Category Archives: History

West Rutland memorial to honor WW II vets

Two years ago, residents of West Rutland and descendants of World War II veterans made a decision that will be celebrated on Saturday, August 15. The WW II Veterans’ Memorial…

Our cultural history has been preserved, one voice at a time

By Emily Cutts | Correspondent. Throughout her career, Jane Beck worked to preserve the voices of Vermonters, creating an archive of thousands of interviews. Beck was honored late last month along…

Train convention rolls into Rutland

By Dan Colton  |  Correspondent. The weeklong National Railway Historical Society convention has linked together with the Vermont Rail System to utilize freight lines and historic passenger cars, offering unique…

Passport to adventure: Check out Vermont’s libraries this summer

By Emily Cutts  |  Correspondent. The Vermont Library Association is encouraging everyone to let their books take them on a more literal journey this summer. The Passport to Vermont’s Libraries…

Vietnam veterans to host library event

By Dan Colton  |  Correspondent. On May 23, the original chapter of the Vietnam Veterans of America is inviting the public to an educational event and book giveaway from 10…

‘Only one Kendall’: A shaper of Vermont journalism dies at 87

By Rob Mitchell and Gordon Dritschilo  |  Correspondents. A story in the Rutland Herald once opened by claiming that the entire state budget would be spent on bubble gum. The…

DAVIDSON: Preserving time on his own time

COVER STORY | By JOANNA TEBBS YOUNG Live to give series: Part 10 of a 10-part series When Jim Davidson and his wife Helen drove into Rutland from their home in…

Convocation: CSC event to focus on the life, times of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

By BRYANNA ALLEN  |  Correspondent. CASTLETON — At the start of each new year, Castleton State College hosts its spring semester convocation, celebrating the life and teachings of Dr. Martin…

West Street Gateway

RUTLAND: THEN & NOW | By RICHARD BROWN When I was very young and vacationing with my parents, they devised a game to keep me occupied that involved making and…

72-98 Merchants Row

RUTLAND: THEN & NOW | By RICHARD BROWN Looking at these two photos, Merusi’s from about 1956 and mine from 2014, one might draw the conclusion that, at least physically,…