Merck to hold maple celebration, pancake breakfast

RUPERT >> Merck Forest and Farmland Center will be holding their annual Maple Celebration and Pancake Breakfast. The breakfast, which is part of the Vermont Maple Sugar Makers Association's Open House weekend, will be held on March 28 and 29 Full Story
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Equinox Lacrosse plays halftime exhibition at Dartmouth

HANOVER, N.H. >> This past Saturday, March 28, the Equinox 7-8 girls lacrosse team took on the Rutland Raiders for a mini halftime exhibition game at Dartmouth College. The Big Green Women's Lacrosse team played Division 1 west coast rival USC. Full Story
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Farm to Table

andrew McKeever In the foreground, Cindy Waters of the Manchester Community Library introduces panelists during one of the discussions that took place last Saturday at a "Farm To Table conference held at the library. From left, the panelists are Amy Chamberlain, Oliver Levis and Hadley Stock.  Full Story

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Maple Open House Weekend: Vermont sugar shacks hold open houses

VERMONT — While many of us are looking forward to snow melting and warmer spring evenings, maple sugar makers are hoping for a few more weeks of winter weather. Full Story
Wohler launches real estate firm

BONDVILLE >> Kim Wohler, Principal Broker has announced the formation of Wohler Realty Group, serving the Stratton Mountain Resort community and surrounding towns. In its first year Wohler expects her new company to exceed her $17 million in Full Story
Letters to The Editor

Unneeded Change To the Editor: While surfing the Internet , among the 10 most desirable towns to live in New England were two in Vermont, Dorset and Woodstock. Why would anyone be surprised and why would anyone want to change that concept? Full Story
The Manchester Journal

MMF Uncorked! The winter on the East Coast has been long, cold and VERY snowy. By the time March and April come around in Vermont, many people are eagerly awaiting signs of spring while looking forward to summer. 
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Man accused of posing as officer to cut into fast-food line

ODESSA, Texas (AP) — A West Texas man has been charged with impersonating an officer by using sirens and flashing lights to skip to the head of the drive-thru line at a fast-food restaurant. Full Story
Texas university breaks silence on McConaughey speech fee

HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas university that booked Matthew McConaughey as its May commencement speaker has broken the silence on the Texas-born actor's speaking fee. Full Story
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Tom Hanks' son threatens Howard Stern

Feud between rapper Chet Haze and radio host goes back four years, to when Stern questioned rapper’s credentials as the son of a Hollywood legend.