By Nina Keck
The White House is honoring two Vermont women as Champions for Change this week. One is being lauded for her work as a Rotarian while the other for advancing innovations in renewable energy.
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With Climbing Gas Prices, Train Ridership Goes Up
Tuesday, 04/17/12
By Nina Keck
With gas prices climbing, more people are taking the train. Nationwide, the number of people riding Amtrak has gone up nearly 4 percent. And that's good news for Vermont rail lines as well. 
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