• Maple is star ingredient at Open House Weekend »

    Saturday & Sunday, March 24-25—Maple Open House Weekend, March 24-25, is Vermont’s most anticipated spring event, bringing an estimated 30,000 visitors to tour the sugar houses and meet the sugar makers responsible for leading the nation in maple syrup production (nearly 1.8 million gallons averaged…

  • Hundreds of Special Olympians competed in Vermont Winter Games at Pico »

    KILLINGTON—For the first time, Pico Mountain hosted the Special Olympics Vermont Winter Games March 18-20.

    “This will be my first Winter Games experience, and the first time Special Olympics Vermont has hosted the event at Pico,” said Sue Minter, president and CEO of the statewide…

  • New hospital building honors Huebner: “Thomas W. Huebner Medical Office Building” honors 28 years of leadership and vision »

    RUTLAND—In spite of snowy conditions, over 150 local community members and luminaries gathered together for Rutland Regional Medical Center’s 2018 annual corporators meeting and retirement celebration for president and CEO Tom Huebner. Following the regular board business and remarks by Governor Phil Scott, bigger news…

  • Sculpture to honor 20 Rutland African-American Civil War veterans »

    Twenty Rutland-area African-American Civil War veterans will be honored through a new downtown Rutland sculpture commissioned by Rutland Regional Medical Center.

    The sculpture, part of a series planned by the Carving Studio and Sculpture Center, MKF Properties, Vermont Quarries, and Green Mountain Power’s Rutland Blooms,…

  • Next generation takes over sugaring opperation »

    Chittenden family farm plans for its second century

    By Julia Purdy

    CHITTENDEN—Jenna Baird and Jacob Powsner live in a modest house on land belonging to Baird’s parents, steps away from the large, traditional farmhouse where Bonnie and Bob Baird live. It’s a common arrangement among…

Local News

Cobra gymnasts claim 33 Vermont State titles

Cobra gymnasts claim 33 Vermont State titles

22 March, 2018

The 2018 Vermont State Gymnastics Championships provided an opportunity for the Rutland-based Cobra Gymnastics team to shine. The meet was held at Bellows Falls High school March 17 and 18. Ten Vermont gymnastics clubs competed, with 371 total gymnasts in the meet. Cobra qualified 52 girls for...

Arts, Dining & Entertainment

Champlain Philharmonic orchestra to present dual spring concerts this weekend

Champlain Philharmonic orchestra to present dual spring concerts this weekend

22 March, 2018

Saturday & Sunday, March 24-25—POULTNEY, MIDDLEBURY—Under the direction of Matt LaRocca, the Champlain Philharmonic will present its annual spring concert series at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 24 in Ackley Hall at Green Mountain College in Poultney; and at 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 25 at the Town Hall Theater in...


Castleton cyclist makes national debut

Castleton cyclist makes national debut

24 January, 2018

By Evan Johnson

Castleton University’s cycling club rode into the national collegiate cycling scene earlier this month in Reno, Nev. At the 2018 Cyclocross National Championships, the club’s president, Andrew Borden, placed tenth in the collegiate division and 21st in the Under-23 men’s division.


State News

Scott announces school safety task force: Students locally, nationwide walk out of schools in protest, memorializing victims

21 March, 2018

By Katy Savage

RUTLAND—Gov. Phil Scott started a speech before members of the Rutland Region Chamber of Commerce and Rutland Economic Development Fund Monday, March 12, by addressing what he called “the elephant in the room.”

About a month ago, Fair Haven High School—20 miles...