Category Archives: Cover Story

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

Things that go bump

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Black River’s Andrea Stevens: One tough softball pitcher

By Tom Haley Staff Writer LUDLOW — Drivers complain about the roads this time of year in Vermont — those ribbons of asphalt that have been ravaged by the force…

RHS cheerleaders take regional title

Staff Report MANCHESTER, N.H. — The beat goes on for the Rutland High School cheerleaders. A squad that collects championships the way kids used to collect baseball cards has done…

The final word is Wood’s 200th victory

By BOB FREDETTE Staff Writer BURLINGTON — Mike Wood isn’t even on the Vermont Basketball Coaches Association’s list of coaches with 100 or more victories. The VBCA is going to…

Hands-on with disabilities

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Sunny side up: Local solar company sees expansion, growth

By Patrick McArdle Staff Writer Officials at Same Sun of Vermont say they’re aware of concerns about the solar industry, but say their business is doing well and expanding. Co-owner…

Diversification helps Nordic ski centers trudge onward

By KAREN D. LORENTZ Correspondent Given extreme cold and bountiful snow followed by a recent thaw, cross-country ski centers have had a challenging winter. They also report a good season…

Short and sweet? Warmth triggers early but perhaps brief start for sugaring

By Susan Smallheer Staff Writer Art Krueger and his crew started tapping their maple trees in January, determined not to lose the first major sap run of the 2018 season….

State of the Brew-union: Craft brewery, Killington’s newest attraction, on tap on the hill

By Robert Layman Staff Writer Perhaps it was on the ferry rides between Port Jefferson, New York, en route to Vermont that craft brewer Mike Philbrick finally connected with the…

Spending a snowy morning with Rutland City DPW

The morning of a snowstorm brings the street division at the Rutland City Department of Public Works to life. Snow last week caught most of the region off guard. What…