Gov. Phil Scott, left, uses an excavator during a ground- breaking ceremony for the Thomas W. Huebner Medical Office Building Monday at Rutland Regional Medical Center in Rutland. After getting acquainted, Scott showed Dr. Melbourne Boynton, right, how to dig a hole, which he promptly did fo…

A pair of lineman from Green Mountain Power work to set a power pole on the banks of the White River in Stockbridge between Route 100 and Blackmer Boulevard Monday afternoon.

Traffic resumes with two lanes on Route 7 which was closed from 6:45 a.m. to shortly after 10 a.m. Monday morning following flooding. At 11 a.m., the entrance to Post Road from Route 7 was still impassable.

Photographer and documentarian Adeline Praud, of Nantes, France, is back in town in anticipation of beginning her artist-in-residency at 77 Arts on Grove Street later this year. She’s here putting together research for a feature documentary she plans about Rutland’s challenges with modern ur…

Dozens of pink T-shirts were worn by attendees supporting Harper Rose Briar’s parents, Marissa Colburn and Blake Briar, not pictured, at Rutland criminal court Monday. Stacey L. Vaillancourt, not pictured, 53, of Rutland, was arraigned after being charged with manslaughter and cruelty to a c…

Shawn LaPlant, of Rutland, appears in Rutland criminal court Friday afternoon to be charged with second-degree murder in connection with the death of Alicia Harrington.

An abstract view of the Rutland skyline looking to the east greets visitors to the parking deck in Rutland City on Tuesday afternoon. At left is the spire of Grace Congregational Church and at right is First Baptist Church.

Chris Stanton holds Fair Haven’s new Pet Mayor, Lincoln, as she is sworn in by Town Clerk Suzanne DeChame, right, during a quick ceremony during a Select Board meeting Tuesday evening. Lincoln’s goat friend, Lucy, is at left.

David Younce, right, addresses the 2017 graduation ceremony at Mill River Union High School. On the left is Tyler Weideman, who was appointed principal following Todd Finn’s departure this year.

Erica Hurd addresses the crows at the Pittsfield town meeting in favor of Article 12, which would add a salaried library position at $15,600 for FY 2019. The measure passed in a vote, 44 to 22. Hurd is one of the volunteers who have been operating the library on a $940 yearly budget.

Pittsfield town officals work to count ballots at the altar inside the Pittsfield Federated Church, for the for a vote on Article 12, which would allocate 15,600 of town funds for a salaried position at the library. The article passed, 44-22.

Seen here is the top half of the Pittsfield Town Office, which houses the Roger Clark Memorial Library. The town of Pittsfield voted March 5, 2019 to establish a salaried position for the library of $15,600.

An owl in distress, recovered from a Rutland resident, recieves care at the VINS Animal Hospital in Quechee. According to Mary Graham, assistant executive director at VINS, the owl has experienced head trauma and possible rodenticide poisoning.

Lauren Adams, left, lead wildlife keeper at VINS, and avian care intern Caitlyn Robert conduct a preliminary exam on an owl in distress upon its arrival at the hospital.

Adam Taylor, superintendent of Rutland City Public Schools, apologizes at Tuesday’s School Board meeting about recent comments made at Castleton University.

In 1986, Sen. Patrick Leahy climbed Camel’s Hump with President Reagan’s EPA director to show him the terrible damage caused by acid rain. Soon after, Congress moved ahead with the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 that were signed into law by President George H.W. Bush.