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 theme of this year’s contest was “Sharing your TREE-mendous story.” A total of 355 students from 14 schools and 23 families (home school and public school students working independently) entered the contest. Entries were judged on creativity and originality a … (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.

Turkey farm preps for Thanksgiving

If sales data from Stonewood Farm are any indication, more people are planning to host Thanksgiving meals this year, compared with 2020 during the first year of the pandemic.

George Drummond Bathgate, 94, formerly of Orwell

George had a full and varied life. He joined the U.S. Navy on his 17th birthday in 1944 to fight in World War II, and served in the Pacific Theater until the end of the war. He then reenlisted, but this time, following in his father’s footsteps, he joined … (read more)

Larry Wayne Curavoo, 62, of Orwell

ORWELL — Larry Wayne Curavoo, age 62, passed away Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021, at Rutland Regional Hospital. Mr. Curavoo was born in Burlington on Dec. 8, 1958. He was the son of Frederick and Gladys (Dupree) Curavoo Sr. He grew up in Bristol, where he receive … (read more)

Expert to guide wild mushroom walk

ORWELL — Interested in mushrooms that grow in the wild? On Sunday, Aug. 22, starting at 1 p.m. at Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell, join naturalist, mycologist, and professional photographer Meg Madden for a curiosity walk along the hiking … (read more)

Orwell couple marks 75 years together

ORWELL — It all began with a casual wave shared by two teenagers on a sunny day back in 1944 in picturesque Shoreham.A moment of tenderness and innocence that was permitted to blossom far away from the din and carnage of the World War II battlefields in E … (read more)

Learn about Revolutionary women at Mt. Independence

ORWELL — Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell this month will host an illustrated talk titled, “Some Revolutionary Women of the Southern Lake Champlain Valley.” The program on Saturday, July 24, at 1 p.m., will provide context on women during … (read more)

Pair of Orwell racers prevail at Devil’s Bowl

WEST HAVEN — Orwell driver Tim LaDuc won the Sportsman Modified main event at Devil’s Bowl Speedway on Saturday night, while fellow Orwell racer Ray Hanson took a Mini Sprint feature, and three other county drivers claimed second- or third-place finishes. … (read more)

COVID continues to crop up at local schools

ADDISON COUNTY — An individual associated with Middlebury Union High School has tested positive for COVID-19, according to an announcement Wednesday afternoon from MUHS Principal Justin Campbell. “Luckily, this individual was not in school when contagiou … (read more)