• 170 years at the Vermont State Fairgrounds »

    Fairgoers adapt to changes, enjoy perennial favorites By Jimmy Britt In 1846  the Liberty Bell cracked when it was rung on George Washington’s birthday, the Mexican American War began and Iowa became the 29th state in America. That same year Vermont held its first State…

  • RCHS hosts “Dog Days of Summer” pool party »

    Sunday, Aug. 28 at 10 a.m.—RUTLAND TOWN— Let your favorite pooch enjoy the end of summer with a dip in the pool from 10 a.m. to noon, Sunday, Aug. 28 at North Wood Pool, Post Road in Rutland Town! There will be a free swim…

  • Flooding remembered, five years later »

    By Polly Lynn Five years ago this week, Tropical Storm Irene killed six people in Vermont, ravaged 3,500 buildings, took out more than 500 miles of roads and about 200 bridges at an estimated cost of $733 million—a figure equal to two-thirds of the state’s…

  • “Irene: Ruin to Renewal” premieres at Coolidge Site »

    Saturday, Aug. 27, at 7 p.m.—PLYMOUTH NOTCH— The documentary film “Irene: Ruin to Renewal,” which recounts Plymouth Vermont’s astounding recovery from the catastrophic storm, will premier at the President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site in the large reception room Saturday, Aug. 27, at 7…

  • “Five years Vermont Strong:” Where Are We Now? »

    Sunday, Aug. 28 at 11 a.m.–PAWLET–Pawlet hosts a Flower Brook Community Watershed event at Edie’s Green in Pawlet, Sunday, Aug. 28, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. This event is free and open to the public–rain or shine.

    Come hear what Pawlet, Danby, and Tinmouth are…

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Local News

Chandler calls for volunteers for New World Festival

24 August, 2016

RANDOLPH—The New World Festival in Randolph continues its tradition of presenting vibrant Celtic and French Canadian music and dance this year on Sunday, Sept. 4. Central to the festival’s success is its core of more than 100 enthusiastic volunteers whose only payment is the gratitude...

Arts, Dining & Entertainment

The Wallflowers with Jakob Dylan appear at the Paramount

The Wallflowers with Jakob Dylan appear at the Paramount

24 August, 2016

Tuesday, Aug. 30 at 8 p.m.—RUTLAND—Legendary folksinger Bob Dylan’s son Jakob Dylan and his group The Wallflowers will appear at the Paramount Theater Tuesday, Aug. 30 at 8 p.m. As part of the mid-90s revival of roots-rock, the Wallflowers are more influenced by Tom Petty...

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Sports

Cook up locally-sourced grouse, squirrel or rabbit

Cook up locally-sourced grouse, squirrel or rabbit

24 August, 2016

 Saturday, Aug. 27—RANDOLPH—Interested in cooking up locally-sourced grouse, squirrel or rabbit in your kitchen this fall? Vermont Fish & Wildlife will be holding a “Small Game Hunting” seminar focusing on bird, rabbit and squirrel hunting.

The seminar will take place on Saturday, Aug....

State News

GMP to buy 14 more hydroelectric dams

24 August, 2016

By Mike Polhamus, VTDigger.org

Vermont’s largest electric utility has committed to purchase 14 hydroelectric dams in New England and to get power from two others—a buy that will net Green Mountain Power an added 17 megawatts of energy production for just over $20...