Rutland Mayor Christopher Louras says the city will try to raise money for its
sister city – Ishidoriya, Japan – following Friday’s
devastating earthquake. The mayor and others in Rutland say they’ve been
relieved to hear that the region was much less affected by the disaster than they’d
For more than 25 years, Rutland has enjoyed a
sister city relationship with Ishidoriya,
a small town in northern Japan that is now part of Hanimaki City. Just weeks ago, students from Hanimaki City were in Rutland as part of
an annual exchange.