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Farming fertile ground for theater

CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. — Farming — a picturesque scene in the country accompanied by a red barn, acres of crops and some cattle. That's how actor Kristoffer Ross described how the public views agriculture.
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DeVos unfit for education post, Democrats assert

WASHINGTON — The Senate education committee was deeply divided over President-elect Donald Trump's pick for education secretary at her confirmation hearing Tuesday evening, with Democrats attacking Betsy DeVos as unfit for the job and …

Interior nominee: `Climate is changing'

18 million more uninsured if Obamacare killed, not replaced

What would Obamacare repeal do? 18 million would lose health insurance in first year

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Two will interview for newly-created economic developmenet coordinator post

HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. — Two candidates for the newly-created economic development coordinator position will be interviewed next week. Members of a search committee will conduct interviews on Jan. 26, according to documents on file at the village …

Shaftsbury Select Board officially approves North Road garage site

SHAFTSBURY — After years of planning and debating, the Select Board has officially voted on the site of the new town garage. While voters must still approve the project's financing, this is a major step forward for a project that has been in …

Raising funds for Burton snowboard sculpture

LONDONDERRY — Burton Snowboards may be one of the most popular brands on the mountain, but it's never strayed far from its roots. Londonderry is the home to Jake Burton Carpenter's first snowboard factory.

Break-in reported at Iron Kettle Restaurant

SHAFTSBURY — State police report a burglary overnight at the Iron Kettle Motel on Route 7A in Shaftsbury.Trooper Benjamin Barton said in a release that the break occurred sometime between 11 p.m. on Saturday to 8 a.m. on Sunday.He said police …

Wilmington town manager resigns

WILMINGTON — Scott Murphy is stepping down as town manager."I have given the Wilmington Select Board my resignation, effective when the current contract expires," Murphy said, referring to February 2018.Murphy said the Select Board has asked …
New England News

Ski industry targeting millennials

WILMINGTON, N.Y. — When Aaron Kellett peers out the window of his office at Whiteface Mountain, these days he's usually smiling."My office is right next to our beginner trail, and when I look out I see people on our beginner trail," said the …

Toy sellers and makers offer more options for autistic kids

NEW YORK (AP) — Toy stores, with bright lights, loud sounds and crowded aisles, can be hard to manage for children with autism or other sensory issues. For parents, finding toys that match their kids' skill sets and will hold their attention …

Fishing groups in 4 states seek Atlantic wind farm delay

MINEOLA, N.Y. — Commercial fishing companies, trade groups and seaport communities in four states have asked a court to stop the federal government from auctioning off the rights to develop a huge offshore windfarm in the Atlantic Ocean …

More than 200 Christmas wreaths stolen from Maine farm

ALFRED, Maine (AP) - Hundreds of holiday wreaths have been stolen from a Maine farm. Gile's Family Farm owner Frank Boucher said Monday that someone stole a trailer containing more than 200 wreaths from behind the Alfred business sometime …
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2017 football schedule released

BENNINGTON — The 2017 Vermont football schedule was recently released by the Vermont Interscholastic Football League and all three divisions will have an eight-team playoff.That's the same for Division I, but it doubles the number of teams in …

SVC dots Academic all-conference list

Patriots soar past Hoosick Falls

MAU takes last shot to knock out Danbury

Food
In 2017, spiralize your veggies for a fresh take on faux pasta

When you look at the Google Trends graph for "spiralizer," you'll see two abrupt peaks in Google's line graph, which rams upward starting around January 2015. The next peak? Early January 2016. And the next? The first week of 2017. It seems we've …

Vietnam inspires a healthy chicken salad

'Oxford Companion to Cheese' leaves few holes in story of ancient food

Bruschetta, 3 ways, for a satisfying main dish

Entertainment
Bringing students young and old together through art

BENNINGTON — Southern Vermont College will be hosting a local artist for the spring term. Renee Bouchard starts her Visiting Artist in Residence semester as an exhibitor and instructor on Jan. 20. Her new work, "We the People" will be …

Two different styles produce a unique sound

Classic movie series to open at Oldcastle

Basement Music Series is back, here's this year's lineup

Arts and entertainment briefs

Opinion
Now what?

What would have happened if Alabama Gov. George Wallace had won the White House in 1968? We're about to find out. Wallace and Donald Trump have a lot in common, after all. Populists? Check. Bigots? Check. Loved by underemployed, angry …

Our Opinion: States' voters act on campaign finance reform

Graves Registry: The long road is still winding

Speaking of Religion: Life, Death and Halloween

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