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Nathaniel Boone Day declared: Manchester Marine honored at state house

MANCHESTER — The Boones departed Montpelier on Friday, Feb. 17 exhausted after a day full of celebrations and the first-ever Nathaniel Boone Day declaration.
Community Briefs

VermontFree tax preparation offered at BROCBROC-Community Action in Southwestern Vermont is an Internal Revenue Service recognized Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site. Our certified staff and volunteers from the Castleton University …

Community Briefs

Londonderry: Flood Brook School benefits from "Nordic Rocks"program

Editorials
Strength in numbers

A few weeks ago, Linda Benway, the president of The Shires of Vermont Regional Marketing Organization, addressed the Manchester Select Board about her group's mission to The New York Times Travel Show, and about what the group has been doing lately. …

Letters to the editor
Letter: In favor of school merger

To the Editor: I was initially skeptical of Act 46, the school district merger law passed in 2015. It is a state law, however, and we must take the appropriate steps to follow its requirements. The law asks our neighboring school districts to look …

Letter: ITVFest director backs library

Letter: Take action to support the library

Letter: Geriak on why she's running

Entertainment
Taconic Music offering New Year's Eve, family concerts

MANCHESTER—The newly established Taconic Music, Inc. will host a New Year's Eve dinner and concert to feature a mix of chamber music accompanied by an international concert and recording artist, as well as a family concert. Maxine Linehan will …

Local sports

Eagles can't keep pace with Golden Horde

ARLINGTON — Struggles again offensively, coupled with spots of poor defense in the second half led to the Arlington girls basketball team losing to West Rutland on Friday night 46-27.The Eagles started out the contest playing spotless on …

Transcending a rivalry: MAU's Lang leads BBA hockey

BENNINGTON — It's 4 a.m. on a Monday morning and Mount Anthony senior Trey Lang is up to start his day. He gets into his car and drives up to Manchester for practice at 5:30 with the Burr and Burton boys hockey team at Riley Rink. He grabs a …

Wildcats top Arlington at the Eagles' Nest

ARLINGTON — For about 10 minutes of game-time on Wednesday night, the Arlington boys basketball team was dead-even with Twin Valley, who now holds the No. 3 seed in Division III. Unfortunately for the Eagles, high school basketball games are …

Stingy Patriots shut down BBA

MANCHESTER — The Mount Anthony girls basketball team are rounding into form as the season enters its final days. They did it on both ends of the floor Monday night against Burr and Burton, holding the Bulldogs to single digits in all four …
Lifestyles

Have something to say to your member of Congress? Here's how to find them

Nathan Williams is no novice to the political process. But suddenly there's a crop of people newly engaged and eager to participate, and since the November election, he's been looking for ways to help those people channel their desired activism.He …

A Polish treat: Behind the scenes look at the paczki process

A week before Lent begins, Big Y World Class Market bakeries are busy pumping out paczki, The Polish pastry paczki, pronounced "PAWNCHI-ki" (also POONCH-ki or PUNCH-ki), is plural for paczek.

Is your doctor over-prescribing?

Luck may play a role in determining who ends up taking prescription opioids long-term, according to a study released Wednesday that found a link between the prescribing habits of hospital emergency room doctors and extended use of narcotic …

What kind of cherry tree did Washington fell? (If he did.)

Washington's birthday is a good time to think about cherry trees. But rather than questioning whether George really chopped down the tree and then admitted to it, I find myself wondering what kind of a cherry it could have been.(The story, …
Food
Try a champagne cocktail that's dressed up

Whether you are a film fanatic or just in it for the gowns, awards season is a no-brainer excuse for a theme party. Hollywood glitz and glamour offers the perfect opportunity to pull out your fancy Champagne flutes and costume jewelry for an affair …

Cheesy baked grits a deeply satisfying staple

Robin Anish: Don't let the weather fool you - it's still stew season

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