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November 13, 2018

Feeling down? It could be SAD

ByMarguerite Jill Dye

Since the leaves fell and gray skies appeared, bringing rain and more often now, snow, I realized I was feeling blue, unlike myself, with little joy. The hour changed, bringing darkness sooner, which didn’t improve my point of view. Had…

Moon phase and the rut
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November 13, 2018

Moon phase and the rut

By Dave Mance III

Deer hunters, like professional athletes, are always looking for an edge – it’s the nature of the pursuit. And so we’re susceptible to superstition, alluring gadgets, marketing campaigns. A classic genre that combines all three of those elements is…

Column
November 13, 2018

House shifts to the left

By Jim Harrison

Amid high turnout, likely fueled by the discourse in Washington and anti-Trump sentiment in Vermont, along with successful efforts of the Democrat/Progressives’ “get out the vote campaign,” the Vermont House made a shift to the left statewide.

The Movie Diary
November 13, 2018

You’re a mean one

By Dom Cioffi

As a young child, I reveled in picture books. It wasn’t that I loved to read so much as I loved looking at the illustrations. This is probably why, when I grew out of the picture book phase, my love…

Looking Back
November 9, 2018

From cords to cordless

I was watching a talk show recently where the star of “Young Sheldon,” 10-year-old Iain Armitage, was a guest.

He was asked what he thought about the various items on the set, many of which dated back to the years before he was born. The…

The Outside Story
November 9, 2018

Southern pine beetles march north

By Joe Rankin

As if the emerald ash borer’s incursion into northern New England wasn’t enough, now there’s another potentially devastating forest pest marching this way: the southern pine beetle.

Dendroctonus frontalis – the first name means “tree murderer,” we should note – is only…

The Movie Diary
November 9, 2018

Rock and a hard place

By Dom Cioffi

The opportunities to sing were plentiful when I was a child. I just never had the guts to stand up and try it.

I belonged to a church where I watched people sing religious songs on a weekly basis. Obviously, there were…

Mountain Meditation
November 7, 2018

Let’s build a better America

By Marguerite Jill Dye 

However the mid-term elections play out, we still must consider how deeply divisions in the United States are affecting our wellbeing, as a nation, as world citizens, and as individuals. Many of us find our families divided, and have…

Rockin’ The Region with Guster
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November 7, 2018

Rockin’ The Region with Guster

By DJ Dave Hoffenberg

Guster is part of the Women’s World Cup, Nov. 23-25, and will be playing Sunday in between runs. I had the pleasure of speaking to Adam Gardner who along with Ryan Miller and Brian Rosenworcel, formed the…

Mountain Meditation
November 1, 2018

Our democracy needs CPR: Vote!

By Marguerite Jill Dye

Steve Finer began mountain rescue decades ago in Wyoming and has served as a longtime leader of Killington Fire and Rescue. He also works in Rutland Regional Medical Center’s emergency center, so his three-hour CPR class in the Sherburne…