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Rutland Fire Department receives over $300K from FEMA grant

Rutland Volunteer Fire Company will receive $301,884 as part of the United States Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program, and Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response program. The funding was announced by U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten E. Gillibrand on Monday. Rutland Fire Chief Will… Keep Reading

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Watertown planning for playground upgrades

On a sunny summer afternoon on Friday, the Portage Street playground remained quiet of children playing. But the city’s Parks and Recreation Department has big plans for the small playground that consists of two swings and a short tunnel between two tiny slides. The playground will undergo a $90,000 overhaul in the city’s five-year capital… Keep Reading

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Schumer: Medicare reimbursement changes finalized; $40M extra coming annually for north country hospitals

Sen. Charles E. Schumer announced Wednesday that a new rule regarding how hospitals are reimbursed through Medicare payments has been finalized, bringing millions of additional dollars annually to several north country hospitals. Schumer, D-N.Y., who has pushed the federal Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services for years for changes in the Medicare Wage Index, said… Keep Reading

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