Lissa Schneckenburger is a Brattleboro fiddler and singer-songwriter we have praised in music reviews before. She has taken her own experiences as a foster and adoptive parent and produced a 10-song album, “Thunder in My Arms,” that explores the emotions of children, birth mothers, adoptive …
In less than one month, the community and communities past, including childhood friends from across the country, have rallied to raise $14,000 of a $20,000 GoFundMe campaign for Leonard “Big Lenny” Montuori, his hot dog business and his ailing heart.
CASTLETON — As the oldest university in Vermont celebrated its 232nd commencement, former governor James Douglas begged students to remain, to build their lives, careers and families in Vermont, where the population is fast decreasing and aging.
POULTNEY— On a breezy, sunny morning, Green Mountain College’s lawn outside Griswold Libary shone bright with emerald gowns and fluffy yellow dandelions behind every ear, on each lapel, and clutched in bouquets in an overflowing crowd.
The College of St. Joseph celebrated its final graduates on Saturday, the last 93 candidates to grace the stage in the college’s gymnasium.
This week, a small group of what may be Rutland County’s future engineers will fly out west to test their problem-solving, physics and current-events knowledge against 70 teams from around the world.
WEST RUTLAND — When Christine Blasey Ford gave her testimony last fall accusing now-Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her when they were teenagers, the hearing divided the country.
There’s a new captain at the helm of Rutland Youth Theatre, who is returning to her grandparents’ home and that of her alma mater, after a life teaching theater in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
CASTLETON — The sun broke through on what started as a dark and rainy Saturday at Castleton University as both the runners participating in Girls on the Run Vermont and its local founder raced toward their finish lines.
The Mount St. Joseph Academy Boys Basketball Team was at the Statehouse in Montpelier recently to be honored and hear the reading of the resolution for their recent state championship.
IRA — On a cold, windy morning, the Ann Story Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, with the help of a New Orleans couple, dedicated the markers on the gravestones of two veterans, a father and son, of the war of independence.
One of Rutland’s newest businesses is helping over 200 clients find their center, and it’s been one month since its grand opening.
Judge Cortland Corsones has taken over the Rutland County drug treatment court after the death of Judge Francis McCaffrey at the end of October.
CLARENDON — Their professional names are Nana, Mom-Mom and Grandma Maggie, and they’re in it for the hugs.
Rutland, VT: On April 16, the Castleton University Women’s Hockey Team presented a donation of $2,831 in the form of a giant pink check, to the Foley Cancer Center in support of RRMC’s Breast Care Program. These proceeds were raised from the annual Pink the Rink event held on January 25, 201…
Twenty years ago a vacant storefront on Route 7 that was being used for storage caught the eye of renowned folk artist Warren Kimble. It was owned by a local bank, which agreed to hang art in its windows when Kimble proposed the idea. He didn’t know it at the time, but Brandon Artists Guild …
Danielle Monroe had a big week recently on Center Street.
MONTPELIER, Vt. — Community College of Vermont (CCV) will offer seven new certificate programs beginning in the fall 2019 semester.
One of Rutland’s newest families, Jeanette and Shawn Langston and their two children are still getting settled. They are staying at the Best Western while they wait to close on a house in June, and their 7-year-old son started first grade last week.
His hot dogs are legend, his spirit eternal: Leonard Montuori, or “Big Lenny” as he’s often called, is Rutland’s premier smooth-talking, sauce-wielding, self-made icon who, for 15 years, made his home on the side of Route 7 selling hot dogs, kielbasa, sodas and ice-cream.
Easter Bunny Visits
About 30 clients of the Open Door Mission got an early Easter dinner last Friday, served by staff members from Casella Waste Systems.
Rutland County Head Start is adding another classroom in an effort to help Rutland’s children catch up to the rest of the state.
The resettlement of refugees in Vermont has been a controversial issue from the beginning. But it inspired photographer Michelle Saffran and writer David French to collaborate on an art exhibit that would focus on what for them is the root of the issue: humanity.
PAWLET — The old Lesley Iron Works building on Route 153 in West Pawlet could be taking “green business” to a new level: In a notice of an Act 250 permit from April 3, Castleton resident Anthony Traficanti said he hopes to remodel it into a medical marijuana and hemp processing facility.
