Summertime and the living’s easy, mostly. Summer brings longer hours of daylight to do activities outside and often more free time. But it also brings increased heat, increased bugs (I think the mosquitos almost carried me away playing with the dogs in the yard) and more considerations for o…
You’ve heard of gnocchi, the Italian dumpling made with potatoes, but what about gnudi? Translated to English, the word “gnudi” means exactly what it sounds like, “nude.” That’s because this Tuscan take on gnocchi is similar to the filling of a ravioli. If you strip off the pasta, take the f…
Through my work as a therapist and through my life as someone committed to natural treatments as a first step to health, I have gotten to know many powerful healers in Vermont and around the country. One who has influenced both my life and my work is Dr. Sarah Wylie of Red Blossom Medicine, …
Let’s start with what “Shrill” isn’t: it isn’t a show about a fat woman taking pratfalls or being a cruel, easy punchline. It’s a confident, gently funny, slice-of-life show that benefits from the streaming model, where niche shows can find an audience, as it explores issues and characters y…
In Silicon Valley, the old adage “fake it ’til you make it” is often a guiding principle of fledgling startup companies. Sometimes, turning a good idea into a viable business and, potentially, revolutionizing society, requires a bit of smoke and mirrors. The danger, of course, is knowing how…
Watching “Arrested Development” is a lot like hanging out with an old friend. No matter how long you’ve been apart, you’re always happy to see them. And, like spending time with an old friend, that pull of nostalgia and shared memories makes it easy to fall into the same old routine. But at …
Growing up reading “X-Men” comic books, I never really considered the psychological toll fighting crime and saving the world would have on the young super-powered characters that often populated the teams. With few exceptions, the books often glossed over how traumatizing all that violence a…
It’s difficult to critique longstanding institutions. Over time, aged bodies like the Catholic Church or Congress become so towering and entrenched that even the sharpest criticisms tend to bounce off them or are waved off by defenders who dismiss them as subjective, petty, facile or ignoran…
Lily and Isabella Turner-Burrell, students in the Public Safety and Criminal Justice program at Stafford Technical Center, watched carefully last Tuesday afternoon as firefighter David Webinski tied a figure-eight knot behind the Rutland City Fire Station. The Turner-Burrell twins, along wit…
After more than half a century serving nonprofits in various capacities, including as chairman of the board of trustees and donor, Don Keelan has put together a book of columns that he hopes will keep nonprofits thriving in Vermont, especially after some high-profile setbacks.
PROCTOR — The floors are gleaming, the appliances pristine — The Market on West Street is open for business, boasting fine local fare and affordable prices.
Lissa Schneckenburger is a Brattleboro fiddler and singer-songwriter we have praised in music reviews before. She has taken her own experiences as a foster and adoptive parent and produced a 10-song album, “Thunder in My Arms,” that explores the emotions of children, birth mothers, adoptive and foster parents in a powerful CD.
In less than one month, the community and communities past, including childhood friends from across the country, have rallied to raise $14,000 of a $20,000 GoFundMe campaign for Leonard “Big Lenny” Montuori, his hot dog business and his ailing heart.
CASTLETON — As the oldest university in Vermont celebrated its 232nd commencement, former governor James Douglas begged students to remain, to build their lives, careers and families in Vermont, where the population is fast decreasing and aging.
The College of St. Joseph celebrated its final graduates on Saturday, the last 93 candidates to grace the stage in the college’s gymnasium.
POULTNEY— On a breezy, sunny morning, Green Mountain College’s lawn outside Griswold Libary shone bright with emerald gowns and fluffy yellow dandelions behind every ear, on each lapel, and clutched in bouquets in an overflowing crowd.
This week, a small group of what may be Rutland County’s future engineers will fly out west to test their problem-solving, physics and current-events knowledge against 70 teams from around the world.
WEST RUTLAND — When Christine Blasey Ford gave her testimony last fall accusing now-Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her when they were teenagers, the hearing divided the country.
IRA — On a cold, windy morning, the Ann Story Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, with the help of a New Orleans couple, dedicated the markers on the gravestones of two veterans, a father and son, of the war of independence.
CLARENDON — Their professional names are Nana, Mom-Mom and Grandma Maggie, and they’re in it for the hugs.
Rutland, VT: On April 16, the Castleton University Women’s Hockey Team presented a donation of $2,831 in the form of a giant pink check, to the Foley Cancer Center in support of RRMC’s Breast Care Program. These proceeds were raised from the annual Pink the Rink event held on January 25, 201…
Twenty years ago a vacant storefront on Route 7 that was being used for storage caught the eye of renowned folk artist Warren Kimble. It was owned by a local bank, which agreed to hang art in its windows when Kimble proposed the idea. He didn’t know it at the time, but Brandon Artists Guild …
MONTPELIER, Vt. — Community College of Vermont (CCV) will offer seven new certificate programs beginning in the fall 2019 semester.
One of Rutland’s newest families, Jeanette and Shawn Langston and their two children are still getting settled. They are staying at the Best Western while they wait to close on a house in June, and their 7-year-old son started first grade last week.
His hot dogs are legend, his spirit eternal: Leonard Montuori, or “Big Lenny” as he’s often called, is Rutland’s premier smooth-talking, sauce-wielding, self-made icon who, for 15 years, made his home on the side of Route 7 selling hot dogs, kielbasa, sodas and ice-cream.
The resettlement of refugees in Vermont has been a controversial issue from the beginning. But it inspired photographer Michelle Saffran and writer David French to collaborate on an art exhibit that would focus on what for them is the root of the issue: humanity.
PAWLET — The old Lesley Iron Works building on Route 153 in West Pawlet could be taking “green business” to a new level: In a notice of an Act 250 permit from April 3, Castleton resident Anthony Traficanti said he hopes to remodel it into a medical marijuana and hemp processing facility.
The county planning commission has announced a partnership with a workforce development group that both hope will bolster the local labor pool.
David Carlson, a New York City native, hoped to be on his way to a life in movies and television, but ended up at the Turning Point Center in Rutland instead.
Are horse owners what’s keeping former dairy farms afloat? And just how many horses are there in Vermont? These are some of the questions the Vermont Horse Council wants to answer, as it believes horses play a larger role in the state’s economy than many think.
Lt. Michael Dion, the new station commander for the Rutland barracks of Vermont State Police, admits he doesn’t know Rutland County like the back of his hand, but he’s determined to put more than 13 years of experience to use as soon as possible.
Hundreds of students, inventors, engineers and guest educators gathered at Rutland High School last week for the sixth annual Global Issues Network conference to learn about the world now, the world as it could be, and how the youth of Vermont could have a hand in shaping it.
Musician Toby Walker is known for his fingerstyle guitar and unique sound, blending blues, country, bluegrass, old-time jazz and rock. But he’s also known for his storytelling during shows.