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Getting dirty for a cause

By Gordon Dritschilo Pink tutus and giant grins adorned numerous women as they slid into a puddle of mud Saturday. They arrived in the puddle via an inflatable slide, the…

Students discover pond biology

By Gordon Dritschilo Correspondent Proctor Elementary School held classes at Beaver Pond on Friday. All 130 or so students in kindergarten through sixth grade spent the morning at the pond…

‘Wonder Woman’ wows

By Gordon Dritschilo Correspondent When “Batman Begins” came out, I marveled at how we lived in an era when superhero movies didn’t have to be cartoony and childish. Twelve years…

Downtown to get ‘Jungle Book’ art

By Gordon Dritschilo Correspondent The jungle is coming to Center Street. The second in a series of planned downtown sculptures was announced last week. Inspired by Rudyard Kipling’s “The Jungle…

Castleton University unveils summer concert lineup

By Gordon Dritschilo Correspondent Hundreds of people are expected to turn out for each of Castleton’s summer concerts, and organizers hope a few more of them will bring some food…

Castleton University, green mountain college: Two graduations, two paths

By Gordon Dritschilo Correspondent It was the first graduation for Green Mountain College’s president and the last for Castleton University’s. The two schools in the neighboring towns of Poultney and…

Killington to offer bikers a trail mix

By Gordon Dritschilo Correspondent KILLINGTON — With a little more state money, the town’s network of mountain-biking trails will get a little bigger this year. The state Department of Forests,…

Vietnam vets plan new memorial

By Gordon Dritschilo Staff Writer The Vietnam Veterans of America is replacing the memorial in Main Street Park, but the group itself wants the public to know they aren’t going…

Thoughts on changing downtown

By Gordon Dritschilo Correspondent Michael Coppinger said Center Street will never close to vehicle traffic. As the head of the Downtown Rutland Partnership for the last decade closed in on…

Drama encore in Proctor

By Gordon Dritschilo Correspondent When the curtain goes up for the first time in more than a decade, it will be on an all-new stage. Proctor Junior-Senior High School has…