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…

Pet preparedness: How to keep your four-footed family members safe during an emergency

Dr. Anna Dunton-Gallagher OFF THE LEASH I was recently watching some footage from the hurricanes last year, hearing statistics about the number of pets lost and thinking about disasters and…

Rumpus! The Best of Rutland County’s storytellers are coming to town

Joanna Tebbs Young CIRCLES OF COMMUNITY Earlier this year, a crew from CBS News came to Vermont on a fly-by visit (literally — they used a drone for some footage)…

Carving project reaches benchmark

By Patrick McArdle Staff Writer WEST RUTLAND — The town of Proctor is about to get benched. A group of young people who have ties to the town have created…