Tag Archives: Katy Savage

Local News
August 8, 2018

‘The entire house was shaking’

By Katy Savage

LUDLOW—It felt like an earthquake or a hurricane and sounded like dominoes falling down on top of each other. All they could see was a cloud of dust.

“The entire house was shaking, the walls and ceiling were caving in,” said Leone…

Local News
August 8, 2018

Colleges count gaming as a sport

By Katy Savage

CASTLETON—Sitting before a screen may not seem like a sport, but colleges and universities are starting to offer gaming at the varsity level.

The College of St. Joseph added esports to its list of varsity sports last year while Castleton University announced

Local News
August 1, 2018

City could see first downtown hotel in decades

By Lani Duke and Katy Savage

RUTLAND—The former Rutland Herald building in downtown Rutland could become the city’s first downtown hotel.

DEW Construction, of Williston, has an option to purchase the building for $620,000.

“That’s considered to be a depressed area,” said DEW Vice President…

Local chef takes tips from Julia Child
Featured
July 25, 2018

Local chef takes tips from Julia Child

By Katy Savage

LUDLOW—Peter Dickinson remembers the time he made Julia Child an omelet.

He was 17 years old and a dishwasher at the Woodstock Inn and she was a guest.

“It was total happenstance,” Dickinson said. “I happened to…

Local News
July 25, 2018

New computer system causes tax bill glitch

By Katy Savage

Killington Town Clerk Lucrecia Wonsor was on the phone all day  Monday and Tuesday, a week ago, when hundreds of incorrect tax bills were sent to Killington homeowners.

“People were concerned because there were some that had been taxed…

For the love of animals
Local News
July 18, 2018

For the love of animals

By Katy Savage

CASTLETON—Janet Carini is the go-to veterinarian for investigations into animal cruelty cases.

The vet with 30 years of experience knows just what to look for.

In 2011, Carini provided documents and performed medical exams on 54 Labrador retrievers seized from a puppy…

Local News
July 18, 2018

New principal leads Barstow

By Katy Savage

A new principal has started her position at Barstow Memorial School. Bianca McKeen Bianca McKeen, who has worked in Rutland city schools since 2003, was chosen among 13 applicants.

“Ultimately, Bianca was chosen through this extensive process for her demonstrated leadership skills…

Teen golfers take on AJGA challenge, heat
Featured
July 11, 2018

Teen golfers take on AJGA challenge, heat

By Katy Savage

KILLINGTON—More than 140 golfers, ages 12-19, braved the heat wave for the American Junior Golf Association championship at Green Mountain National Golf Course (GMNGC), July 2-5.

The championship brings the best junior golfers in the world to Killington once a year. Players…

Local News
July 11, 2018

Pittsfield youth learn about town businesses

By Katy Savage

PITTSFIELD—As Vermont’s youth flee, the Roger Clark Memorial Library has a new program to get Pittsfield children interested in the area’s businesses.

About 30 students are participating in the All About Pittsfield program. Children take passports to different

business owners and ask…

Local News
July 4, 2018

Lyft comes to Rutland

By Katy Savage

After navigating roadblocks preventing Lyft’s expansion in Vermont, a bill signed by the governor June 19 has made it possible for the ride hailing company to expand statewide.

The popular transportation service available through an app went live in Rutland and Barre…