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Castleton U names new president

By Gordon Dritschilo Correspondent CASTLETON — Karen Scolforo says she has plenty of ideas for Castleton University, but wants to hear Castleton University’s ideas first. The 54-year-old president of Central…

Everybody and their dog is welcome

By Gordon Dritschilo Correspondent WEST RUTLAND — The town has a new park and the early returns have users wagging their tails. Jetta, a 10-month-old Cavachon, frolicked with a pair…

CU class faces a life-changing trip

By Gordon Dritschilo Correspondent CASTLETON — A Castleton University class will take a group of nursing students to Honduras next year. The university has founded its own chapter of Global…

RRMC chief Huebner to retire

By Gordon Dritschilo Correspondent Tom Huebner is ready to get out of the hospital. Huebner announced Wednesday he would retire in March as CEO of Rutland Regional Medical Center. “It’s…

Returning to the street that’s a neighborhood: Edgerton

By Gordon Dritschilo Staff Writer Edgerton Street’s eldest residents sat in the shade reminiscing as its youngest residents played volleyball with a net erected across the street. More than 100…

Rec chief leaving for Burlington

By Gordon Dritschilo Staff Writer Cindi Wight said she has mixed emotions about leaving Rutland. The city’s recreation superintendent announced last week she would leave at the end of September…

From the ground up: Habitat for Humanity volunteers build a Rutland home

By Gordon Dritschilo Staff Writer Elizabeth Stallings said she has learned she’s pretty good with a saw and terrible at lifting anything heavy. Stallings was one of about a dozen…

Sculpture takes shape on Westside

By Gordon Dritschilo Correspondent WEST RUTLAND — A man slowly took shape beneath a pair of grinders. Italian sculptors Alessandro Lombardo and Andrea Ingrassi worked at the Carving Studio and…

Jurist lauded for diligence, humor

By Gordon Dritschilo Correspondent Judge Silvio Valente left a twofold legacy in the local court system. Valente, a Rutland native who spent 23 years on the bench and died last…

Rock project: Game of hide, seek

By Gordon Dritschilo Correspondent PROCTOR — It’s been a rocky summer. A Facebook page has families in Proctor decorating, hiding and hunting for rocks around town. “Proctor Rocks” debuted in…