Category Archives: Cover Story

Cover Stories – features and investigations on Rutland issues and topics of general interest.

Queens of the hill: Women-only mountain biking group takes to the heights

By Gordon Dritschilo Correspondent For the next few weeks, Friday is ladies night at the Killington Bike Park. The Divas of Dirt — an all-female mountain biking group organized by…

A good dog: State Police lose K-9 partner:

By Patrick McArdle Correspondent On June 23, Joseph Duca got the news every animal owner dreads: Buck, a Belgian Malinois who was only about 5, was sick and unlikely to…

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…

Interim Rutland Fire Chief William Lovett

By Courtney Widli Correspondent Born and raised in Rutland, it was following in his family’s footsteps that led Interim Rutland City Fire Chief William Lovett into the fire-fighting profession. When…

City resumes bench program to honor Ferro

By Patrick McArdle Staff Writer A new series of purple benches has been installed in the city in memory of a teenager who was killed by an impaired driver on…

Jimy Graham: The Siddhartha of the Blues

By George V. Nostrand Musician Jimy Graham’s been around the block, and around the world, playing everything from rock and blues to R & B and soul. Last time he…

Stars Converge: Seventh “Dancing with the Rutland Stars” has begun

By Courtney Widli Correspondent The room was filled with warm welcomes, excitement and a sense of fun, light-hearted competition as members of the season 7 “Dancing with the Rutland Stars”…

Partnership has a new leader

By Patrick McArdle Correspondent The new executive director for the Downtown Rutland Partnership already has strong links to the community, with a job at the Rutland Area Food Co-op, a…

Got Skills: Stafford students earn plethora of medals

By Patrick McArdle Correspondent Students at Stafford Technical Center earned 52 medals at this year’s Vermont SkillsUSA Leadership Conference, and 12 students will go to the national conference in June….

A Walking Miracle: A pitch, and Continued hope for young Nolan Alberty

By Tom Haley Mary Crawford was a key player on the 2002 Mount St. Joseph Academy girls basketball team. Then, one July day in 2012, Mary and her husband, Matt…