Category Archives: Cover Story

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

Glen Lake Vista with the Rutland Hikers

Robert Layman CASTLETON — Members of the Rutland-based Thursday hiking group ventured up the Glen Lake Vista Trail last week. Bob Perkins, one of the group’s many leaders, said attendance…

In tune: Ukulele club forms in Rutland County

By Robert Layman If you’re a ukulele player in Rutland County, you might have noticed a deficit of instrument-specific clubs, performances and jam sessions for your hobby. By chance, if…

Chittenden Day

Photos By Camron Paquette Chittenden’s Barstow Memorial School was transformed into a hub of community activity as vendors and families turned out for the 3rd annual Chittenden Day Celebration on…

The three musselteers: Species diversity is stagnant after years of decline

By Robert Layman Tucked away behind the Book Brothers Farm’s corn fields near the Cogman Bridge in West Haven, the Poultney River meanders west before turning south into Lake Champlain….

Vermonters cheer for third win in three years

PHOTOS BY JON OLENDER While New Hampshire has had the edge historically, Vermont has been on a tear, taking its third Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl win in three years last…

Church Replaces antique pipe organ

By Kate Barcellos Staff Writer St. Luke’s has a brand-new set of pipes. This spring, the beloved old reed organ in St. Luke’s Episcopalian Church, which was originally constructed by…

Flippin’ Out: Youth keep the skateboards moving

Staff Photos by Robert Layman Skaters have to start somewhere, and in Rutland, that somewhere is usually Flip Side Skatepark. This week’s People & Places shows the next generation learning…

Carving project reaches benchmark

By Patrick McArdle Staff Writer WEST RUTLAND — The town of Proctor is about to get benched. A group of young people who have ties to the town have created…

Sprouts Club helps kids find roots

By Kate Barcellos Staff Writer PITTSFORD — The Pittsford Village Farm isn’t just growing vegetables: It’s growing gardeners. And in Pittsford, they start them young. From 11 a.m. to noon…