Category Archives: Cover Story

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

Donovan, RHS class keep it civil

By Patrick McArdle A group of Rutland High School freshmen got a practical lesson last week in the importance of civility and good communication during a visit by Attorney General…

New sculpture now an open ‘Book’

By Patrick McArdle In contradiction of the old saying, something is now written in stone, with the unveiling of “The Jungle Book” in downtown Rutland. The book, written by Rudyard…

58th Annual Rutland Halloween Parade results

Rob Mitchell Co-editor On a warm, clear night in Downtown Rutland, the 58th Halloween Parade route was packed with spectators, and the floats and performances did not disappoint. It opened…

Family tree: Orchard owners’ roots get deeper

By Julia Purdy Correspondent MENDON — The Mendon Mountain Orchards family is going on four generations this year with the arrival of Amelia Charles. The apple orchards crown the hillside…

Haunted House Promises Local Thrills

This year’s Pittsford Fire Department Haunted House will run nightly October 20-21 and October 27-28 from 6-9 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under.

Women’s shelter begins NewStory

By Patrick McArdle Correspondent Rutland County Women’s Network & Shelter is telling a new story with the organization’s updated name, unveiled at an event last week at College of St….

You should be dancing (with the stars)

By Patrick McArdle Correspondent Fans can root for their favorites at the Dancing with the Rutland Stars event but organizers want everyone to know: It’s not a competition. Steve Costello,…

Rutland farm continues to a-maze

By PATRICK McARDLE Correspondent Changes to the annual corn maze at Hathaway Farm in Rutland Town are not unusual, but this year’s theme is a little more personal to the…

‘You felt like a Texan’

By Patrick McArdle Correspondent A helping hand was extended to the Lone Star State by six members of the Rutland City Fire Department, who traveled to Texas to join colleagues…

The Next Chapter: New challenges await retiring Rabbi Doug Weber and the Rutland Jewish Center

By Janelle Faignant We had only emailed twice, and already I had two things in common with Rabbi Doug Weber. Neither of us is on Facebook, and we both speak…