Mayor Michael Doenges’ first day in office opened and closed with swearings-in.

Doenges took the oath of office at 8 a.m. Wednesday. Friends, family and associates crowded into the aldermanic chambers and his wife, School Commissioner Sara Atkins-Doenges, stood next to him as Alderman Joseph Barbagallo — who doubles as a justice of the peace — administered the oath of office. Once that was done, Doenges said he was going to keep his remarks brief.

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Gordon has been a reporter for the Rutland Herald for nearly 20 years. A Castleton State College graduate, he's covered beats from the West county to the city, cops and courts and everything in between.

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Does anyone remember Edward Dubeau showing up at city hall??? I ran into him up in Burlington around 1990-91!!! Hanging out with the homeless street people. He was still doing crazy things like target practice with his pellet rifle with the Coast Guard station in the background. Yup police cars everywhere.

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