Visiting artist Jackie Lore, of Middlebury, talks about 77Art’s collaborative project with Rutland’s Roots the restaurant for which 10 artists from Sept. 22 to Oct. 17 will join diners to paint murals at the restaurant as a spectator event. From 5:30 to 8:30 each night there will be two arti…

Fair Haven Fire Department members, from left, Christopher Leipfert, former Chief Don Howard and Junior Firefighter Eli Charlton wash down the Fair Haven fire engine Thursday afternoon in preparation for the funeral of Whitehall firefighter James Brooks Jr. today. Brooks passed away after su…

A ceremonial first Vermont Rail passenger train rolls through downtown Middlebury on Friday morning to celebrate the end of a 10-week shutdown of Main Street and Merchants Row to complete the railroad tunnel through town. The work has been instrumental in making the western part of the state…

A double-crested cormorant wades in the Lake Champlain shallows on Thursday morning in West Addison. These prolific and controversial birds are considered by many fishermen to be a “nuisance” species, consuming up to a pound of small fish per day.

Ken Ruest, of Poultney, shows off an old 1850s-era doctor's buggy he has for sale at his home along Route 140 by the East Poultney Cemetery on Monday morning. Ruest has several antique buggies and carts for sale in his dooryard.