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Soft in the middle
Movie Diaries
March 27, 2015

Soft in the middle

By Dom Cioffi

Sometimes all it takes is a lucky break. Such is the case for Reyn Guyer.

Far from a household name, Guyer has hit it big in the toy industry not once, but twice in his lifetime. But none of…

Rockin’ the Region with James Joel
Rockin' The Region
March 26, 2015

Rockin’ the Region with James Joel

I first discovered James Joel six years ago when he was playing with Ryan Fuller in the duo group Fuller n’ the Hole at Center Street Saloon in Rutland, during my Monday night bar shift, which we referred to as “Mayhem Mondays.” Joel has…

Whom to love in March
Generation Y
March 26, 2015

Whom to love in March

If you’re like me, you never watch regular-season college basketball, and then when the NCAA tournament rolls around and nobody can talk about anything else, you have to root arbitrarily for certain teams and against others, since you have no idea who the players…

Rap it up
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March 19, 2015

Rap it up

By Dom Cioffi

It was as urban ghetto as our little Vermont town was ever going to get.

It was the early 1980s and we had just been declared legal to drive (which consequently gave us the freedom to roam). Sure, we’d…

The Outside Story:  Sneaky ducks and scrambled eggs
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March 19, 2015

The Outside Story:  Sneaky ducks and scrambled eggs

By Carolyn Lorié

If you peek into a wood duck nesting box during the breeding cycle, you might find 10 to 11 eggs, which is the bird’s normal clutch size. But you might also stumble upon a box overflowing with as many as…

Looking Back: simple Sundays
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March 19, 2015

Looking Back: simple Sundays

Back in the ’50s it was easy to tell when it was Sunday. I’m not sure it’s so simple any more! Shopping was not an option, as downtown stores were closed except for small food stores, pharmacies and places that sold newspapers and sundry…