A group of College of St. Joseph graduates is planning events for the first weekend in May, just two weeks before what’s expected to be the school’s final commencement ceremony.
The county planning commission has announced a partnership with a workforce development group that both hope will bolster the local labor pool.
Officers with the Rutland City Police Department are hoping to find more local kids who want to learn about law enforcement and join the bi-weekly cadet program.
The return of outdoor downtown movie nights is part of the plan for the Center Street Marketplace Park this summer.
Let’s start with what “Shrill” isn’t: it isn’t a show about a fat woman taking pratfalls or being a cruel, easy punchline. It’s a confident, gently funny, slice-of-life show that benefits from the streaming model, where niche shows can find an audience, as it explores issues and characters y…
David Carlson, a New York City native, hoped to be on his way to a life in movies and television, but ended up at the Turning Point Center in Rutland instead.
Are horse owners what’s keeping former dairy farms afloat? And just how many horses are there in Vermont? These are some of the questions the Vermont Horse Council wants to answer, as it believes horses play a larger role in the state’s economy than many think.
Musician Toby Walker is known for his fingerstyle guitar and unique sound, blending blues, country, bluegrass, old-time jazz and rock. But he’s also known for his storytelling during shows.
In Silicon Valley, the old adage “fake it ’til you make it” is often a guiding principle of fledgling startup companies. Sometimes, turning a good idea into a viable business and, potentially, revolutionizing society, requires a bit of smoke and mirrors. The danger, of course, is knowing how…
Lt. Michael Dion, the new station commander for the Rutland barracks of Vermont State Police, admits he doesn’t know Rutland County like the back of his hand, but he’s determined to put more than 13 years of experience to use as soon as possible.
Hundreds of students, inventors, engineers and guest educators gathered at Rutland High School last week for the sixth annual Global Issues Network conference to learn about the world now, the world as it could be, and how the youth of Vermont could have a hand in shaping it.
William Wilson wrote in his autobiography that his time in Rutland laid the groundwork for who he would later become.
Watching “Arrested Development” is a lot like hanging out with an old friend. No matter how long you’ve been apart, you’re always happy to see them. And, like spending time with an old friend, that pull of nostalgia and shared memories makes it easy to fall into the same old routine. But at …
David Gilman said he loves watching people discover what it’s like to see clearly.
Four women were recognized last month by FarVision’s Evolve Rutland group as the city’s next generation of women leaders in their industry.
What’s Ballyhoo? You could say it’s a really, really important date. One that could determine the rest of your life.
KILLINGTON — Every year for the past 35 years, the fourth-grade classes at Killington Elementary School wait anxiously for the lengthening daylight and warmer temperatures, when the sweet sap of their maple trees begins to flow.
Growing up reading “X-Men” comic books, I never really considered the psychological toll fighting crime and saving the world would have on the young super-powered characters that often populated the teams. With few exceptions, the books often glossed over how traumatizing all that violence a…
While the Saturday Sprouts Program at the Winter Farmers Market might be aimed at children, it’s their parents who may truly be the ones appreciating it.
KILLINGTON — Sixth graders found a creative, entrepreneurial way to keep their playground balls from disappearing down the side banks and landing in nearby creeks: start a business and raise money for a net.
KILLINGTON — For Rutland’s special olympians, there’s always something new to learn.
Barbie doll celebrated her 60th birthday with worldwide sales topping $1 billion in 2018. Castleton artist Sandy Mayo curated a new art show, “Barbie, Brains and Pink Hats,” and invited local womanly artists to contribute works to celebrate the gender journey from high heels to pink protest hats.
It’s difficult to critique longstanding institutions. Over time, aged bodies like the Catholic Church or Congress become so towering and entrenched that even the sharpest criticisms tend to bounce off them or are waved off by defenders who dismiss them as subjective, petty, facile or ignoran…
Officials at College of St. Joseph are not naming a potential partner who could help the school retain its accreditation, but Jay Kenlan, chairman of the college board of trustees, said the board voted unanimously to support a plan put forward by President Jennifer Scott.
For the past 100 years, the American Legion has been bidding farewell to old members while welcoming new ones, and to keep up it will have to embrace technology and change, according to current and former leaders.