Orwell residents call for state to buy Scout camp on lake

While the water in Sunset Lake is clear, future access to the lake — as part of a 146-acre spread in Orwell and Benson that’s been owned and used by Vermont Boy Scouts for almost a century — is becoming murky.

Benson man is ‘regular guy’ hoping to win House seat

BENSON — At age 76, Richard “Sensei” Lenchus could probably still flatten most men half his age. He’s earned more martial arts awards and titles than just about anyone. But Lenchus, who these days is a professional architect, is now involved in a differen … (read more)

Farm that rescued abused animals in Brandon struggling financially

BENSON/BRANDON — It’s been exactly five months since police seized more than 400 animals at a farm on Kimball Road in Brandon. So, what happened to them?  The answer lies at Kinder Way Sanctuary in Benson, where the animals are thriving, but the cost of t … (read more)