Category Archives: Cover Story

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

‘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…

Painting the town … young: The third annual Young Professionals Summit of Vermont comes to Rutland

By Rob Mitchell Co-editor Downtown Rutland will get an influx of youth on Saturday, as the third annual Young Professionals Summit of Vermont comes to the Paramount Theatre. Millenials from…

Returning to the street that’s a neighborhood: Edgerton

By Gordon Dritschilo Staff Writer Edgerton Street’s eldest residents sat in the shade reminiscing as its youngest residents played volleyball with a net erected across the street. More than 100…

Book-centric: Randal Smathers brings a love of books and community

By Courtney Widli Correspondent It was a combined passion for books, reading and the Rutland community that led Randal Smathers to a career in library and information services. Recently named…

National magazine honors RRMC

By Patrick McArdle Correspondent Rutland Regional Medical Center was the only Vermont hospital named last week by U.S. News and World Report as a “Best Regional Hospital.” Rutland Regional was…

Catching on early

By Patrick McArdle Correspondent Unlike many anglers, Brooke Flewelling seems to appreciate fishing more than bragging about the big ones she landed, but at 7, maybe she’s just learning some…

Summer blues for all: It’s blueberry picking season in the Green Mountains

By Susan Smallheer Correspondent GOSHEN — The usually spectacular view from Hogback Mountain of Romance Mountain, Mount Horrid, Pico and Killington was shrouded in mist and fog last week, where…

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…