Skyler Bird, wearing a necklace to honor her grandfather, Ed Bird, who died before the season, rang up a career high 12 strikeouts in leading Rutland to a 6-3 win Wednesday over Otter Valley in the Raiders' softball opener.
PITTSFIELD — Gov. Phil Scott, while touring storm-damaged back roads in Pittsfield and Bethel on Wednesday, said it’s likely the state has met the damage threshold for federal assistance.
MONTPELIER — Doctors, advocates and opponents testified Wednesday before the Senate Health and Welfare Committee on H.57, a bill that codifies a woman’s right to an abortion in Vermont.
An ant crawls around the petals of a Siberian squill flower in Rutland Tuesday morning. Squills are a hardened winter perennial that are some of the first blooms to show in spring.
Rain and melting snow overnight Sunday left road crews and emergency responders across Vermont with plenty to do Monday.
Roads began to re-open around Rutland County Monday as the morning turned to midday, although officials said the floodwaters would likely not really recede until Tuesday.
Flooding has closed multiple roads along the Otter Creek and its tributaries, in Clarendon, Rutland City and Rutland Town. In addition, parts of Route 4 in Killington have been closed due to flooding, according to reports from Killington.
Rutland artist Bill Ramage calls the generation born between 1938 and 1949 the “Exceptional Generation,” suggesting that in coming of age in the wake of war, beginning as young people, “they challenged, dismantled, and inventively replaced a culture that had outlived its viability.”
Stromatolites – structures built up by ancient single-cell photosynthesizing microbes – are earth’s oldest known fossils visible to naked eye. Button columns of Cabot artist Janet Van Fleet’s installation “Stromatolites” recall the lithified remnants of these microbial communities.
A new American family
Anne Sarcka, Montpelier
After a year compiling presentations, building community support and submitting proposals to the School Board, the day had finally arrived: the Black Lives Matter flag flew Friday from the Rutland High School flag pole.
As winter turns into spring, Greg Cox said it is a great time to be growing things in Rutland County.
Time with the Vines
Dasher’s Big Day
Art Show Opening
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.
The Rutland City Public Schools Board of Commissioners voted Tuesday to reaffirm a plan to fly the Black Lives Matter flag after School Board member Kam Johnston moved to rescind the board’s previous decision to raise the flag on April 12.
The role of town fire warden has changed over the years, as has the world of dairy farming. Joseph “Joe” Denardo knows both.
MONTPELIER — A five-day march from Middlebury to Montpelier to lobby lawmakers on climate change ended Tuesday with a rally downtown, a silent vigil followed by a song session at the State House and a call to come together for the cause.
A Rose for Recovery
PROCTOR — Two dams in town are in poor condition, according to a recent report from the state.
The age-old saying “many hands make for quick work” was especially true last week when Sonny Poremski hosted his three grandchildren and their two friends for an afternoon of sugaring. The energy was high and the sap buckets full, and in just a little over an hour, the children and parents m…
A red winged black bird perches on a leafless tree at the West Rutland Marsh Friday morning. The arrival of the bird is typically an indicator that true spring is happening.
Aiden Pitts led a balanced attack with four goals and helped Rutland jump out to a 10-0 lead in the first period of a 16-4 win over Otter Valley in boys lacrosse Monday at Alumni Field.
Next weekend, the third annual Vermont Jazz Center Solo Jazz Piano Festival will make Brattleboro the American jazz piano capital.
“Once,” the 2012 hit Broadway musical, tells of an off-kilter romance in Dublin, in the hardscrabble world of buskers. Most, like the Broadway production, have been set in a bar, a seemingly natural place for storytelling by actor-musicians.
Pine Hill Park brought $1.3 million into the Rutland area in the past year, according to the Pine Hill Partnership.
Nancy Weis, Castleton
Wandering the Marsh
NORTH CLARENDON — Friday was a reminder that April baseball can truly be the ugly step-sister of Vermont high school sports.
MONTPELIER — Supporters of an amendment to the Vermont Constitution eliminating any reference to slavery say such a change is needed to combat systemic racism.
Bill Ramage of Rutland, curator of 77 Arts in Rutland, talks about the massive new group art exhibition, “70+: Gero-Transcendence” set to open Saturday at 77 Gallery, not coincidentally at 77 Grove St. Ramage says the exhibition space in the building might well be the largest art exhibition …
Hundreds of students, inventors, engineers and guest educators gathered at Rutland High School on Thursday 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.
Beth Wimett waters onion sprouts at Woods Market Garden in Brandon on Thursday afternoon. Several farmers are gearing up for spring season this time of year, which in Vermont is always hard to tell, though the return of many migratory birds recently is a hopeful sign of changing seasons.
There are only three boys and girls lacrosse teams in Rutland County but they all boast a strong veteran presence.
Kids for kids
Nick Grandchamp is hoping to recapture a piece of his childhood, and he wants to bring Rutland with him.
SALISBURY — An elderly couple in Salisbury was attacked and bitten by an Eastern coyote at their farm Monday morning.
There’ll be no baseball this spring at West Rutland, Twin Valley and Long Trail, and their would-be opponents are scrambling to fill out their schedules. Some Marble Valley League teams will face one another three times this year, and look for some smaller schools to be playing up a rung or …
There’s an old saying that “close” only counts in horseshoes and drive-in movies. Too bad, because Proctor came so close in its bid for a softball state championship last year.
KILLINGTON — After graduating from Siena College in 1987, Tracy Taylor figured he’d spend a season as a “ski bum” while he looked for a marketing job. Though he did land such a gig, his ski bum days never quite ended.
Twiddle was formed at Castleton University in 2004 when keyboardist Ryan Dempsey and guitarist Mihali Savoulidis met at freshman orientation. They soon added drummer Brook Jordan and eventually Zdenek Gubb in 2007, replacing original bassist Billy Comstock. The band has grown in popularity t…
There was some real sizzle to the Rutland High School tennis scene a number of years ago when the Raiders boasted Zack Weaver in the No. 1 singles spot and city rival Mount St. Joseph Academy countered with Travis Tatko.
Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn meld two distinct styles of banjo playing into one of the most distinctive musical experiences we’re likely to hear from the instrument. They are so good in fact that their first album together, “Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn,” released in 2014 won a Gramm…
What’s Ballyhoo? You could say it’s a really, really important date. One that could determine the rest of your life.
Not too long ago, security meant locking the home or office to keep out potential intruders. Today, intruders can break into a home or office computer and do just as much damage by stealing financial information and company secrets.