Dead or alive?

County was stumped by mysterious disappearance and presumed slaying of Russell Colvin by the brothers Boorn By Lex MerrellVermont Country MANCHESTER — Two brothers, Stephen and Jesse Boorn, grew up in Manchester in humble circumstances and supported their families with hard labor.  

Reimagine the past

Take a trip down Main Street, USA, in Bennington and Putney and find colonial, industrial roots By Cicely M. EastmanVermont Country correspondent Colonnades of knobby maples straddling stone walls overgrown with ferns. Abandoned barns falling into disrepair along country roadsides. These are


At the right hand of power

As ambassador and diplomat, Townshend’s Peter Galbraith has used his moral compass to help guide nations toward peace, justice. By Greg SukiennikVermont Country TOWNSHEND — Peter Galbraith has spent much of his life in some of the world’s most dangerous hotspots.  In

Joining forces to preserve Great Falls petroglyphs

Town, Abenaki tribe land National Park Service grant to benefit culturally sensitive site By Susan SmallheerVermont Country BELLOWS FALLS — The mysterious Native American petroglyphs carved into the rocky banks of the Connecticut River at Bellows Falls — while an enduring source

‘With malice toward none, with charity for all’

No better time than 2021, an inaugural year, to visit Hildene’s ‘American Ideal’ exhibit By Telly HalkiasMANCHESTER, Vt. On March 4, 1865, the Civil War continued to rage in its final stages across battlefields in the South, such as the prolonged bloody


Otis Ridge Ski Area continues to thrive

Founded in 1946, this family-friendly ski hill still has a lot to offer By Margaret ButtonOTIS, Mass. At one time, the Berkshires was the home to more than 35 small ski areas that catered to families. But as larger resorts opened, the

Legendary Snowstorms to hit the Berkshires

Memorable blizzards, nor’easters from 1888 to the present in the Berkshires Compiled by Jennifer Huberdeau Nor’easter expected? Blizzard in the forecast? Either prediction is a sure sign that media outlets will dig up photos and facts from historic storms of years past.

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