Two years ago this week 17-year old Carly Ferro, a popular high school senior in Rutland, was killed by a driver police say was high on drugs.
For a city struggling to come to grips with its growing addiction problem, Ferro’s death was a gut-wrenching wake up call.
City officials say the tragedy galvanized people from all parts of the county to join forces and fight back in a grassroots effort called Project Vision.
Members of the group meet once a month at a church in downtown Rutland. At the most recent meeting, about 80 people filled the room.