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Environmental film contest goes countywide

Environmental film contest goes countywide

September 22, 2020 at 10:07 pm

RUTLAND HERALD 09/22/20 By Keith Whitcomb Jr. BRANDON — An environmental film contest that awarded cash prizes to local students is going countywide this year. Michael Shank, an adjunct faculty member at New York University Center for Global Affairs, of Brandon, contributor to a number of national publications, said Tuesday […]

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Speaker Series Offers Career Advice

Speaker Series Offers Career Advice

September 15, 2020 at 8:24 pm

RUTLAND HERALD 09/15/20 By Jim Sabataso CASTLETON — A new speaker series aims to share professional career advice for navigating the coronavirus pandemic. The Rutland Rising Job Talk series is being organized by Brandon resident Michael Shank in partnership with Castleton University. The free series, which launches at noon Friday, […]

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Crowded Field in Race for Rutland County Senate Seat

Crowded Field in Race for Rutland County Senate Seat

September 14, 2020 at 10:40 pm

RUTLAND HERALD 09/11/20 By Gordon Dritschilo  It is a crowded field in the race for Rutland County’s three State Senate seats. Here is a breakdown of the candidates appearing on this year’s ballot: RepublicansRutland County’s senior senator is leading the Republican ticket as he seeks a fourth term. Brian Collamore, […]

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Michael Shank Running for State Senate as an Independent

Michael Shank Running for State Senate as an Independent

August 25, 2020 at 1:47 pm

BRANDON REPORTER 08/19/20 By Lee J Kahrs BRANDON — A well-known Brandon activist, educator and volunteer has announced his run for Rutland County Senator as an Independent. Michael Shank made the announcement Aug. 16 on Facebook. “Hi friends – Taking a leap here. Feeling like now more than ever before […]

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Town Passes Animal Control Ordinance

Town Passes Animal Control Ordinance

August 3, 2020 at 10:39 pm

RUTLAND HERALD 08/03/20 By Keith Whitcomb Jr. BRANDON — The Select Board voted unanimously last week to adopt a new animal control ordinance that outlines the powers of the animal control officer. Part of the motion to pass the ordinance was to include recommendations that Select Board Chairman Seth Hopkins […]

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Brandon Strengthens Animal Control Law

Brandon Strengthens Animal Control Law

July 29, 2020 at 10:41 pm

BRANDON REPORTER 07/29/20 By Lee J. Kahrs BRANDON — The Town of Brandon now has the strongest animal control ordinance it has ever had, and supporters are hoping it’s enough to prevent troubling animal welfare cases in the future. The Brandon Select Board on Monday unanimously approved the updated ordinance, […]

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It’s Time for Fossil Fuel Divestment Campaigners to Take on the Meat Industry

It’s Time for Fossil Fuel Divestment Campaigners to Take on the Meat Industry

July 17, 2020 at 8:59 am

SENTIENT MEDIA 07/17/20 By Clair Hamlett Money makes the world go round, as the saying goes, but follow its flow and you’ll often end up at the door of a company responsible for causing and accelerating planetary-scale destruction. In March this year, a report by NGOs revealed that 35 banks […]

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Local Writing Contest Seeks Student Solutions to Problems

Local Writing Contest Seeks Student Solutions to Problems

July 7, 2020 at 1:59 pm

RUTLAND HERALD 06/02/20 By Keith Whitcomb Jr. BRANDON — A local man who organized an environmental film contest for local students is now hosting a writing competition, also with cash prizes. Michael Shank, communications director for the Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance, adjunct faculty member at New York University Center for […]

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Brandon Working on Expanded Animal Ordinance

Brandon Working on Expanded Animal Ordinance

July 1, 2020 at 10:24 am

RUTLAND HERALD 06/30/20 By Keith Whitcomb, Jr.  BRANDON — Several months after more than 100 animals were removed from a property on Kimball Road, the town is working on updating and improving its animal control ordinances. Last week, the Select Board started talking about the new draft ordinance that would […]

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GMP Has App to Let Customers Support Small Biz and Nonprofits

GMP Has App to Let Customers Support Small Biz and Nonprofits

June 25, 2020 at 11:29 am

RUTLAND HERALD 06/25/20 By Patrick McArdle  Green Mountain Power kicked off a program Wednesday that will allow customers to donate solar credits to small businesses recovering from the loss of income caused by the pandemic. It joins an enhanced rebate program as ways to decrease fossil fuel use in responsible […]

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