Category Archives: Education

‘Be kinder than necessary’: Rutland High School graduates also advised: Keep your heads up

By Patrick McArdle Correspondent The 213 graduating members of the Rutland High School class of 2017 got a lesson Thursday in how to succeed from someone who has been there….

Use questions to find the way, solve problems

By Patrick McArdle Correspondent The 30 graduating seniors of Poultney High School heard about the importance of asking questions. Commencement speaker Janet Chandler, a global studies teacher who has been…

Volunteers honored for their work

By Lola Duffort Correspondent The paths that brought Amy Peacock and Aaron Korzun to Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports could not be more different. A pediatric physical therapist for nearly…

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Wonderfeet keeps growing

By Gordon Dritschilo Correspondent As the Wonderfeet Kids’ Museum gets more and more crowded, the rapidly growing local institution is looking to do more outside its walls. The museum just…

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Miller set to retire from city schools

By Lola Duffort Correspondent Rutland City Public Schools Superintendent Mary Moran — then second in command — remembers what she told her boss 17 years ago when Peter Miller’s application…

Burr and Burton teacher wins humanities award

By Patrick McArdle Correspondent MANCHESTER — Burr and Burton Academy’s Sigourney “Sunny” Wright, who has taught in the Northshire for more than 30 years, will be honored as the Vermont…

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Middlebury student’s app rewards drivers for not using phones

By Steve Zind Vermont Public Radio Vermont is one of 14 states that allow only hands-free cellphone use while driving, but it is still common to see drivers with a…

A top-flight school: Vermonters learn the ancient sport of falconry

By Emily Cutts Correspondent  It’s disconcerting the first time a hawk flies directly toward you and lands on your gloved hand. There is fear that this bird might decide the…

CSJ gets $2 million grant for upgrades

By Lola Duffort Correspondent College of St. Joseph in Rutland will receive $2.2 million through the next five years from the federal government to shore up graduation rates and enhance…

Tango takes Brandon

By Emily Cutts | Correspondent. As Orquesta Sin Trabajo played last Friday, couples glided across the floor of the Brandon Town Hall as part of the 10th annual Moonlight in Vermont…