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Generation Y
July 21, 2016

(One of) the greatest

When Tim Duncan announced his retirement from basketball in characteristically low-key fashion on July 11, sportswriters launched into the appropriate rhapsodies about the five-time NBA champion’s mastery in the post, the perfection of his bank shot, his defense, his longevity, his consistency, his modesty, and…

The Outside Story
July 21, 2016

Nymphs in the garden

By Carolyn Lorié

By mid-July, the oregano in my herb garden has grown tall and tatty, and I want nothing more than to cut it back into a tidy mound. But I don’t. Doing so would deprive the flurry of common wood nymph butterflies that…

Looking Back
July 21, 2016

Summers of yesteryear

For most of us no time passes faster than the summer months. Back when you were a student on school vacation it really zipped by.

Summer vacation officially started when we left school, chanting, “No more pencils, no more books, no more teachers’…

Calling all future composting entrepreneurs
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July 21, 2016

Calling all future composting entrepreneurs

By Carl Diethelm

Modern entrepreneurs understand that as times change, so do markets for goods and services.

Vermont’s Universal Recycling Law will ban food scraps from entering the landfill in 2020 and already has banned yard waste, and there will be great opportunity to earn…

Altitude Sickness
July 21, 2016

Pain, trail running and playing at the Wine Fest

Given that I used to pop anti-inflammatory pills like candy when I was a fighter, I have assiduously avoided them since. I have weathered many injuries to my knees, back, neck, bruises, etc. without any sort of assistance, but this has been different…neck pain followed…

The Movie Diary
July 21, 2016

Sick as a dog: part II

By Dom Cioffi

Last week in this column, I chronicled a sickness I was experiencing while writing. I explained in the very first sentence, “At this exact moment, as I’m typing these words into my laptop, I am ridiculously sick. This isn’t a run-of-the-mill sickness…

Generation Y
July 15, 2016

Lagniappe; An extra second of time to ponder

Ever since I found out that 2016 would include an extra second—as announced on July 6 by the International Earth Rotation and Reference Systems Service—I’ve been planning what to do with all the extra time I’ve now got on my hands.

Since 1972, “ leap…

Rockin’ the region with the Bacon Brothers
Rockin' The Region
July 15, 2016

Rockin’ the region with the Bacon Brothers

Courtesy of Dave Hoffenberg

THE BACON BROTHERS

The Bacon Brothers make their return to Vermont to bring their band to the Paramount Theatre this Wednesday, July 13. I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Kevin and Michael Bacon, who talked about life…

The Movie Diary
July 15, 2016

Sick as a dog

By Dom Cioffi

At this exact moment, as I’m typing these words into my laptop, I am ridiculously sick. This isn’t a run-of-the-mill sickness either; this is the laid up in bed, stomach rebelling, joints aching, head throbbing kind of sickness.

In fact, it’s taking…