Starting with this issue, the Rutland Tribune merged with its sister paper the Green Mountain Outlook. The new combined publication will allow for an expanded free circulation area, something the paper has been field testing during the last month.
The name change and increased circulation was announced by Edward Coats, publisher of New Market Press in Middlebury. New Market Press publishes the newly merged Green Mountain Outlook and The Eagle of Addison County.
Coats said Green Mountain Outlook combines the former Rutland Tribune with the Green Mountain Outlook of southern Vermont now with a greatly expanded free distribution zone that encompasses Rutland and Windsor counties-from Brandon to Ludlow, including Chester, as well as the greater Rutland region and the Castleton-Fair Haven-Poultney area. Coats said the new publication will better serve readers and advertisers. "We felt the name Green Mountain Outlook better represented the expanded footprint of the paper," stated Coats.
Readers will notice that changes include colorful new graphics, more photographs, and increased community and feature news, according to Coats. He added, "We also plan to expand the news coverage in the region and hope to be making some additional announcements shortly with regards to those plans once we have things more defined."
Lou Varricchio, Editor