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Good Morning!

It’s a beautiful day started but there’s supposed to be rain on the way.

The Red Sox took the third game of the three-game series last night against Baltimore and now open a three-game set with the Yankees in New York tonight.

The weekend is upon on. Have a great weekend and a great Friday.

Good Morning!

Decent day on tap today so if you get the chance to get out and enjoy it, you’d better do it.

Chance for some early showers with clearing later.

School starts in about two weeks so enjoy having those kids home for a little bit longer. Or, be excited because they’re finally going back to school.

Have a great Thursday.

Good Morning!

It’s a bit humid out there, again, which is expected to turn into some rain.

Red Sox, ugh.

But it’s hump day, so we’ve hit the midway point.

Happy Wednesday.

Winter in August returns to downtown

Video:  Flash Mob at Winter In August

By Gordon Dritschilo
Staff Writer

Political candidates and drama students marked the return of Winter in August to downtown Rutland on Tuesday.

The event — run by the Rutland Region Chamber of Commerce and celebrating the contribution of the ski industry to the local economy — was held for years in the Center Street Alley with the Diamond Run Mall as a rain location.

Threats of stormy weather drove the event inside so often in recent years that the last time the event was held outdoors was 2007.

Tuesday, a section of Merchants Row was closed off for the event, held under a large tent. Chamber executive vice president Thomas Donahue said the downpour that cut short Sidewalk Sales earlier this month was fresh in his mind but that the big tent freed Winter in August from the tyranny of the weather.

Area restaurants operated booths handing out samples that ranged from narrow slices of pizza to slices of duck breast served on sweet potato “johnny cakes” and topped with habanero relish. The crowd was shoulder to shoulder at times, and an informal survey indicated that the scallop served by Killington Ski Resort was the favorite.

The Vermont Theatre Lab — a youth drama program run out of Merchants Hall — brought a touch of surrealism to the event with a “flash mob.”

A group of young people dressed in ski jackets and goggles jogged through the crowd before posing in various positions around the tent.

The voice of a panicky-voiced girl asking if anyone had seen her mother came over the loudspeaker, followed by a scream and then the words “maybe she went skiing.” The performers then danced and jogged around the tent while a techno medley played.

For the complete story see Wednesday’s Rutland Herald.

150 years of court records consolidated

MIDDLESEX — Vermont’s Secretary of State says the first phase of an effort to preserve and improve access to nearly 150 years of court records has been completed.
Jim Condos says the legal records from Orleans County from 1800 to 1945 have been consolidated and brought to the Vermont State Archives in Middlesex.
Condos tells Vermont Public Radio the documents show the prevalence of divorce in the early 1800s, counterfeit rings and battles over water rights.
The project was funded by a $118,000 grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. Legal records from Lamoille and Caledonia counties also will be consolidated under the grant.

Good Morning!

It’s looking like the forecast is for another pretty decent day, unless of course, it rains. Which is possible to likely.

The Red Sox Nation is in mourning this morning after yesterday’s death of Johnny Pesky.

So carry your umbrella, and enjoy your Tuesday.

Good Morning!

There is rain coming today, according to the weather guessers. In fact, depending on where you are, it’s already raining. Guess you don’t need me to tell you you’re wet.

Red Sox are all wet. Losers again last night. There are chicken jokes to be made, but I’m not the one who’s going to make them.

Have a great Thursday.

Sunny early, thundershowers later

It’s creeping back up toward hot again with today’s high pushing into the upper 80s with an odd 90 degree reading not out of the question.

It should be sunny in the first part of the day with afternoon clouds building for the a 30 percent chance of an afternoon or evening thunderstorm.

Chances for rain will build to a 60 percent chance for showers by Friday. The weekend — this far out is just a guess — calls for 50 percent chance for scattered thunderstorms Saturday and 30 percent chance of isolated storms Sunday.

Good Morning!

I’m loving these cooler mornings. I’ve started riding my bike to work some days and these mornings in the high 50s and low 60s are great for that.

What these mornings aren’t great for is remembering last night’s Red Sox loss.

It’s going to be warm and sunny this morning, bordering on hot this afternoon with an afternoon or evening thundershower.

Good Morning!

After a weekend of rain, heat and humidity, yesterday was a nice break.

And, as if to celebrate, the Red Sox broke out of their doldrums to give Sox fans a little break from their season-long funk against one of the best teams in baseball this year.

Maybe we’re starting a couple of streaks here: good weather and a Boston winning streak. Anything is possible.

Happy Tuesday.