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Giving old homestead new life

By Gordon Dritschilo Staff Writer C.J. Abatiell didn’t just invest when he purchased the former 3D’s building on Strongs Avenue. He bought back his family’s history. “That was my grandparents’…

CU gets $300K research grant

By Gordon Dritschilo Staff Writer CASTLETON — Dr. Preston Garcia said it is very difficult to see what he does. “I’m a microbiologist,” the Castleton University professor said last Thursday….

Center Street Alley project opened

By Gordon Dritschilo Staff Writer It’s finished. After 10 years, roughly $1.4 million and several redesigns, the Center Street Alley project officially concluded last week with a ribbon cutting on…

Fair finds fixes for fiscal woes

By Gordon Dritschilo Staff Writer Luey Clough was just wrapping up a call on his desk phone when his cellphone started ringing. “You said you had a deal for me,”…

Pine Hill Park: Work to begin on new bike trail

By GORDON DRITSCHILO Staff Writer Pine Hill Park is getting a new trail, with work starting this summer. When finished, the 3,800-foot trail will go from the intersection of Sore…

Mill River Grads urged to motivate others

By Gordon Dritschilo Staff Writer Mathew Mathews said a tragedy made him abandon his graduation speech. The Mill River Union High School Class of 2018 salutatorian said he had looked…

Rutland High School ‘Hero’s’ story starts now

By Gordon Dritschilo Staff Writer The graduates of Rutland High School’s Class of 2018 were advised on how to make their journey heroic. The commencement speaker for the graduation ceremony…

MSJ enrollment on rebound

By Gordon Dritschilo Staff Writer Even by Vermont standards, a graduating class of 20 is small. At Mount St. Joseph Academy, the 20 seniors who collected diplomas this year signaled…

DRP talks goals, future plans

By Gordon Dritschilo Staff Writer Ads and apps are in the works for downtown Rutland in 2018. About 20 people attended the Downtown Rutland Partnership’s annual meeting at Community College…

City Creek Path project advances

By Gordon Dritschilo Staff Writer Organizers are getting ready to build Segment Four of the Creek Path as they scrape together money for Segment Five. The Board of Aldermen voted…