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SculptFest2016: 12 artists ‘Forecast Now’

By Janelle Faignant Arts Correspondent Is the weather subject to interpretation? If you’re an artist it is. The topic of weather might be a classic conversation filler, but as the…

Paying it back: Sisters of St. Joseph need your help

Janelle Faignant Correspondent A few months after graduating from high school Sister Shirley Davis and Sister Mary Harvey entered the convent at just 17 years old. That was in September,…

No place like home: RAVNAH celebrates 70 years of service

By Janelle Faignant Correspondent The brown ranch-style office where Rutland Area Visiting Nurses Association and Hospice resides sits back from busier nearby streets on peaceful Albert Cree Drive in Rutland….

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Chaffee exhibit: The art of water

Janelle Faignant Correspondent In the 1990s a dentist from Brattleboro started a quest to end suffering caused by contaminated water, and to help people everywhere get access to safe water….

Caring community: Fair Haven Concerned brings neighbors together to help those in need

By Janelle Faignant Correspondent Back in 1983, a community desire to connect neighbors during hard times inspired the beginning of Fair Haven Concerned. As FHC gathered volunteers to start a…

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Phoenix Books named a finalist for bookstore of the year by Publisher’s Weekly

By Janelle Faignant Correspondent Two weeks ago Michael DeSanto and Renee Reiner found out that industry giant Publisher’s Weekly had named their chain of independent bookstores among the nation’s finalists…

Doctor earns Hall of Fame honor

By Janelle Faignant Correspondent When Dr. Edgar Holmes answers the phone, his affable response to whether he has some time to talk is, “Sure, I’m retired, shoot.” Award recipients are…

Getting a new perspective on Rutland

By Janelle Faignant Artist Bill Ramage hopes his innovative creation will help to spark an arts renaissance in the city It’s like one of those jokes you just have to…

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‘Bad Jews’ aren’t alone

                            By Janelle Faignant Correspondent The title might be misleading. “I’d love to dispel any preconceptions about…

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Bringing the arts to life in Brandon

EMMA SERIES By Janelle Faignant Correspondent Three years ago a barren building once known as Building K of the Brandon Training School was given a second chance at life. The…