City to harvest infested pines

By Susan Smallheer Staff Writer Rutland City will harvest thousands of red pine trees on 150 acres in the city’s forest and watershed in Mendon, before the trees die and…

From the ground up: Habitat for Humanity volunteers build a Rutland home

By Gordon Dritschilo Staff Writer Elizabeth Stallings said she has learned she’s pretty good with a saw and terrible at lifting anything heavy. Stallings was one of about a dozen…

What did you do this summer?: Asking new questions

Joanna Tebbs Young CIRCLES OF COMMUNITY “What did you do this summer?” That has to be the oldest, most boring back-to-school question ever. WSYB’s Kenn Hayes told me once that…

Humor, humanity revealed in ‘American Buffalo’

By Jim Lowe THE LOWE DOWN It’s David Mamet at his funniest — until it isn’t. Dorset Theatre Festival opened a brilliant production of Mamet’s masterpiece, “American Buffalo,” with a…

Summer’s bounty: Here’s a tasty way to serve up almost anything from your garden

Steve Peters RUTLAND BITES Sometimes I find myself with an assortment of small quantities of food. A couple of carrots, an ear of corn, a piece of cabbage, a few…

Cat tales: Common misconceptions about our feline friends

Dr. Anna Dunton-Gallagher OFF THE LEASH Last week there was a national day to take your cat to the veterinarian. While we sadly didn’t see cats all day on that…

READER BULLETINS: August 24-30, 2017

To list your event in the Reader Bulletins email editor@rutlandreader.comANNUAL RUMMAGE/FLEA MARKETSt. Peter’s Catholic Church, 85 South Maple St. Vergennes — August 23 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Full-price day;…

Book-centric: Randal Smathers brings a love of books and community

By Courtney Widli Correspondent It was a combined passion for books, reading and the Rutland community that led Randal Smathers to a career in library and information services. Recently named…

+FIVE: August 24-30, 2017

BIG SPROUTS TOOA Benefit for the Little SproutsAug. 246 – 8 p.m.Wonderfeet Kids’ Museum11 Center St.RutlandSmall bites and heavy appetizers — grown-up versions of childhood favorites showcasing ingredients from the…

With friends like these: ‘Difficult People’ is vicious as ever

By Jim Sabataso Correspondent “Difficult People” is the type of comedy that doesn’t ask a lot of you. In a moment when so many sitcoms — “Master of None,” “Louie,”…