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Secret Santa begins 10th season of giving

By Gordon Dritschilo Correspondent Secret Santa announced his 10th year of guerilla gift-giving Friday. Once again, a Christmas card and letter were stealthily deposited at the offices of the Rutland…

Thanksgiving 2016: A time to care for others

By Gordon Dritschilo Correspondent Brian Fillioe said he was skipping out on a big family Thanksgiving, but that doesn’t mean he was skipping out on Thanksgiving. Instead, the 58-year-old from…

Rutland City gets a tree for all seasons

By Gordon Dritschilo Correspondent The city will leave one of its holiday decorations up all year long. When people gathered in Depot Park for the annual Christmas tree lighting last…

Cox receives Chamber honor

By Gordon Dritschilo Correspondent Greg Cox chose farming over teaching but wound up a teacher anyway. The Rutland Region Chamber of Commerce honored Cox at its 118th annual meeting recently…

A Vermont salute: Mendon unveils Gen. Edward Ripley marker on Veterans Day

By Gordon Dritschilo Correspondent Edward Ripley was mentioned on a historical marker in Virginia, but not in his home state of Vermont. Until Friday. The town of Mendon marked Veterans…

Let’s play! State’s biggest gaming convention returns to Killington

By Gordon Dritschilo Correspondent Two men grabbed a passerby in a hotel lounge, seeking an outside perspective on whether the Norwegian navy should attack St. Petersburg. No, it wasn’t the…

Inside job: Farmers Market gets under a roof for the winter

By Gordon Dritschilo Correspondent From carrots to kale, from beef to bison, from handmade jewelry to high-end gin, the Vermont Farmers Food Center filled up as the winter farmers market…

City set to take over Memorial

By Gordon Dritschilo Correspondent The city is poised to take responsibility for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. The Recreation Committee voted unanimously last week to recommend the full Board of Aldermen…

NeighborWorks gets grant boost

By Gordon Dritschilo Correspondent NeighborWorks of Western Vermont had a bountiful October, with grants totaling $900,000 bolstering its operating capital. Executive Director Ludy Biddle said the organization has received $500,000…

CU uses $275K grant to boost its curriculum

By Gordon Dritschilo Correspondent There is more to making a nurse than teaching nursing. “We’re educating the whole student,” said Ingrid Johnston-Robledo, dean of special academic programs at Castleton University….