When your email address is out on the interwebs, you get used to odd things coming across the itransom. Just not this weird: Help! I am Allah, God of The Religions, am now here on Earth, and asking the Press to help Me locate an organization, community or nation to receive Me. Here is all you have… Continue reading Ok, that’s weird spam
There was so much going on last weekend ... one more week of prime foliage season to enjoy the fall activities, but the weather will never be better. We were out and about (boys' soccer, Art in the Park, Castleton homecoming) and it still felt like we missed so much must-do stuff. Fall in Vt.… Continue reading Best … weekend … ever
This time it's our sister paper's offices in Barre. We're pretty excited. Do you have something OPEN post-flood that you want to see highlighted on the Herald/TA sites? Drop a line to me or Darren Marcy and Cristina Kumka and we'll be happy to spread the word.
Jonathan Corcoran and the good folks up in Shoreham want to get the word out that the Tour de Farms is ON for this Sunday. Combining a spectacular bike ride with even more spectacular food, it's a chance to celebrate Vermont. Have you got an announcement about a business, nonprofit or organization that is reopening… Continue reading Tour de Farms is ON
Casella Waste Management comes through again. These guys volunteered their trucks and crews to clean up after the Nor'icane. They just went into neighborhoods and started moving whatever debris anybody needed to move, no questions, no bills. We tried to cover it at the time, but they weren't in it for the recognition, and their "Aw… Continue reading Tip o’ the hat
A sharp-eyed reader (Thanks J.!) pointed out a resident of Deer Street in Rutland watering his/her lawn today. That's why it's called voluntary water conservation, and people like that are why it is likely to become mandatory conservation soon. Gee, I hope it wasn't my tax accountant ... True story No. 1 from the drought year we… Continue reading Car wash
I have a love-hate relationship with my bike. It's fine, as bikes go. It's a Cannondale "hybrid," designed for roads and light trail use. It's an extremely well-made machine, probably eight years or so old and pretty much maintenance-free except for the tires, which are wearing out. We bought a pair of matching bikes secondhand… Continue reading Demon with two wheels
Literally. Lost a nice radial arm saw. I have been packing it between houses as the repair jobs move back and forth, and somebody walked into our garage on Friday night and boosted it off the floor. Just a pile of sawdust and the discharge bag left. Piss. Me. Off. I know I should close… Continue reading We wuz robbed …
I am slowly converting to Green Mountain Power's view of its bid to put its solar/renewable operations in Rutland as a possible net positive for the city. OK, GMP says it's more than a possible positive. A lot hinges on the company's definition of a "solar city," but in broad strokes, they're defining it as… Continue reading Solaricity
Is it a bad thing that I have no cell service at home, seven blocks from downtown Rutland? C'mon ATT, you're not trying hard enough ...