The end of the year is a hairy time at the Rutland County Sheriff’s Department.
KILLINGTON — Will you keep running the saw mill at your dairy farm after your parents retire, or focus on the cows? Should you keep growing vegetables on the land where you were raised, or do you and your husband go elsewhere? Was leaving California for Vermont insane or was it the right decision?
Stephen Smiel couldn’t go see his family’s horse race this fall so the horse, Calvin B., came to him.
WALLINGFORD — For many waitresses, their employer closing up shop would mean it’s time to hunt for a new job. For Terry Tyminski-Hale, it was a sign the time had finally come to make her dream a reality.
The Dunklee Pond Dam came down last week.
The aroma of freshly made foods and the crackling of a warm lodge fire welcomed Rutland’s middle-school students and their new “siblings” as the newest visitors from the Rutland-Ishidoriya Student Exchange (RISE) arrived safely after a long journey from Hanamaki, Japan, for a week-long stay …
Scrag Mountain Music will present a series of heartwarming fall concerts featuring childhood-inspired music for soprano, harp, viola and double bass, plus new lullabies created with parents at the Lund Residential Program.
A video about Stefanie Schaffer that caused tears and laughter for the audience at the annual meeting of the Rutland Region Chamber of Commerce recently was created by Gavin Owens and J.J. Plemmons, students at the Stafford Technical Center.
An employee of the veteran-assistance organization known locally as the Dodge House was recognized this year by the federal government for her work to end homelessness among veterans.
It’s a romance with a little mystery, a gorgeous Greek island and the music of ABBA, but at its heart, a young woman’s soul search before she gets married and starts a new chapter of her life.
WALLINGFORD — After a career of making music with people like Pink, Marc Anthony and Biggie Smalls, Jonnie Davis is all about crafting wooden toy cars.
BRISTOL — Christmas came early this year for one of Rutland’s former women in blue.
CASTLETON — A pink wave descended on the town recently as hundreds donning pink shirts walked over three miles to raise an approximated $63,000 for breast cancer research and resources.
Jonathan Turco stirred tomato sauce that was simmering gently in a vat about the size of a cartoon witch’s cauldron.
BRANDON — A journalist and communications director for the Carbon Neutral Cities alliance will host an environmental video competition to help spread the word about climate change in Rutland County.
Last Thursday evening, a room filled with curious Rutlanders was transported back in time by Werner Reich, 91, of Long Island, New York, who was imprisoned in Hitler’s concentration camps as a teenager and lived to tell the harrowing tale.
In an effort to cut the tension for 12th-grade students worried about applying to colleges and universities, Rutland High School hosted its third annual Senior Stress Relief Day last Thursday.
David Wolk said his guiding principle is to treat his students like family.
Two years ago, Rutland native Sally Olson brought her Karen Carpenter tribute show to Brandon Town Hall. She had created and introduced it just two years earlier, but by the time of the Brandon show, it was already starting to get some serious attention.
The interim executive director of Rutland County Restorative Justice Center is hoping to maintain the work the nonprofit agency has done for decades of holding people responsible for the crimes they commit while providing some balance for victims and the community.
Wood, pliers, glue and gumption: Rutland County’s MINT makerspace has spent the past five years getting its footing and growing its programs, and now could bring a state-wide award back to Rutland.
It’s been 20 years since David Wolk sat in his old job, and his return will bring some changes to schools and to the district, including moving Rutland Middle School Principal Deb Hathaway to the administrative building for a support staff role and moving math teacher Pati Beaumont into the …
A Barre-born chef with a dream on wheels is rolling out locally sourced goodies and homemade comfort food all around Rutland County.
BRANDON — Barn Opera is getting a bigger barn.
A retrospective exhibition of acclaimed Vermont photographer Dona Ann McAdams opens on Oct. 13 at Castleton University Bank Gallery on its second leg of a two-year statewide tour.
The president of the Rutland South chapter of Rotary International said he wasn’t especially keen at first about helping put a statute of the group’s founder up in Rutland.
After 12 years in the position, Mary Powell, president and CEO of Green Mountain Power, will be retiring at the end of the year to be succeeded by Senior Vice President Mari McClure.
Rutland’s favorite furry four-legged 4-year-old is trying to win his dad a brand-new car.
Rutland-area promoters are hoping that people across the country looking for a change will agree the area holds “The Life You Were Meant For.”
KILLINGTON — The town clerk received a high honor earlier this month.
Creators young and old will have the opportunity to learn the basics of woodworking, metal work, stained glass and more with the MINT Makerspace’s kickoff to Manufacturing Month from 6 to 8 p.m. on October 4, National Manufacturing Day.
Rutland’s downtown streets flooded with the iconic blue shirts of the Walk for Children Saturday morning, but in its 44th year, the blue wave was tinged with pink as Justice for Harper Rose organizers joined the march in droves.
One day in 1997, Tom Mazzariello Jr. chatted up what he thought was a group of random tourists admiring the facade of his barber shop.
The United Way of Rutland County is trying again.
KILLINGTON — Behind the Sherburne Memorial Library, a little girl in a pink dress and garlands and another in a black dress with bat wings whacked each other with foam swords.
Many across the state spent Friday mourning the death of a man whose life’s work was preserving Vermont’s history.
When Starbucks comes to Rutland, the company plans to bring Chipotle with it.
Earlier this year, NPR’s headquarters in Washington, D.C., had some unusual visitors. Life-size puppets, including Big Bird, Bert and Ernie, Rosita, Abby Cadabby and Cookie Monster, all sat at a correspondent’s desk, “singing about a sunny day and how everything is A-OK.” The cast of Sesame …
Rutland City Public Schools is welcoming back an old friend.
The trail master of a local snowmobiling club has been named Vermont Snowmobiler of the Year.
PITTSFORD — The local animal shelter wants people to think outside the barn when it comes to adopting a few good mousers.
The Mentor Connector brought its pitch for more adults who want to make a difference in the lives of area youth to the September meeting of Project VISION, with the goal of finding enough new volunteers to serve a wait list of 60 youths.
Last week, hundreds of students, teachers, parents and staff gathered in the Rutland High School lunch room to honor the school’s partnerships with other schools across the globe.
If the new hot dog stand on West Street looks familiar, there’s a reason.
Jim O’Gorman is starting over.
Some came for the nostalgia, others came to discover new tools for studying the past.
In a time of increasing political tensions and extreme world views, one Democrat and one Republican from Rutland County are trying to unite their communities in the spirit of respectful conversation.
A new collaboration between Project VISION, Mentor Connector and Vermont Youth Project stands to enrich the future of Rutland County by analyzing its youth and implementing development models created in Finland and Iceland called “Planet Youth.”
When Emmit Ackerman left Castleton University in December 2016 armed with a degree in sports administration, he faced that uncertainty of the “real world” that accompanies every graduation. What is the relevance of my degree?
FAIR HAVEN — After a month’s hiatus due to understaffing and lack of a field supervisor, the Fair Haven Rescue Squad is back up and running with a new supervisor and several new staff members.