At just 17 years old, fresh out of high school, Sam Manchester walked into a recruiting office in St. Johnsbury, Vermont. Thirteen weeks later, when he turned 18, he became a Marine. Manchester enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in August of 2010 with one dream in mind: “I wanted to help people.”
For a group of intrepid students and volunteers in Rutland County, summer means days spent in a field in West Haven, sifting through clay-like soil. They are assisting on an archaeological dig at the Galick Farm site, which lies within the Helen W. Buckner Preserve at Bald Mountain.
MIDDLEBURY — Christina Frost of Middlebury acknowledges she could have followed a more conventional blueprint for her life. But an early pregnancy and the desire to escape a household rife with substance abuse sent her on a circuitous path that, at age 27, is finally leading her to a happy, healthy family of her own; […]