On Town Meeting Day, the Rutland City School Board shifted left again, meaning the high school’s mascot debate is likely to continue. Also, Burlington residents voted in favor or legalizing prostitution and keeping Progressives in control of City Council.
The chair of the Rutland City Board of School Commissioners says next week’s meeting about the Rutland High School mascot debate should provide some conclusion to the matter, at least for the time being.
Vermont’s Refugee Resettlement Program has requested 100 more Syrian and Iraqi refugees to be sent to Rutland, and so far local residents are quiet about whether they plan to oppose the move.
President Donald Trump’s travel ban is now in effect, and Vermont, a state committed to taking in refugees and shielding illegals, will have to adapt. But so far, no one seems to know how.
Rutland Mayor David Allaire is working to rebuild the city’s image around transparency and economic growth after winning an election widely regarded as a referendum on refugee resettlement.