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Police: Vermont man drove tractor into Rutland credit union

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Police have arrested a 30-year-old Vermont man who they say attempted to rob a credit union branch's night deposit box by slamming into it with a tractor. Police say Fair Haven Rescue Squad members observed Siliski repeatedly ramming the night deposit box of the Green Mountain Credit Union's Cold River Road branch in November. The Proctor man allegedly fled the scene in the tractor and ran into the woods near the Adele Stanley apartment complex in Rutland. He was apprehended on April 10. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Commission Hopes to Reach Consensus on 'Road Diet' Problem

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Rutland has locked horns with West Rutland over the width of Route 4A -- West Rutland wants to reduce the road to three traffic lanes alongside a bike and pedestrian lane. The Rutland Herald reports the Rutland Select Board has voted 3-2 against any reduction of Route 4A.

Marker to be dedicated for 1st ordained black US minister

FOX News

RUTLAND, Vt. – A historical marker commemorating the life and work of the first ordained black minister in the United States will be dedicated next month in Vermont. Reverend Lemuel Haynes was pastor for Rutland's West Parish Congregational Church in West Rutland for 30 years from 1788 to 1818. Haynes had served in the Revolutionary War. He also served as a pastor in Massachusetts and Connecticut before coming to Vermont. The West Rutland Historical Society says a public dedication ceremony for the historical marker is planned for Saturday, Sept. 8, at 11 a.m. at the Pleasant Street Cemetery in West Rutland.

Plans for McDonald's in England's smallest county has residents upset: 'It will be an eyesore'

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Here are 10 facts about the fast-food chain giant that you probably did not know. Residents have reacted with anger over plans to open the first-ever McDonald's restaurant in England's smallest county. The picturesque East Midlands county of Rutland has never been home to a branch of the fast-food chain since the first one appeared in London in 1974. The U.S. burger giant now has 1,249 restaurants across the U.K., but Rutland has managed to avoid the famous'golden arches' for the past 45 years. However, that looks likely to change after town hall bosses approved a planning application for a drive-thru restaurant in the town of Oakham.

Bernard Matthews sale 'failed to protect pensions'

BBC News

A private equity firm has been criticised for rejecting a buyout offer for Bernard Matthews that would have protected the firm's pension scheme. Rutland Partners refused to sell the firm outright to food tycoon Ranjit Boparan last summer, letters released by the Work and Pensions Committee have revealed. Instead it opted for a pre-pack administration - which "drastically reduced" the amount recoverable by its pension scheme. Pre-pack administration arrangements allow a pre-arranged buyer to take on a company's assets, but without liabilities such as its pension deficit. Bernard Matthews employs workers at Great Witchingham, near Norwich, in Norfolk, and Holton, near Halesworth, in Suffolk.