Farmer Brian Kayhart hays a field on the Chalker Farm in New Haven on Friday afternoon. The Kayhart’s participate in the Audubon Society’s Bobolink Project, where conservation-minded farmers receive financial assistance to delay haying to support grassland birds in raising their young.

Work continues on the Western Rail Project along Merchants Row in downtown Middlebury despite Amtrak’s recent decision to temporarily halt rail service to Vermont. The temporary bridge has been removed so the two railroad tunnels in town can be enlarged.

Nate Bathalon (right) and Robert Taylor, of Lighthouse Marine Dive Services of Hydeville, collect milfoil above the waters of Lake Bomoseen while diver Casey Morey uses a suction hose to pump the weeds up to the surface on Wednesday afternoon on the waterfront home of Luca Conte. Conte is th…

Emergency crews respond to two separate tractor-trailer accidents in the north and southbound lanes of 22A in West Haven on Wednesday morning. Early in the morning hours the tractor-trailer heading north went off the road, closing travel to one lane. Later that morning, a second tractor-trai…

A semi-retired attorney who served during the Vietnam War as a young man after graduating from Mount St. Joseph Academy as a member of the Class of ’64 was in Main Street Park on Tuesday talking about his first novel, which is about a young man who served in the Vietnam War.

Lifeguard Amy McGee, of the Rutland Recreation Department, loads jars with marbles while working with volunteers to make 1,500 activity boxes for area children on Tuesday afternoon at the Vermont Farmers Food Center in Rutland. See full story on page A3.

Chloe Ferrone and Vytas Nielsen decompress before their final workout, as Tyler Laughlin and Lexi Rosen continue their workouts after a night of climbing at the Green Mountain Rock Climbing Center on Tuesday in Rutland. The climbing centers are open for members by reservation only in Rutland…

Chloe Ferrone and Vytas Nielsen decompress before their final workout, as Tyler Laughlin and Lexi Rosen continue their workouts after a night of climbing at the Green Mountain Rock Climbing Center on Tuesday in Rutland. The climbing centers are open for members by reservation only in Rutland…

Lexi Rosen climbs a wall at the Green Mountain Rock Climbing Center on Tuesday, in Rutland. The Green Mountain Rock Climbing Center is open for limited hours for members by reservation in Rutland and Quechee.

Rutland High School Class of 2020 graduates wave to friends and family Friday from their cars on Main Street during a graduation parade through Rutland. The graduates drove from Diamond Run Mall to Main Street and Woodstock Avenue.

From left, Jill, 6, and Kristin Sweet, 9, along with Connor Monroe, 6, pose for a photo at the Wonderfeet Kids’ Museum purple doughnut display in Main Street Park in Rutland City on Wednesday afternoon. Wonderfeet is teaming up with Jones’ Donuts for “Purple Donut Days” from 8-11 a.m. this S…

From left to right, Chad Colton, of Fair Haven, and Ron and Sam Courcelle, of Whitehall, N.Y., wait for a haircut on Friday afternoon at Wilson’s Barber Shop on Liberty Street in Fair Haven. Friday was the first day back for barbers and hair salons in Vermont and only a certain number of cus…

Civil Air Patrol member Kelsey Adams, of Pittsford, carries gallons of Thomas Dairy milk to load into residents’ waiting cars during a Vermont Foodbank Farmers to Families Food Box Program at Rutland-Southern Vermont Regional Airport in Clarendon on Monday morning.

Vermont National Guard members work with Agency of Transportation employees and Civil Air Patrol members to load food items into the cars of Vermonters during a Vermont Foodbank Farmers to Families Food Box Program at Rutland-Southern Vermont Regional Airport in Clarendon on Monday morning.