Sandy Korda recognized for excellence

Sandy Korda, an Orwell resident with more than 50 years of experience in emergency response, has been recognized as Vermont’s Emergency Management Director of the Year.

History hike set for Oct. 8

Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell will host a Hike into History on Saturday, Oct. 8, from 1 to 4 p.m. Stephen Zeoli, president of the Mount Independence Coalition, will guide participants a tour around the site.

Learn about conserving artifacts

The Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell will host a special program, “Conserving History, One Artifact at a Time,” on Saturday, Sept. 10, at 1 p.m.

Learn about mushrooms and enjoy a walk on Sept. 18

Mushroom expert Meg Madden is back at the Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell to lead another of her popular mushroom exploration walks.

Middlebury gallery hosts ‘The Orwell Artists’

At the end of the summer, Sparrow Art Supply on Main Street in Middlebury will welcome a guest exhibition by the Orwell Artists.

Michael Christian wins sugarmaker award

For many years, Mike Christian has played an important role in promoting Vermont maple to the greater New England region through the VMSMA booth at the Eastern States Exposition (“The Big E”) in West Springfield, Mass.

Hike into history at Mt. Independence on Sunday

Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell will host a “Hike into History” guide walk on Sunday, Aug. 7, from noon to 3 p.m.

Have a ‘conversation’ with Justice Sherwood and Ethan Allen in Orwell

On Saturday, July 23, 2022, at 2 p.m. two characters from the Revolutionary War in Vermont will come back to the Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell for a time-traveling interview.

Orwell youth is third in Growing Works of Art contest

ORWELL — Elise Menguc, a third- grade home school student from Orwell, received third prize in UVM Extension’s 2022 Growing Works of Art contest. For the contest students from throughout Vermont were invited to submit an original story and artwork. The th … (read more)

Orwell students reach out to Ukraine

Orwell schoolchildren are hoping Vermont’s sweetest export will bring some sunshine into the lives of Ukrainian kids who are facing some of the darkest times imaginable.

Slate Valley voters OK school budget in a revote

Voters in the Orwell-area school district endorse 2022-23 school spending plans

Slate Valley budget revote set

Residents of Orwell and the five Rutland County towns in the Slate Valley Unified Union School District next Wednesday will get a second chance to vote on a budget for the Fair Haven-area schools.

Letter to the editor: State must address danger posed by Rt. 22A trucks

I have traveled all of Vermont and have come to hundreds of intersections and have never seen where trucks of this size are allowed to obstruct the view of traffic in this way.

Ice fishing clinics start Jan. 22 in Orwell

The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department has scheduled a series of free ice fishing clinics for anyone who would like to learn about the latest proven ice fishing techniques

Revolutionary War artifacts from Mt. Independence conserved

Many of the historic objects are fragments of necessary items used by the soldiers at Mount Independence.