“Black Mirror” is a television series that masterfully plays on the anxieties of living in the modern age. Its paranoid, pessimistic view of the creeping reach and influence of technology is made more chilling by its familiarity. Series creator and writer Charlie Booker approaches existing t…
After almost a quarter of a century, Rutland County Probate Judge Kevin Candon will step down at the end of the month.
A local premiere of the movie, “Axcellerator,” is slated for the Paramount Theatre. “Axcellerator” is a sci-fi adventure comedy with the slight twist that some scenes were filmed a block away.
It’s not totally true that you can’t see Led Zeppelin anymore. Kashmir: The Live Led Zeppelin Show comes to the Paramount Theatre in Rutland at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19.
NORTH CHITTENDEN — It’s been many days since thousands of federal workers were placed on furlough owing to a partial government shutdown, but someone still has to feed the fish.
KILLINGTON — Vermont was just named the craft brew epicenter of the nation by C+R research, and one man in Rutland is making it his mission to spread the good brews.
Programs aimed at pairing kids with mentors, many of which are in Rutland County, received more than $300,000 from MENTOR Vermont.
It’s easy to get lost in the world of “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.” Showrunner Amy Sherman-Palladino (“Gilmore Girls”), who has a knack for building specific, live-in worlds, has created a saccharine, candy-coated alternate-universe 1950s-era Manhattan full of luxurious spaces and gorgeous cl…
From the jungles of Rwanda to the savannas of Australia, Jack Hanna brings animals from the far corners of the world to audiences in his stage show. “Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild Live!” will make a stop at Rutland’s Paramount Theatre at 1 and 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12.
The “Heart of Vermont” is growing.
CASTLETON — Hundreds of people were at the American Legion Post 50 on Saturday to take part in a fundraiser to benefit the family of Monty Springer, an Army veteran and motorcyclist, known for his support of veterans causes.
When Lou Scott made his first military diorama with his son Chris 35 years ago, he had no idea of where it would lead him. He has expanded well beyond this narrow theme, and the 150 dioramas on display at the B & G Gallery in downtown Rutland, just begin to scratch the surface of Scott’s…
If Bruce Springsteen had retired 30 years ago, his legacy as one of music’s most profound and consequential singer-songwriters would already have been secure. But he kept working, kept touring, and kept writing and releasing new music. Along the way, he’s remained relevant in ways few of his…
MENDON — Marion Wright, of Ethan Spur, turned 96 on Christmas Day. Her husband, George Wright, will turn 93 on New Year’s Eve. Not only have their birthdays been easy to remember, but so have their wedding anniversaries, all 70 of them.
In an effort to reach more people who might benefit from learning about financial capability, BROC-Community Action in Southwestern Vermont has been offering a monthly workshop at the Marble Valley Correctional Facility.
Reid Brechner brings his ceramic art for a brief exhibit called “Sorry, But Hello” at the Castleton University Bank Gallery. Brechner, a painter and sculptor, studied art and mathematics, and he has sought to combine both disciplines in the work on display in Rutland now.
Organizers are looking for the right candidate to lead a new program aimed at helping crime victims get restitution, even if no criminal has been identified or charged.
Lets face it, 2018 was kind of a meh year for television. Don’t get me wrong, there was plenty of good stuff out there, but with so much to watch, fewer shows now rise to that “Game of Thrones” level of ubiquitous must-watch TV. It also means that it’s difficult to stay current with some of …
As part of the 21st annual Year of the Book grant, 10 schools in Vermont and New Hampshire received $25,000 in money and resources from the Children’s Literacy Foundation, including Castleton Elementary School and Morristown Elementary School.
WEST RUTLAND — The students at Rutland Intermediate School won’t be the only ones cleaning out their desks at the end of the school year: Principal Jay Slenker is moving west to join West Rutland School as its new principal starting July 1.
Trumbull, Connecticut is a town of about 36,000 where you can feel baseball. It’s in the dirt and emerald-green grass of the diamonds. Mainly, it’s in the air. People talk baseball incessantly in a community whose identity is tied to the sport.
The new president of the Rutland County Agricultural Society has deep roots at the Vermont State Fair.
Tom Huebner, who spent more than 20 years as president and CEO of Rutland Regional Medical Center, has been appointed by Gov. Phil Scott to an advisory position with Springfield Hospital, which has been struggling with fiscal issues.
POULTNEY — Green Mountain College President Bob Allen said he hopes to secure a collaboration with another institution of higher learning by fall 2019, and prospects are being considered.
