Author: Duncan Campbell


Rutland hosts child abuse walk

The Saturday morning sun shines bright over Main Street Park in Rutland. The grassy quadrangle serves as neutral ground between the calmness of the townhouse-strewn neighborhood and the bustle of U.S. Route 7. There, a crowd of over 100 people wearing blue and pink T-shirts intermingles around the gazebo, while […]


Daley details the ’60s in Vt.

Photos courtesy of Duncan Campbell  Author and former Rutland Herald journalist Yvonne Daley unveiled her new book, "Going Up the Country: When the Hippies, Dreamers, Freaks, and Radicals Moved to Vermont." The Chaffee Art Center in Rutland opened a new exhibit featuring works from local artists profiled in the book. […]


Cannabis conference highlights opportunities

Photo courtesy of Sam Reiver Vermont LT. Gov David Zuckerman moderates the Cannabis Studies conference held at Castleton University.    Castleton University held its first cannabis studies conference on Sept. 13, produced by members of the Cannabis Certificate program, which is new to the curriculum this year. The purpose was […]


Busch upset with latest finish

We’re two weeks into the 2019 NASCAR Playoffs, and I have to be honest, not much has happened. The series has raced at Las Vegas and Richmond, both races were won by Martin Truex Jr. With those races, he has advanced into the next round of the playoffs. Besides the […]


Crowley’s week four fantasy sleepers

Ahhh, nothing like fantasy football. What a roller coaster of emotions it is. Nothing compares to the feeling you get when you lose by four points but one of your late-round stash wide receivers comes out of nowhere to drop 30 points. So, you put him in the following week […]


Injuries humble Spartans

Photo courtesy of Austin Crosier  Senior Austin Crosier looks to the sideline after a play last year.  Photo courtesy of Nick Reca  Senior Nick Reca gets taken down by a defender.    Sports injuries can be the most heartbreaking experiences a human can go through. Having to sit on the […]


Field hockey team perfect 2-0 in LEC

Photo courtesy of  Freshman Kaitlin Bardellini brings the ball upfield.   For the third time in the 2019-2020 season, the Castleton Spartans field hockey team shut out their opponent. This time, it was a 6-0 victory on the road against Framingham State University this past Saturday. The win featured […]


Spartans sports at a glance

Women’s Tennis Over the past two weeks, the women’s tennis team played Sage College and conference rival UMass-Dartmouth, losing both matches. Megan Nadler and Alexis Curley scored wins (Nadler: 6-2, 6-4, Curley: 6-3, 5-7, 10-8), with Curley’s match ending with a third set tiebreaker victory. Overall the team fell 7-2 […]


Lady Spartans stumble in Mass.

A rough weekend spent in Massachusetts saw the Spartans women’s soccer team drop games to conference opponent UMass-Boston on Saturday and two-time defending national champion Williams College on Sunday. With the losses, Castleton moves to 4-4 overall and 1-1 in Little East Conference  play. However, senior Makenzi Bellando is staying […]


Spartan racing

Photo courtesy of Noelle Cave  Castleton senior Mitchell LaFlam competes in the Spartan Sprint race at Killington. Fear and adrenaline are two words that would accurately describe the 2019 Spartan Sprint in the race’s founding town of Killington, Vermont. The Spartan obstacle courses, founded by Joe De Sena, has expanded […]