Category Archives: Cover Story

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

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…

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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…

Smash and patch: A morning with the repair women

Photos and text by Robert Layman Morgan Overable’s shop classroom isn’t your typical desk-and-chair learning environment. The main room consists of a piece of plywood on top of two sawhorses…

Curler in for the long run

By Tom Haley Staff Writer The College of St. Joseph campus is all dressed up in its winter wedding gown white, making thoughts of a sun-kissed baseball diamond difficult —…

Green Mountain College’s annual MLK event

This year’s Martin Luther King Celebration event at Green Mountain College focused on the theme “Freedom from Oppression.” Dozens of people gathered on the steps of Ames Hall with homemade…