Actor and director Gary Smith has performed in multiple productions of “A Christmas Carol” around the country. He’s seen many, many more. And he was quite sure he knew what it was about — then he ran across the original novella by a guy named Dickens.
KILLINGTON — The World Cup is back this weekend, though Killington Ski Resort isn’t expecting as many people to attend this year because of the pandemic.
Laura Romei, left, of Berlin, selects a gift from flannel fairy Katie Trautz, with Montpelier Alive, during the annual Flannel Friday shopping promotion in downtown Montpelier on Friday.
Thanksgiving diners were back on Thursday although dinners hadn’t gone away.
In Downtown Rutland, two church steeples are pictured while evening twilight begins to fade.
In Rutland City at the Vermont Farmers Food Center, Alyssa Dufresne and her pup receive a Thanksgiving meal distributed from Grace Davy, coordinator of the local ‘Everyone Eats’ program.
A school bus travels along on its morning route in North Clarendon.
Near West Haven, bales of hay adorn green fields.
In North Clarendon, lenticular type clouds are pictured in the sky as morning light begins to emerge
The Vermont House stands for the Pledge of Allegiance at the start of a special Session of the Senate on Monday to discuss draft proposed Bill 21-1038 to turn mask mandates over to municipal authorities. More details on A5.
A birch in the woods of Middletown Springs gives a strong hint that something was out of the ordinary when it was growing.
At the Chaffee Art Center in Rutland City, a merry display of gingerbread houses are seen inside the gallery. The gallery open house will take place from noon to 2 p.m. today.
The GE Women’s Network delivered 40 turkeys that they fundraised to purchase for the BROC Community Food Shelf. BROC CEO Tom Donahue, left, reports the group plan to visit BROC on Monday with a check for funds raised from the employees at GE’s Rutland Plant for BROC’s food shelf.
In Rutland Town, the morning sun is pictured shining over the horizon.
Muddy Pond has emptied into the Rutland Country Club, according to city officials.
BRANDON — The Rutland County Parent Child Center is investing in its Brandon facility thanks to a recent grant.
In Chittenden after a rainstorm, a mountain top still holding some fall color is pictured with a lone house perched below as fog rolls through the trees.
MONTPELIER — Sen. Patrick Leahy has announced he will not seek re-election, saying, “It’s time to come home.”
In Downtown Rutland, Stuff-A-Bus returns to launch the giving season. Cash or check will be accepted for donations this year. Today is the last day to show support for this fundraising event.
A vibrant sunset is pictured lighting up the sky above Center Street in Downtown Rutland.
In Rutland City, a Carrara truck pours out concrete while Lou Garafano spreads it with a rake.
BRANDON — Otter Valley Union High School’s fall musical promises to be mysterious and spooky and altogether “ooky.”
At the corner of West and Main Street, Justin Sinkevich, Gregory Thayer and Terry Burke wave two American flags and a Marine Corps flag in remembrance and celebration of our troops. Motorists honked their support while passing by.
PITTSFORD — The Navy wasn’t ready for Cathy Rider when she joined in 1971.
BARRE — Moe Fortier earned the right to sit and on Thursday — 69 years to the day the Barre Town man boarded a truck for a three-stop trip that ended in Korea — he arrived at City Hall Park armed with a lawn chair.
When the Rutland Herald first contacted us to ask if we’d like to write a column, the first reaction was, “Wow! What an opportunity!” So, the first thing is to thank the editors for asking. After all, the Poultney Area Chamber of Commerce isn’t the largest in the state. It doesn’t make news …
In North Clarendon, sunlight shines through trees as it rises into the sky.
In Rutland City, early morning light casts an autumnal glow over Route 7.
A pristine reflection is captured at Beaver Pond in Proctor.
In Rutland Town, the sunlight is seen shining through partially bare trees.
CASTLETON — An historic building will be the home of a new museum and learning space at Castleton University.
Sometimes an artifact is all that it takes to spark a research project. Several weeks ago, an old friend handed me a curious envelope, slightly yellowed with age. It was addressed to a gentleman in Barre.
In North Clarendon, dawn is just breaking over the mountains.
A ‘wolf tree’ long past its prime still stands guard in a clearing in Middletown Springs as the trees in the background deliver one last show of color.
CASTLETON — Dennis Jensen was hoping to at least make his money back when he entered the $1,000 Seniors Championship tournament at the 2021 World Series of Poker, held in Las Vegas in the last week of October.
Paul Gallo says the Paramount Theatre looks at the Richardson Building and sees almost unlimited opportunity.
One of downtown’s longest vacancies is poised to end.
A grouping of pumpkins lends some color to the scene at Middletown Springs Elementary School on an otherwise dreary day.
A winged wedge or Bucker plow sits at the front of the line at the rail yard in Rutland City. The winged wedge design, dating back to the mid-1800s, was originally used to clear snow from tracks out West. It’s still used today.
FAIR HAVEN — A battery charger is believed to be the cause of a fire that damaged a workshop on Colvin Road on Tuesday.
Prior to last year’s organizational merger, which resulted in the creation of the Chamber & Economic Development of the Rutland Region, the Rutland Region Chamber of Commerce hosted the 2020 Real Rutland Feud in Downtown Rutland. Like most events this past year, the Real Rutland Feud for…
Vermont found steel — including a fire hydrant — provide the shape of Gouhua Xu’s 2013 sculpture ‘Across Time and Space,’ which is on display at the West Rutland Art Park.
The Wheels for Warmth program returned from its pandemic-induced hiatus. Tom Donahue, chief executive officer of BROC Community Action, which helps host the event, said Monday that it made at least $18,500 from direct tire sales alone. The money helps those in need to heat their homes.
MONTPELIER — The U.S. Senate on Monday confirmed Beth Robinson as one of two of President Joe Biden’s Democratic picks for the appeals courts.
In Shrewsbury, a winding dirt road heads into the mountains.
A small waterfall is pictured near Lefferts Pond in Chittenden
Two people were sent to the hospital Friday afternoon after a fire at a Dana Avenue home.
In the mountains of Shrewsbury, a herd of cattle keep a healthy social distance.
A vehicle travels up a hillside on Post Road in Rutland Town.
Near Lincoln Hill Road in Shrewsbury, a bright view is seen of the farmland in the valley.