Category Archives: Cover Story

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

An evening with the Hill Climbers

Photos by Rober Layman More than 50 young mountain bikers amassed at the trailhead for Pine Hill Park in Rutland on Monday night. Divvying up into small skill-based groups, they…

Boy, 11, asks public for some space

By KATE BARCELLOS Staff Writer CASTLETON — It was Father’s Day, and the Carlson-Pontos decided to have a barbecue. Karleen, her husband Arnie, and their three adopted children — Angel,…

Proctor graduation: ‘I can’t wait to see what we become’

B y Tom Haley Staff Writer PROCTOR — The Proctor community has been a soccer hotbed, so it was not surprising that the six students in the class of 2018…

OV graduation: ‘We won’t back down’

By Patrick McArdle Staff Writer BRANDON — The 75 members of Otter Valley Union High School’s Class of 2018 got a bleak warning from their valedictorian, but he quickly followed…

Mill River Grads urged to motivate others

By Gordon Dritschilo Staff Writer Mathew Mathews said a tragedy made him abandon his graduation speech. The Mill River Union High School Class of 2018 salutatorian said he had looked…

Rutland High School ‘Hero’s’ story starts now

By Gordon Dritschilo Staff Writer The graduates of Rutland High School’s Class of 2018 were advised on how to make their journey heroic. The commencement speaker for the graduation ceremony…

Season Eight DWTRS Cast Announced

By Courtney Widli Coming together for a common cause and some casual community competition, cast members of the annual Dancing with the Rutland Stars met for the first time in…

MSJ graduation ‘We can be the reason’

By Gordon Dritschilo Staff Writer Bishop Christopher Coyne told Mount St. Joseph Academy’s class of 2018 there had been many times he thought he was finished learning. The bishop told…

CSJ reveals its next leader at graduation

By Gordon Dritschilo Staff Writer College of St. Joseph has hired an administrator from Ohio as its next president. Dr. Jennifer Scott has been selected to take over next month…

‘How cool is that?’: Stafford Tech graduates are given a mission

By Gordon Dritschilo Staff Writer A Stafford Technical Center alumna told its 2018 graduates that the key to success is to keep learning. Andrea Shahan, who delivered the keynote address…