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Local News
January 4, 2017

Vermont: who leaves, who stays

By Julia Purdy

There is bad news about population loss in six U.S. states, according to governing.com, which lists Illinois, West Virginia, Connecticut, Mississippi, Maine and Vermont as the states with the most concerning demographics, (“The States with Declining Populations,” Jan. 19, 2016). The article…

Local News
December 28, 2016

VFFC Health Care Share innovates with food Rx

By Julia Purdy

RUTLAND—Wednesday, Dec. 21, was the final day of the 2016 season for eligible households to pick up a hefty shopping tote stuffed with fresh, local farm produce at the Vermont Farmers’ Food Center at 251 West Street in Rutland, site of the…

Local News
December 21, 2016

Tattersall reflects on 21 years downtown

By Julia Purdy

RUTLAND—The word is out: Tattersall’s Clothing & Accessories, 96 Merchants Row, will close its doors in mid-January after 21 years in its current location. Owner Christine Tattersall told the Mountain Times that she has tried to promote the sale of the business…

Local News
December 21, 2016

Recycling is nothing new

 

American’s made strides in efficiency and recycling during war rations By Julia Purdy

Seventy-five years ago, on Dec. 8, 1941, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt went to Congress to ask for a declaration of war. The previous day, Japanese military planes had bombarded the U.S….

The Syrian Experience as Art speaks to humanity
Local News
December 1, 2016

The Syrian Experience as Art speaks to humanity

By Julia Purdy RUTLAND—Americans who took ancient history in school probably remember learning about the Valley of the Tigris and Euphrates, or the Fertile Crescent, often called the cradle of civilization. Literature scholars probably have read the Gilgamesh Epic. That is Syria—also the ancient land…

Local News
November 22, 2016

Inside Rutland’s gig economy

By Julia Purdy “Gig economy” is a term relatively unknown in Rutland. Musicians and performers used the term “gig” to mean engagements from one-night stands in concerts or coffee houses to theater runs that had to be supplemented by the “day job” waiting table or…