• New Beast Mountain Coaster thrills riders »

    Photos by Robin Alberti and Rob Kovalesky

    Photo One: A young rider screams with excitement as he rides down Killington Resort’s newest adventure ride, the Beast Mountain Coaster, which opened Saturday.

    Photo Two: The view looking down the new…

  • From wine to Jerkfest to Hops in Hills and Hops on Top, Central Vermont is a food and drink festival destination »

    Third  World

    With so many events featuring wine, beer and food tastings along with music and fun activities, Vermont’s becoming a summer festival destination. On the heels of the Killington Wine Festival that took place July 17-19 comes Jerkfest this weekend (also in…

  • Downtown Rutland brims with activities »

    Courtesy of Downtown Rutland Partnership

    The Little Circus sets up a tall apparatus, with performers flying high above the street on Merchants Row.

    Local merchants set out sidewalk sale tents along the closed streets of Merchants Row and Center…

  • Spectacular awakening »

    By Paul Holmes

    Early in the morning on Thursday, July 16,  Paul Holmes and his Golden Retriever Maggie hiked to the top of the mountain to watch the sunrise. “I have been waiting for a crisp clear morning with a potentially…

  • The Biggest Loser RunWalk returns to Killington for a half marathon/5K »

    Walk, jog or run your way to the finish line!

    KILLINGTON — The Biggest Loser RunWalk is returning for another Half Marathon/5K and one-mile Kids’ Race on Sunday, July 26 in Killington. From the first-time runner to the elite athlete, the Biggest Loser RunWalk Killington encourages…

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Local News

Where the authors meet readers: Bookstock 2015

Where the authors meet readers: Bookstock 2015

29 July, 2015

Browsers take in the literary delights at the annual Bookstock literary festival, held in Woodstock over the weekend.

By Stephen Seitz

WOODSTOCK – It’s not called hoarding when you pile up the books.

Cindy Martin of Andalusia, Ala., was one of many visitors...

Arts, Dining & Entertainment

Zappa Plays Zappa continues a timeless musical legacy, takes to Paramount stage Friday

Zappa Plays Zappa continues a timeless musical legacy, takes to Paramount stage Friday

29 July, 2015

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Zappa Plays Zappa

Friday, July 31 at 8 p.m. — RUTLAND — Dweezil Zappa will continue the timeless musical legacy of his father, Frank Zappa, at the Paramount Theatre on Friday, July 31 at 8 p.m., with Zappa Plays Zappa. He will...

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Sports

Green Mountain College to add golf back to its NCAA offerings

Green Mountain College to add golf back to its NCAA offerings

30 July, 2015

Courtesy of GMC

Chris Jenkins, a former player on the men’s varsity golf team, organized a club program and strengthen membership over the past two years as the president. Thanks in large part to Jenkins’ determined effort, the men’s golf program...

State News

Motorcyclist injured after colliding with turning truck

29 July, 2015

GRANVILLE—On July 24 at about 3 p.m. Vermont State Police, White River Valley Ambulance, and Granville Fire Department were dispatched to a vehicle versus motorcycle accident with injury on Route 100 in Granville.

Upon arrival it was found that the operator of a 2005 BMW...