Special Olympics pays tribute to Rutland coach

By Briana Bocelli Correspondent Behind every fine athlete like Brittany Corey is a coach who pushes for excellence. Scott Crawford, of the Rutland Eagles, was named Coach of the Year…

+FIVE: December 21-27, 2017

Gift of Life MarathonDec. 20 – 22Thurs., 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Fri., 8 a.m. – 4 p.mHoliday Inn (21 & 22)Route 7, RutlandStarting on Wednesday at Castleton U., the…

Arts Preview: December 21-27, 2017

MIDDLEBURYNYE at THTTwo local favorites — The Grift and Otter Creek Brewing — will team up at Middlebury’s Town Hall Theater for a rockin’ New Year’s Eve party.“We’ve had great…

It’s Christmas time!

Janet Clapp BOOKS CHECKED OUT Good cheer, family, traditions, gifts and gingerbread houses echo in the Christmas music and stories that surround us at this time of year. The books…

You can always come home

By JIM LOWE The Lowe Down Ignat Solzhenitsyn returned to his roots Dec. 9, performing a masterful solo piano recital at the Brattleboro Music Center in honor of his beginnings….

Last laughs: TV’s best comedies of 2017

By Jim Sabataso Correspondent It’s time once again to look back on the year in television. This week: the best comedies of 2017. The trend toward drama-tinged, prestige sitcoms doesn’t…

Food group hosts hunger event at GMC

By Katelyn Barcellos Staff Writer Hunger Free Vermont held a conference recently at Green Mountain College that included representatives from hunger-relief organizations around the state, who gathered to discuss hunger…

New Castleton president finding the way

By Katelyn Barcellos Staff Writer CASTLETON — Castleton University senior Olivia Maher is excited about the new university president. “She really embodies the Castleton Way,” Maher said about Dr. Karen…

Otter Valley runner makes great strides

By Briana Bocelli Correspondent In the final stretch of the race, the long-distance runner glanced at the finish line. She looked to her left, then to her right, then suddenly…

Spice is nice: Cranberries dress up this spicy Gingerbread

Steve Peters RUTLAND BITES Out of all the possible holiday treats, gingerbread is my favorite. But gingerbread is a loosely applied term. It can refer to cookies, cakes and breads….