WALLINGFORD — The town has been awarded a $24,500 grant to help with the redevelopment of the “Wallingford Block.”
This week’s People and Places focuses on some of the opening scenes at Pico Mountain during “Day One.” The resort holds an opening weekend food drive in exchange for discounted lift tickets to benefit BROC Community Action and added an extra day for collections. Aside from a bit of fog, cond…
BRANDON — Annie Chartrand says she wants to fill the void left by Bernie Carr.
Last week, Rutland City Police officers protected the rights of about a dozen Rutland City students to have a happy holiday by aiding them in a shopping trip at Walmart.
A new local group in Rutland is working to support and create connections between women who own businesses or plan to become entrepreneurs.
Oliver Schemm is a talented artist who is equally committed to serving his community. As a professor at Castleton University, he inspires and encourages students. As an artist, he continually creates new sculptures and installations. As a community member, he is involved in a series of endea…
The holidays and baking go hand in hand. It’s a festive time of year when we warm our kitchens and hearts with confectionary comforts shared with family and friends. With each bite, we recall fond memories and indulge in sweet, buttery, homemade delights as we appreciate the effort and care …
WEST HAVEN — In a big, yellow house at the end of Hackadam Road in West Haven, a former Baltimore family of four is putting down roots and picking up fruits at the one-year-old Otter Point Farm.
Rutland City Schools Superintendent Adam Taylor announced at Thursday’s Project VISION meeting a new program designed to help Rutland Middle School students deal with emotional problems and poverty.
In the window of the Wonderfeet Kids’ Museum stood a snowman made from styrofoam cups.
Could the recent cancellation of Marvel’s lineup of shows on Netflix signify the superhero bubble has burst? After a decade of dominance on the big and small screen, has the genre finally peaked? Not bloody likely. However, forthcoming shifts in the streaming-video landscape have resulted in…
BRANDON — A local medical marijuana dispensary plans to double in size and hire several more people in the coming year.
KILLINGTON — The Vermont Brewers Association Winter Festival will return to Killington Resort, according to organizers.
With some help from Poe Dameron, assorted Jedi Knights, some Stormtroopers and, of course, Darth Vader and Chewbacca, at least $8,800 was raised for the Toys Under the Tree Fund at BROC-Community Action in Southwestern Vermont.
The state has been given $20 million to improve railroad bridges between Rutland, Bennington and Hoosick Falls, New York.
KILLINGTON — Locals will be telling their personal stories on the internet in an effort to draw new visitors, residents and maybe even a few entrepreneurs to the area.
KILLINGTON — After breaking last year’s attendance record, the World Cup at Killington Ski Resort will return next year, a spokeswoman for the mountain said last week.
#GivingTuesday, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday, is a day when people all over the world make donations to organizations and charities, and volunteer time to give back to the causes they believe in within their communities.
On the day after Thanksgiving, the line for the book signing at Bear Pond Books extended the full length of the store, all the way to the front door. Customers shopping for other titles carefully worked their way around the queue, or, on inquiring about it, picked up a copy of “Koren. In the…
It takes a lot to make it into the holiday-movie canon. Every year new films submit themselves for consideration, but few make the cut. Those movies worthy of the canon endure year after year because they capture something essential about the mood of the season: the anticipation and joy, the…
Bethany Garrow, who was named Miss Vermont USA 2019 earlier this month, visited classrooms at Christ the King School. Bethany is a 2017 graduate of Mount St. Joseph Academy. Students posed for photos with Garrow as she visited each classroom and asked questions about competing in the pageant…
This October, Girls on the Run Vermont welcomed Rutland education specialists Tiffany Keune and Melissa Paradee to its board of directors to expand its efforts in central Vermont and bring a fresh, educational perspective to its programs.
The 2nd Annual BROC Community Action Toys Under the Tree Galactic Toy Drop at the Diamond Run Mall will be held Saturday, December 8 from 10-2:30 p.m. Visitors donating Christmas gifts for families in need can also meet their favorite Star Wars characters. Visit https://www.broc.org/ for mor…
Two programs at Rutland High School are helping students find their future careers by giving them a chance to participate in actual work experiences throughout the Rutland area.
A decade ago, news that Julia Roberts was starring in a TV show on a streaming video service would have sent industry observers clucking with speculation that her career was on the skids. Today, it’s hard to imagine the Oscar-winning actor doing anything as interesting and ambitious as “Home…
A piece of Rutland’s history is up for sale.