Vermont State Police Trooper Chris Brown, front, helps load up the air boat at Singing Cedars access point Tuesday in Orwell as the VSP Scuba Team conducts a search for Lee Wiktorski, of Benson.

Joe Gunter, Fair Haven town manager, stands in the upstairs room that is currently used for town recreation equipment storage. Gunter said Fair Haven will renovate the space to be used as a community center.

Nothing makes a town manager happier then getting new seating in a new office, and Fair Haven Town Manager Joe Gunter is no exception. Seen here, he carries in some new stylish seating for his office Thursday afternoon. The town municipal building is currently planning renovations.

See video at bit.ly/0208PickleMan - Mr. Pickle Man, of Rutland Town, describes his coming of age in Warwick, Rhode Island, dropping out of school at 15 and at the age of 17 joining the Army. When he mustered out he used his medical training as a foundation, worked in civilian hospitals as a …

Jan Williams, who most Green Mountain College students see before they grab a bite to eat, smiles at the check-in counter Wednesday afternoon in the Withey Dining Hall. Williams, who has worked at GMC for over 20 years and was quick to smile despite the news of the college closing at the end…

Green Mountain College students seeking a transitional institution take part in a fair with 9 colleges participating in GMC's teach-out agreement inside Withey Hall Wednesday afternoon. 

Some artifacts have no perceived meaning, so Kurt Fetter can only guess. Seen here, he hands over a stone that is angled in both ways. He speculates it was used to roll up fishing twine for storage.

Seen here is a sweet-grass basket, made by Inez Thompson Seymore, the aunt of Kurt Fetter, who lives in Akwesasne, a territory of the Mohawk Nation that is in the United States and Canada.

Rich Clark, professor of political science at Castleton University, speaks during a faculty assembly regarding the curriculum Tuesday at the Campus Center.

Carolyn Crowley Meub, executive director of Pure Water for the World, explains how the biosand water filter works at her home in Rutland on Friday.

The Rutland skyline basks in the sun Wednesday. Here and throughout Vermont, the recent government shutdown brought to the forefront fears of losing 3SquaresVT and Reach Up benefits.

Sandri Shaw, of Rutland, poses for a photo at the BROC food shelf in Rutland on Wednesday. Shaw does community service hours as a requirement for financial assistance programs for her and her 2½-year-old son. The program was jeopardized during the recent federal government shutdown.

Members of the crowd ask the Vermont attorney general questions during a forum hosted by the Rutland chapter of the NAACP at Rutland Free Library on Wednesday night.

Tabitha Pohl-Moore, president of the Rutland chapter of the NAACP, speaks during a forum she organized with the Vermont attorney general's office in the Nella Grimm Fox Room at Rutland Free Library on Wednesday night.

Tabitha Pohl-Moore, president of the Rutland chapter of the NAACP, stands with Vermont Attorney General T.J. Donovan at Rutland Free Library before starting a forum Wednesday night.

Shelby Wortman, a Unified Sports athlete, celebrates as she walks with her student partners and other athletes to an assembly at Rutland High School on Friday.

Pam Reed, associate principal at Rutland High School, smiles as the parade passes by students gathered outside Rutland Intermediate and Middle School on Friday.