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Wildlife makes itself at home in Rutland County

Written by Steve Costello Rutland County wildlife can be found around just about every bend in the road or trail, on the edges of small bays, brooks, and vernal pools, even in city backyards. From the heart of Rutland to the region’s tallest mountain, here are three great places to take in nature and look…

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5 Reasons a Young Professional Should Choose Rutland County

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Entering the workforce can be challenging for anyone – but living in a community with opportunities busting at the seams and surrounding yourself with motivating people makes it much easier.

There can be a misconception sometimes that young professionals should start out their careers in more urban areas to advance their careers at a faster rate. However, Rutland County has proven time-and-time again that this certainly is not the case. Here are five reasons why young professionals should choose Rutland County as a place to build their careers.

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How Maple Syrup is made at the Baird Farm in Chittenden Vermont

Sugaring has been a Vermont tradition for generations. Native Americans have made sugar in this area for as far back as folks remember. They taught the settlers of the area how to make maple syrup. Maple syrup is a wonderful natural sweetener that’s full of good sugars, minerals, and antioxidants. Today, more folks are moving away from highly processed sugars like high fructose corn syrup and switching to maple. It is not just for your pancakes anymore. In Rutland County, there’s a vibrant maple community. A lot has changed and modernized in the industry, but the basics have remained the same. Here’s a snapshot of how we make maple at Baird Farm today.

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“Rutland Red Carpet” Concierge Service Launched

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Building on the regional marketing campaign and grassroots efforts to help people move to Vermont, Rutland’s Regional Marketing Initiative (RMI) is “rolling out the red carpet” to prospective new Rutland County residents.

The RMI announced the creation of “Rutland Red Carpet,” a program to provide a local “concierge” to help people considering a move make a host of connections and facilitate the transition. 

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Crime Rate Plummets in 2018 in Rutland Continuing 5 Year Trend

News release For Immediate Release: January 11, 2019 Contact: Mayor Dave Allaire – (802) 236-0539 Police Chief Brian Kilcullen – (802) 773-1816 New Numbers Show Rutland Crime Plummets in 2018, Continuing Five-Year Trend Mayor David Allaire Thanks Police and Community For Continuing Success  RUTLAND, VT – Celebrating a communitywide effort involving police, social service agencies,…

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Rutland Area Real Estate Market is Booming

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Sales, Prices and Inventory Point To Strong Local Economy and Community  RUTLAND, VT – The Rutland County real estate market had its best year in a decade in 2018, soaring back to pre-recession sales volume, with higher prices, significantly increased sales, and the renovation of dozens of formerly troubled properties. “From prices to restoration of…

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11 Can’t-Miss Special Events in Rutland County, Vermont

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Want to get a taste of Vermont life during your next vacation? Whether you’re sipping freshly pressed cider on a small town green or joining the crowds at a state fair, local communities and inquisitive visitors unite at these special events in Rutland County. 11 Can’t-Miss Special Events in Rutland County, Vermont Spring and Summer…

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