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    Writing on Religion: Tent revival upcoming

    08/29/2014 10:04 PM EDT
    Mark E. Rondeau I’ve noticed that some interesting things are going are going on over at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Cambridge, N.Y. Here is a press release we received Friday for a tent revival, slightly edited for style: "It’s almost here! On Friday night, Sept. 
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    THE OUTSIDE STORY: A fine kettle of ... hawks?
    08/29/2014 10:12 PM EDT - It rained heavily the first time I had planned to go on a hawk watch, and the trip to Mt. Tom in western Massachusetts was canceled. But the rain brought with it a weather front the next day that created the perfect conditions for fall hawk migration in New England. And migrate they did. Hawks and falcons and eagles and vultures soared southward along mountain ridges in numbers I have never seen Full Story

    THE VIEW FROM MY PLACE: August 26, 1973 -- 41 years ago
    08/29/2014 10:03 PM EDT - We’d be sadly mistaken if we said not all that much has happened over the past four decades plus a year. Other than you and I deciding that Aug. 26, 1973 was the day we were going to be married not much else happened on that day. * 10-year-old Mary Boitano is first woman to win 6. Full Story

    Obama's golfing
    08/29/2014 10:05 AM EDT - Joe Gandelman Shortly after he angrily denounced the obscene beheading of freelance journalist James Foley by a member of the terrorist Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, a smiling President Barack Obama was photographed playing golf. And so it started -- just like clockwork. Obama's not really working. Full Story

    Vermonters support right to work
    08/28/2014 10:16 PM EDT - Rob Roper Over 85 percent of Vermonters agree that employees should have the right to decide, without force or penalty, whether to join or leave a labor union. That number is slightly higher than the national average of 83 percent, according to new polling released in conjunction with National Employee Freedom Week. Full Story

    Casting stones in the dark
    08/27/2014 09:53 PM EDT - Alden Graves As far as the death of Michael Brown is concerned, it probably would be of great help if we were given a sensible account of what actually happened. The shooting of the unarmed teenager occurred in broad daylight, but for all the public has been able to glean from the flurry of finger pointing, butt covering, and media one-upping, it might just as well have happened in a mine Full Story

    Children seeking asylum find antipathy
    08/27/2014 09:53 PM EDT - Tina Dupuy I might be the only syndicated columnist in the country who was raised by the state. So when lawmakers and public pontificators discuss the welfare of unaccompanied minors who’ve been dropped on our proverbial doorstep, I should probably speak up. I was a ward of the court starting at 13 until I aged out after graduating high school at 17. Full Story

    It’s good to have to get things done
    08/26/2014 10:27 PM EDT - Did you ever have a week in which you had an impossible amount of work to complete, yet somehow got it done? Likewise, did you ever have a week in which you knew your workload would be light, so you made grand plans to complete a personal project -- and ended up loafing and getting very little done? Full Story

    Senator Leahy: Stop corruption, help the poor
    08/25/2014 10:21 PM EDT - Medicare fraud. Drug running. Human trafficking. Tax avoidance. The common thread that runs through all of these crimes is the use of anonymous shell companies, phantom entities set up to hide the flow of money. We hear about these companies in the news, often in the context of stories about the ultra-rich and their efforts to avoid taxation. Full Story

    Big events
    08/24/2014 10:07 PM EDT - Joann Erenhouse The Southern Vermont Garlic & Herb Festival 2014 on Aug. 30 and Aug. 31 is introducing some new vendors along with the many favorites. We will be offering venison, ostrich eggs, bird house condos, new local garlic growers, more games and entertainment for the kids, and all the usual returning vendors, plus two days of music from 10-5, so bring a folding chair. Full Story

    Slice of Princess Diana's wedding cake auctioned

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 33-year-old slice of cake from Prince Charles and Princess Diana's 1981 wedding has sold at auction for $1,375. Full Story
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    Obama to attend wedding of longtime personal chef

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Wedding bells are about to ring for someone President Barack Obama thinks of as family. Full Story