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Christmas trees merit collection

Gordon Dritschilo Staff Writer Instead of camping in the woods, local Boy Scouts will spend a couple weekends next month collecting wood. More specifically, trees. Three Rutland Scout troops work…

Santa’s city gifting expanded

By Gordon Dritschilo Correspondent Rutland’s Secret Santa said he has picked out five people who were very good this year. Each year since 2007, an unknown benefactor wanders downtown during…

First-class career comes to an end

By Gordon Dritschilo PROCTOR — Kevin Rooney delivered his last letter last Wednesday. The longtime Proctor mail carrier is retiring, an event that resulted in signs wishing him well appearing…

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…