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Summer meals programs will begin in county

By Kate Barcellos Staff Writer School’s out for summer, which means no more pencils, no more books, and for many, no more free meals. Which is unwelcome news for the…

Fair Haven High’s year of change

By Kate Barcellos Staff Writer “It’s leaving the school, rather than leaving the people,” said Fair Haven Union High School senior Glenn Wilcox. “There’s passion in this school. It’s heartwarming…

Westsiders reach for the world

By Kate Barcellos Staff Writer The gymnasium at West Rutland High School was packed with people Friday evening, with most donning the school’s signature shades of yellow and emerald green….

Water plant operator honored

By Kate Barcellos Staff Writer FAIR HAVEN — Making 4.5 million gallons of water a month safe enough for a community to use is a big job. George T. Donovan,…

Vt. Foodbank buys local to fight hunger

By KATE BARCELLOS Staff Writer With 7,300 farms operating on 1.2 million acres of Vermont farmland, one might think the harvest would keep hunger at bay in Vermont. But, one…

Local hunter, 15, speaks at wildlife summit

By Kate Barcellos Staff Writer POULTNEY — The Northeast Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies welcomed an unusual guest at its annual conference in Burlington recently: 15-year old Poultney hunting…

The bench that never ends: Basketball tourneys create bonds that last a lifetime

By Katelyn Barcellos Staff Writer Where recreational sports have a reputation as an optional, spare-time, resume-building activity, to be a Demon of Rutland means you’re forever a member of the…

Park Rx urges people: Take it outside

By Katelyn Barcellos Staff Writer Health care providers in Rutland County are prescribing fresh air and sunshine to their patients as part of Park Rx, a health and fitness initiative….

Benson Store reopens, Philly-style

By Katelyn Barcellos Staff Writer BENSON — The Benson Village Store is celebrating the successful replacement of its kitchen by cooking up a beloved classic from owner Jim Tillman’s Philadelphia…

Groups join to rear budding entrepreneurs

By Katelyn Barcellos Staff Writer Rutland Economic Development Corp., the Center for Women and Enterprise, and Berkshire Bank are combining forces to train the next wave of entrepreneurs in Rutland…