Category Archives: Front page

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Drama encore in Proctor

By Gordon Dritschilo Correspondent When the curtain goes up for the first time in more than a decade, it will be on an all-new stage. Proctor Junior-Senior High School has…

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Jay Ottaway: Crossing musical times & genres

By George V. Nostrand Staff Writer “The Jay Ottaway Band — Live in Europe,” album lays down a driving, rollicking sound right off the bat. It’s the type of CD…

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Blues behind bars

By George Nostrand It’s a Friday evening and John Cassarino is relaxing on the couch with his three dogs in his man-cave slash music room. Surrounded by shelves of records,…

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Ceol-VT style

By George Nostrand While St. Patrick’s Day was clearly an Irish holiday, to begin with, it’s been the Americans who have turned the celebration of the saint into the party…

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A passion for words: Rutland native David Franzoni excels at what he loves

By Janelle Faignant Correspondent This past Thursday, AMC was playing the movie, Gladiator. The blurb in the channel guide boasts Russell Crowe and Joaquin Phoenix in the movie, but it…

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Chaffee’s Challenge: Moving on, from one inspiration to another

By Janelle Faignant Correspondent “‘Where are they now?’ Is that the theme? I’m still alive,” Rick Chaffee says with a laugh. Rick is the Chaffee in Chaffee Art Gallery. His…

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Home again: Journalist and author Yvonne Daley has returned to Rutland with more stories to tell

By Janelle Faignant Correspondent It’s fitting for journalist, professor and author Yvonne Daley to kick off a “Where Are They Now” series, because she celebrates a birthday the week this…

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“Newly” weds will pack the Paramount

By Catherine Twing Correspondent Whether they’ve been married over 60 years or only a few months, eight local couples will all be “newlyweds” on February 11 when the Paramount Theater…

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Rutland student joins in DC rally

By Patrick McArdle Correspondent She may have been in Washington, D.C., as one resident of a small state, but Rutland High School senior Molly Engels said the experience made her…

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A magical ride through USA and life

By Tom Haley Correspondent Imagine the scene: You’re pedaling your bicycle on a Texas highway and a car passes with the lyrics of “Against The Wind” by Bob Seger and…