Spring is a rainy season. Seattle is a rainy city. Combine the two and you might expect a washout. Yet, Seattle just experienced its driest March in 75 years. It may be a fluke, or perhaps climate change will make the Emerald City a fine spring getaway for us Vermonters, where winter continu…
Ancient healing techniques are becoming more commonplace in our country as people recognize the benefits of a multidisciplinary approach to health. One of these is Ayurveda, which is considered by many scholars to be the oldest healing science. Ayurveda, which means “The Science of Life” in …
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…
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.
Four women were recognized last month by FarVision’s Evolve Rutland group as the city’s next generation of women leaders in their industry.
What’s Ballyhoo? You could say it’s a really, really important date. One that could determine the rest of your life.
KILLINGTON — Every year for the past 35 years, the fourth-grade classes at Killington Elementary School wait anxiously for the lengthening daylight and warmer temperatures, when the sweet sap of their maple trees begins to flow.
KILLINGTON — Sixth graders found a creative, entrepreneurial way to keep their playground balls from disappearing down the side banks and landing in nearby creeks: start a business and raise money for a net.
Three players on the 2019 Fair haven Union High School state championship team have older sisters who were members of the 2016 Fair Haven title squad. They gathered downstairs in the Barre Auditorium after beating Lake Region in the championship game. They are, left to right, Kelsey and Katr…
Barbie doll celebrated her 60th birthday with worldwide sales topping $1 billion in 2018. Castleton artist Sandy Mayo curated a new art show, “Barbie, Brains and Pink Hats,” and invited local womanly artists to contribute works to celebrate the gender journey from high heels to pink protest hats.
Officials at College of St. Joseph are not naming a potential partner who could help the school retain its accreditation, but Jay Kenlan, chairman of the college board of trustees, said the board voted unanimously to support a plan put forward by President Jennifer Scott.
The best assistant principal in the United States, according to his peers, might just be working with Rutland students.
CLARENDON — After not being awarded a $170,000 grant, the elementary school is looking for other ways to move ahead with the “Clarendon Community Complex and Walking Trail.”
After more than 30 years of playing venues all across Vermont, 8084 is retiring, and playing one of its very last shows at 8 p.m. Saturday March 2, at the Paramount Theatre in Rutland.
The College of St. Joseph is planning another five sessions in the next few weeks where students can find out right away if they have been accepted for the next semester, as college officials continue making plans to keep the college open past the current semester.
PITTSFORD — Josh Tabor started losing his sight around the age of 3. By the time he was 11, he was using Braille to read. At the age of 16, he shot his first turkey.
Rutland-born, Rutland-raised, Alderwoman Lisa Ryan was chosen by the Office of the Lieutenant Governor to represent Addison, Bennington and Rutland Counties as the newest appointment to the Vermont Commission on Women — the only commissioner for southern Vermont.
Second-graders from Northwest and Northeast elementary schools in Rutland took over the downtown on foot, posting hearts in businesses’ windows for the public to see last Tuesday. But instead of a person this Valentine’s Day, the children are writing Valentines to the city, expressing what t…
FAIR HAVEN — In addition to biology and language arts, students are still learning how to handle their cash — 12 schools in Vermont received praise for requiring their students to take a semester of financial planning courses to better prepare them for the future.
KILLINGTON — Castleton University will take over the Killington School of Resort Management this fall, according to a recent announcement.
Long before Miss Scarlett in the billiard room with the rope and Col. Mustard in the library with the lead pipe, there was Agatha Christie’s “And Then There Were None.”
The Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, reopens today, Jan. 26, after a 30-month $50 million expansion and renovation.Now, with 16 galleries and three state of the art object study classrooms, the Hood enters a new era as model teaching museum and extraordinary cultural resource welcoming the public.
Recycling can be something of a gray area of knowledge regarding what can or can’t be recycled. Last week, Carl Diethelm, outreach coordinator at the Rutland County Solid Waste District, gave a tour of the Gleason Road Transfer Station to give attendees some do’s and don’ts.
The Special Olympics Unified Sports teams at Rutland High School brought home an unusual win last Friday while celebrating recognition from the Special Olympics organization and ESPN.
Recognized as America’s favorite zookeeper, Jack Hanna has been making television appearances since he started with the Columbus Zoo in the 1980s. From the jungles of Rwanda to the savannas of Australia, he brought animals from the far corners of the world to audiences in his stage show, “Ja…