SARATOGA SPRINGS — Proudly steeped in American history and culture, Saratoga Springs today is a vibrant and exciting city of nearly 30,000 residents. The 1777 Battle of Saratoga, a crucial victory for the Patriots, is considered by many to be the turning point of the American revolution.
“Natural flavors,” however, are anything but. In celebration of a technicality set forth by the FDA, natural flavors must contain a minimum amount of any “natural” ingredient, which could mean leaves, twigs, yeast, or another ‘naturally occurring’ substance. It does not, however, have to con…
Two weeks after an Oct. 1 deadline for employees to be vaccinated, Berkshire Health Systems is pulling its unvaccinated employees from in-person work and preparing to terminate some workers.
Talk about confusing! Got milk? Get milk? Don’t get milk? As nutritional information vacillates between pro- and anti-dairy, where do (potentially confused) dairy lovers stand in this dilettante romance? Kicking dairy to the curb is, for many of us, an impossibility, but for the lactose sens…
MANCHESTER — One of the joys of writing this column is the time we spend talking with chefs. Meeting chef Sigal Rocklin at Manchester Village’s famous Reluctant Panther Inn and Restaurant was one such occasion. Sigal’s story is one we can all appreciate and admire.
Mold problems are on the rise because of the unusually high amount of rainfall this past summer, sending many homeowners scrambling to get the condition under control, local remediation experts say.
A number of hospitals throughout Southern Vermont are treating certain patients with monoclonal antibodies to combat COVID-19.
BENNINGTON — When Lt. Gov. Molly Gray visited Mount Anthony Union High School Wednesday morning, she heard from Principal Tim Payne and nurse Shannon Tatro that the school nurse’s office has been on the receiving end of at least one difficult conversation per day from households upset about …
Choosing which oil to cook with can certainly be a slippery slope. Which are good at low temperatures? What about high temps? Should we fry with olive oil? Which ones are healthiest? So many questions and so many promoted health benefits for each that it’s easier to throw your hands up in th…
BRATTLEBORO — Ever tried Venezuelan arepas? You’ll get the chance at Gallery Walk when the dish is served up by NCK Community Kitchen. And particularly ambitious foodies are invited to take part in the creation.
Even as the COVID-19 pandemic continues, your local medical professionals are preparing for the 2021-2022 flu season. Here’s what you need to know to prepare for and protect yourself against the flu.
BENNINGTON — While Bennington County’s incidence of new COVID-19 cases remains elevated, new cases in other parts of the state grow even faster, especially among younger Vermonters.
Every spring when the first warm, sunny days of June roll around, I trick myself into thinking that summer will last forever. The sweet Southern Vermont summer is unlike any other I’ve known. My New England wintertime fierceness melts away with each dip in the river, each juicy strawberry I …
MONTPELIER — Vermont is expanding its Pfizer vaccination booster eligibility to include people who are immunocompromised or have underlying medical conditions, Gov. Phil Scott, the Agency of Human Services and the Department of Health announced Friday.
MONTPELIER — Vermonters 80 years old and up who received two doses of the Pfizer vaccine are eligible to sign up for a booster shot Friday, the state announced late Thursday.
Daily life is as much of a roller coaster as ever these days — throw sugar cravings into the mix, and you’re suddenly upside-down, going round and round. Sweet, salty, crunchy foods, certain tastes or textures — you name it, we crave it.
There has been extensive media attention over the past week devoted to mixing of COVID-19 vaccines and booster injections. As expected, those individuals in test trials that received a mix of vaccine types or additional shots have shown no adverse events. The vaccines are safe and interchang…