Cassel wins humanities honor

By Patrick McArdle Correspondent One of the Rutland High School teachers who introduced the Capstone program recently received what might be one of the capstones to her teaching career. Marsha…

Which Witch Book is Which?: Fiction

Janet Clapp BOOKS CHECKED OUT Pointy-hatted crones decorate spooky Halloween displays. On October 31 people in witch costumes of all sorts parade about the streets. The Salem witch trials still…

Discovering beauty in simplicity: Joe Davidian brings his jazz home to Vermont

By TOM HUNTINGTON THE ARTS Now based in New York City, Vermont-born jazz pianist and composer Joe Davidian has performed all over the world and played with a litany of…

Wish upon a Star Wars granted

By Patrick McArdle Correspondent The good news is that Rutland High School student Ryan Farrington is going with his parents to Disney World. The bad news is he got that…

City’s next sculpture tells a Story

By Patrick McArdle Correspondent While one sculpture is soon to be unveiled in Rutland, the next in a proposed series is announced and will have strong ties to Rutland’s past…

New butcher shop on the cutting edge

By Patrick McArdle Correspondent One of Rutland’s newest businesses is just trying to make ends meat. The Vermont Butcher Shop, which has already been doing business after a “soft” opening…

Longtime city school super Moran to retire

  By Patrick McArdle Correspondent After more than 20 years in Rutland City schools — including 17 as superintendent — Mary Moran has announced she will retire at the end…

Writer’s symposium honors journalist Greeley

By SUSAN SMALLHEER Staff Writer EAST POULTNEY — Horace Greeley was a giant of journalism in the 19th century who got his start in Vermont. Greeley’s connection to East Poultney…

Any way you slice it: A fall treat and a fond memory of home

Fran Sun RUTLAND BITES I feel like I do an awful lot of nostalgic reminiscing in this column. Maybe it’s because I’m so often reminded of dishes from my childhood…

Tricks and treats: Tips to keep Halloween safe for your pet

Dr. Anna Duntong-Gallagher OFF THE LEASH So far this year, my dog has had to wear three Halloween costumes simply for my entertainment. In case you were wondering: No, dogs…