November 3 — November 16

DOT’S BEAT: Vermontisms and Vermont Quirks

by Dot Helling Ever wonder how to properly pronounce those “down country” words and names? Or how it is we “can’t get there from here” when you ask a crusty Vermonter for directions? Or why it is we go down to Burlington when it’s located on the map as Northwest of here? I don’t pretend […]

Lt. Governor Candidates Talk EB-5, Marijuana

by Michaela Halnon COLCHESTER —  The stakes were high as the major party candidates for Vermont’s next lieutenant governor squared off during “Debate Sunday” sponsored by the Vermont Press Association Oct. 23, with just two weeks until Election Day. Republican Randy Brock of Swanton and Progressive/Democrat David Zuckerman of Hinesburg remained unruffled throughout, despite laying […]

Matter at Hand: Current Exhibits at SPA

Matter at Hand: Current Exhibits at SPA

by Matthew Maitland Thomas BARRE — Art that flows directly from the environment of its maker is uniquely bewitching. When that environment, that natural context, is our own, our bewitchment becomes exhilarating, as our immediate world ripples with possibility — every familiar stone a statue, every bit of trash a component of a collage, every […]

James Facos Reads from His ‘Collected Lyrics’ at  Kellogg-Hubbard Library

James Facos Reads from His ‘Collected Lyrics’ at Kellogg-Hubbard Library

by Nat Frothingham Much honored Montpelier poet, playwright, novelist, teacher and World War II U.S. Army Air Corps veteran James Facos visited Kellogg-Hubbard Library on Thursday evening, Oct. 6 and read from his “Collected Lyrics.” Facos is a traditionalist who has little interest in the ramblings of so-called modern poets whose poems — he criticizes […]

Capital City Concerts presents ‘A Feast of Suites’  Nov. 20 at Montpelier High School

Capital City Concerts presents ‘A Feast of Suites’ Nov. 20 at Montpelier High School

For its second offering in the 2016-2017 season, Capital City Concerts (CCE) presents Lou Kosma conducting three orchestral suites that celebrate autumn. Kosma who played in the bass section of the Metropolitan Opera for 36 years and who has conducted widely has bought together a professional orchestra of musicians from the East Coast to play […]

OPINION: Wind Turbines Won’t Cure Climate Change

by Suzanne Seymour, Fairfield Listening to the drone of a plane flying overhead as I begin renovations on my cabin on Fairfield Pond, I’m struck by just how quiet it is here. Usually, just the sound of the loons, waves lapping on the rocks and children laughing are the things that stand out here on […]

LETTERS: 11.3.16

Meat Industry Is Scary Editor: I have no fear of all the goblins, the witches, or even the evil clowns lurking on Halloween. What really scares me are the latest reports about the meat industry. Like news of pig farms dumping millions of gallons of pig feces into North Carolina’s water supplies during Hurricane Matthew. […]

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