Gary Rutkowski

Executive Editor

Gary sets page one priorities with reporters and fellow editors, assigns photographers and correspondents, edits articles, and selects and edits photos. He started at the Messenger as a reporter in 1974 and is often relied on for his memory of all-things-local, but he prefers to look forward. Gary and his wife, Cindy – avid readers and health-conscious types – have two grown children, Erin and Ryan, daughter-in-law Stacie, and a little granddaughter, Aliza. Gary grimaces when admitting that his first calling, rock ‘n’ roll, ended way back in 1971, but he still plays guitar and dabbles with the ukulele.

Email: gary@samessenger.com Phone: 802.524.9771 (ext. 121)

Stories by Gary Rutkowski:

Warren Hamm stands near one of the many displays in the Military Room in the St. Albans Historical Museum. Among the many goals he pursued as president of the institution was to personalize history, providing names of local people to help tell the community’s stories. Hamm stepped down as museum president on Saturday, after 24 years in the post.

Hamm closes chapter at museum

Warren Hamm stands near one of the many displays in the Military Room in the St. Albans Historical Museum. Among the many goals he pursued as president of the institution was to personalize history, providing names of local people to … Read more

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Franklin Grand Isle United Way on Saturday held its annual Kids Fair at St. Albans City Hall. Local UW agencies that receive education funding from UW were on hand to promote “Learning United.” City Hall auditorium was colorfully decorated as children were provided with ample opportunity for fun during a rainy day.

Learning United

Franklin Grand Isle United Way on Saturday held its annual Kids Fair at St. Albans City Hall. Local UW agencies that receive education funding from UW were on hand to promote “Learning United.” City Hall auditorium was colorfully decorated as … Read more

Engagement

Wedding

Anniversary

Reunion

Generations

Athlete of the Week

Video

Births

Obituary