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 …

Long Trail School presents musical by 'Hamilton' creator DORSET — Long Trail School drama teacher Anna Bean's students love the musical "Hamilton." But since the acclaimed show's production rights are not yet obtainable, she found what might be the …
Exhibit brings together art of Vermont, Ecuador MANCHESTER — A reception and gallery talk for "Where the Sun Casts No Shadow: Postcards from the Creative Crossroads of Quito, Ecuador," an exhibit on display at Southern Vermont Arts Center …
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 …
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Dot's of Dover being remade to order DOVER — Betsey Reagan, owner of Dot's of Dover, has long been known for her diner's philanthropy. She's supported the adult day service center The Gathering Place in West Dover and the Twice …
Something's brewing in Southern Vermont For many years, craft brew enthusiasts in Southern Vermont felt a bit neglected.Although our region has been home to two award-winning brewpubs such as Madison Brewing Company in Bennington and …
German painter to exhibit at local gallery MANCHESTER — German painter Gunter Korus will exhibit paintings from 4:30 to 7 p.m., Oct. 12, at Tilting at Windmills Gallery.The exhibit, "The Evolution of a Master," features the work of …
Rupert Kittay Library to host local photographer RUPERT — The Rupert Kittay Library will host local photographer Susan Farnum Nichols with her work on display November through January and a reception on Nov. 10.The reception will be held 2 to …
Teaching for change: Bennington professor inspires youth to reduce plastic pollution 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 …

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 …

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 …

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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 … more
DORSET — The Burr and Burton Parent Association is presenting a Murder Mystery Evening Fundraiser from 6 to 8 p.m. on Nov. 16, to benefit the BBA Performing Art Program.A bountiful spread of … more
DORSET — Students from Stratton Mountain School, Burr and Burton Academy and Maple Street School have won this year's Jean E. Miller Young Playwrights Competition, Dorset Theatre Festival has … more
WESTON — Grammy-nominated jazz pianist and vocalist Judy Carmichael will perform this Saturday at Weston Playhouse at Walker Farm to benefit Maple Street School. Rusty Davis, a board member at … more
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 … more
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
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
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 … more
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 … 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

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