Learning the ropes: Region's first-year lawmakers adjust to new roles in Vermont's citizen legislature

BRATTLEBORO — The 2019 freshman class of southern Vermont lawmakers arrived at the Statehouse last January facing a crash course in everything from finding an apartment in a new city to …

From Buenos Aires to Putney: Sofia Rei to defy genre at Next Stage Arts PUTNEY — Sofia Rei, whose music transcends boundaries including classical, jazz, folk, and Latin, calls herself "a frog from another pond.""This is a saying in Spanish that you would use when …
Five events not to miss in Southern Vermont this week, week of Nov. 9 Rusty DeWees: Vermont actor returns with an evening of traditional entertainment and iconic Vermont humor to Jamaica Town Hall on Saturday. Tickets are $25 and available in Jamaica at D&K's …
Review: 'Big Sky' a tightly wound detective thriller After a nine-year break, Kate Atkinson's offbeat private investigator, Jackson Brodie, returns for a fifth outing in "Big Sky," an intricate novel involving secrets, lies, infidelity and human …
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Drama Club presents 'Mary Poppins' at MAUHS BENNINGTON — The MAUHS Drama Club presents the Broadway musical about everybody's favorite nanny, Mary Poppins, this weekend at Mount Anthony Union High School. Performances are Thursday …
Music in the woods: Vermont studios welcome artists seeking inspiration Southern Vermont has long attracted artists of all kinds — writers, painters, photographers, artisans — seeking a place where they can create. That's true for musicians as well. For …
Netflix series 'The End of the F***ing World' has roots in New England When the hit Netflix series "The End of the F***ing World" returns to screens Tuesday for a second season, many viewers can be excused for not knowing that the show began as a comic book. Even fewer …
Dorset Players auditions set for 'On Golden Pond' DORSET — Auditions for the Dorset Players' production of Ernest Thompson's comedy-drama, "On Golden Pond," will be held on Nov. 19 and 20 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Dorset Playhouse."On Golden …
Edible Brattleboro turns an idea into fresh food for all BRATTLEBORO — It was a TED Talk by Pam Warhurst, the co-founder of "Incredible Edible," an English initiative dedicated to growing food locally by planting on unused land, that laid a seed of …

Everyone's Books recommends titles for those nostalgic for a past political era

This week marks the 11th anniversary of the election of our first Black president. In recognition of that, and to lift the spirits, we are recommending some titles for those who miss the humor, …

Author Tom Fontaine teaches youngsters about Civil War in 'Grafton's Medical Men'

GRAFTON — In his new book "Grafton's Medical Men," author Tom Fontaine takes young readers on an imaginative field trip across the battlefields of the Civil War, to the canvas medical tents and …

The past, colorized: Construction ahead, circa 1907

This week, Tim Wager's colorized photo takes us to West Main Street in Bennington, where a utility crew is busy at work. The photograph was taken sometime between 1907 and 1911, long before the …

Entertainment calendar for Nov. 7-13

ThursdayTheater"Mary Poppins": 7 p.m. The classic Broadway musical about the Banks family, presented by the MAUHS Drama Club. Tickets are $8, available at the MAU main office or …

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BENNINGTON — Two Bennington College students in Judith Enck's fall 2019 class have devised a way to keep some old fabrics and plastic shopping bags out of landfills, and brought their solution … more
BENNINGTON — When Judith Enck was a regional administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency during the Obama administration, she supervised a staff of 800 people and a budget of … more
Benefit Concert: Taconic Music helps Second Chance Animal Center in Arlington celebrate its 60th birthday on Saturday at Manchester Community Library, 138 Cemetery Ave., Manchester Center, with … more
She's back! Elizabeth Strout's protagonist, Olive Kitteridge, that cantankerous curmudgeon from Crosby, Maine, returns with a series of poignant scenes from life in the small coastal village in … more
"The Ghost: A Cultural History" by Susan OwensGhosts have performed a prominent part in British history since before Shakespeare's dawn, and after dead King Hamlet begged his son's most-eternal … more
BENNINGTON — Sage City Symphony will present a free concert on Sunday, Nov. 17 at 4 p.m. in Greenwall Auditorium in the VAPA Building at Bennington College. A silent auction featuring a wide … more
The year is 1895, and we're at the corner of Pleasant and Park streets in Bennington, admiring the just-completed home of C.W. Thatcher. Tim Wager, who colorized the image from the Bennington Museum … more
DORSET — The Dorset Players will present A Night of One-Acts by Chris Bohjalian, a special stage event and meet-and-greet reception for the acclaimed Vermont author at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. … more
WESTON — As part of the Weston Playhouse New Works program, there will be a free staged reading of "Native Authors" at Weston Playhouse at Walker Farm on Sunday at 3 p.m.Written by Erik … more
CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. — Theater is taking off at Hubbard Hall with visiting productions from two innovative theater companies — one from New York, the other from Cork, Ireland.First up this … more

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