Category Archives: Featured Stories

A cruel joke: ‘Who is America?” asks a question we may not want answered

By JIM SABATASO Correspondent Sacha Baron Cohen has made a career of putting one over on people. On “Da Ali G Show” (2000-2004), the British comedian and master of disguise…

Q&A By Mike Sabataso: August 2, 2018

Have you ever had the experience of fishing before? If not would you ever try it? Christoffer Donahue Yes, I have, and my favorite kind of fishing is bass fishing….

Something hot brewing at Ruff Life

By PATRICK McARDLE Staff Writer It would be a rough life without coffee. Fortunately, downtown Rutland now has the Ruff Life Café, which has coffee. Ruff Life opened last Wednesday…

Happy Cow Cones: Ice cream for a cause

By Katelyn Barcellos Staff Writer Everyone remembers childhood summers waiting anxiously for that special music indicating the ice-cream man was on his way. Two years ago, Mark Foley Sr. decided…

Nurse’s book comforts anxious parents

By Kate Barcellos Staff Writer For parents of a child in the neonatal intensive care unit, waiting and wondering whether their newborn will be OK can be terrifying. Almost two…

Residents transform Pittsford farm

By Kate Barcellos Staff Writer PITTSFORD — If we reap what we sow, the town of Pittsford will be in for a mighty harvest thanks to ongoing efforts to revitalize…

Healthier Eating on a Limited Budget

By Lindsay Courcelle A HEALTHY DOSE If you have ever felt stretched when it comes to your food budget, you are not alone. Over the years, my family has developed…

+FIVE: July 26 – Aug 1, 2018

Must be somewhere?NoTown FestivalJuly 26-29Tweed River TubingJunction of Route 100 & Route 107StockbridgeFour days and three nights of music, community, camping on the Tweed River. Headliners include Bow Thayer, The…

READER BULLETINS: July 26 – Aug. 1, 2018

To list your event in the Reader Bulletins email editor@rutlandreader.comWALK TO CELEBRATE WORLD BREASTFEEDING WEEKTo help raise awareness and support of breastfeeding, as well as commemorate World Breastfeeding Week, (August…

Street comes alive Friday night

By KATE BARCELLOS Staff Writer Crowds began to gather around 4 p.m. Friday, lingering as orange cones were lined up to block off the lower section of Center Street. Tents…