Category Archives: Community

Fundraising comes close to goal

By Gordon Dritschilo Correspondent The United Way of Rutland County’s annual fundraising campaign fell short of its goal for the first time in the organization’s more than 70-year history. Collin…

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Food shelf feeds area’s hungry

By Andy Clark Correspondent Rutland’s Community Cupboard became a community store as of Dec. 1. After two months of operation at its new, larger quarters at 65 River St., the…

Coldwell-Banker Watson Realty Now Rotary Corporate Members

RUTLAND – Jim Watson, president of Coldwell Banker Watson Realty, was presented with his certificate of honorary membership by President Dr. Mark Price at a Rotary meeting on January 25,…

Dauntless dippers: Raising money for Special Olympics is a chilling experience

By Lola Duffort Correspondent Standing on the North Bennington lake’s edge as a gentle, slushy rain fell Saturday morning, spectators at the 2016 Penguin Plunge said they came out to…

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Snowshoeing for a cause

By Emily Cutts Correspondent KILLINGTON — On a windy and rainy Sunday morning, rain boots and a warm jacket might have been a better option than shorts and T-shirt, but…

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‘The Grinch’ slinks into town

By Dan Colton Correspondent Within half an hour on a December Sunday, more than 100 people came through the doors at Phoenix Books. Part of the store’s holiday celebrations, Dr….

Operation Bundle Up helps spread warmth

By Emily Cutts Correspondent In its seventh year, Operation Bundle Up: Coats for Kids of Rutland County distributed hundreds of free coats to 250 families in need. Project co-chairwoman Lisa…

Blood drive results please GOLM honcho

By Gordon Dritschilo Correspondent Organizer Steve Costello said he did not hear a goal for the Gift of Life Marathon blood drive until Tuesday, the final day. “Basically, we were…

Scouts helping their neighbors in need through a court of honor food drive

Traditionally a Boy Scout troop holds a Court of Honor to recognize the accomplishments of the scouts through the presentation of awards, rank advancements, merit badges, and activity patches. But…

Burr and Burton teacher wins humanities award

By Patrick McArdle Correspondent MANCHESTER — Burr and Burton Academy’s Sigourney “Sunny” Wright, who has taught in the Northshire for more than 30 years, will be honored as the Vermont…