Nina Keck


Nina has been reporting for VPR since 1996, primarily focusing on the Rutland area. An experienced journalist, Nina covered international and national news for seven years with the Voice of America, working in Washington, D.C., and Germany. While in Germany, she also worked as a stringer for Marketplace. Nina has been honored with two national Edward R. Murrow Awards: In 2006, she won for her investigative reporting on VPR and in 2009 she won for her use of sound. She began her career at Wisconsin Public Radio. 

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The Vermont Marble Museum has gone through its share of ups and downs in recent years. But Saturday, the town of Proctor is celebrating the museum’s grand re-opening with a town-wide gala, including train rides back and forth between Rutland.

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According to U.S. News and World Report, Rutland Regional Medical Center is among the best hospitals in the nation for providing what’s known as common care.

Shelley Lutz

Rutland’s Pine Hill Park covers 300 acres of wooded hillside. Over the years, volunteers have created a 16-mile network of winding trails – a woodsy nirvana for mountain bikers like Shelley Lutz.

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More than 1,000 student musicians – many wearing dazzling jackets and tall feathered hats – marched in the annual parade to formally open this year's All State Music Festival.

In Dorset, residents voted down controversial changes to the town’s zoning bylaws 513 to 344.  

Select board members had approved a number of amendments, including banning chain-based businesses, as well as allowing larger buildings to be constructed in certain parts of town.  

Many local residents felt expanding the allowable footprint of new construction would harm Dorset’s historic character and hurt property values – and they gathered enough signatures to put the issue before voters.

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It’s the classic Vermont conundrum: how to protect the picturesque quality of a community yet promote economic development? Right now it’s a debate that’s playing out in Dorset.

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Rutland's Wonderfeet Children’s Museum celebrated its grand opening this weekend – the culmination of five years of effort by volunteers and local businesses.

Guy Mendilow Ensemble

The Rutland Jewish Center is presenting a free concert Sunday highlighting music inspired by a centuries old Judeo-Spanish culture known as Ladino.

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Phoenix Books will open a 2,400-square-foot store in downtown Rutland by September. City officials say it's the latest step in collaborative efforts to revitalize the city.

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Ken Burns’ latest documentary on the history of cancer has generated a lot of media buzz around a disease that touches nearly everyone. Hospitals across the country are showing shortened versions of Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies to jumpstart community discussions about the illness.

Rutland will host a screening and discussion session Tuesday night.