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Feeding deer does much harm, little good
The Outside Story
February 20, 2019

Feeding deer does much harm, little good

By Meghan McCarthy McPhaul

A few winters back, a doe  frequented our compost heap. The garden fence around it proved an inadequate barrier, as she simply hopped over it to nosh on the rotting shards of jack-o-lanterns and the latest veggie scraps tossed atop the…

Movie Diary
February 20, 2019

Aligning the stars

By Dom Cioffi

There is a small plaza exactly one mile from my home. It has a grocery store, a pizza joint, a donut shop, a dry cleaner, and a few other typical neighborhood establishments. It’s a very convenient location, not just for me, but…

Looking Back
February 14, 2019

Gathering information the old-school way

By Mary Ellen Shaw

The method for obtaining information on any subject has certainly changed since my school days in the ’50s and ’60s.

I remember my mother getting a set of encyclopedias earned with her grocery store purchases. The books had a green, hard…

Money Matters
February 14, 2019

Take retirement for a test drive

There are many reasons why people who could retire are hesitant to do so. Some people think they need to wait until they’re 65 or older. Some are worried about running out of money. Many parents want to keep supporting their children through some major…

The sociable gray squirrel
The Outside Story
February 14, 2019

The sociable gray squirrel

By Susan Shea

On winter mornings when I look out my window, I often see a gray squirrel clinging upside down to the post supporting my bird feeder, with his front paws in the tray, munching sunflower seeds. Sometimes, a much smaller red squirrel is…

The Movie Diary
February 14, 2019

What a drag it is getting old

By Dom Cioffi

My son’s basketball season officially ended this past Friday night with a loss in the semi-finals. It took no more than 15 minutes from the end of his game before he started pestering me for a sleepover.

I have a rule during…

Mountain Meditation
February 13, 2019

Here’s to more happiness in the Earth Pig Year

By Marguerite Jill Dye 

In this Chinese New Year of the Earth Pig we have the opportunity to choose happiness as our emotional countenance. We also have the ability to manifest our dreams.

What would you like to pursue at this time in your life…

Rockin’ The Region with Sahara Moon
Rockin' The Region
February 13, 2019

Rockin’ The Region with Sahara Moon

By DJ Dave Hoffenberg

Killington will offer four opportunities to see Sahara Moon, a 20-year-old up-and-coming singer/songwriter from New Jersey, this week. Her musical friend, Daniel Brown, is bringing her to Killington for the first time and she’ll perform with him Thursday, Feb. 14 at…

Money Matters
February 6, 2019

New tax cuts benefit mainly businesses

By Kevin Theissen

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

The nature and shape of the nation’s tax system inevitably influences the everyday decisions made by individuals and businesses alike. After the implementation of one of the most comprehensive reforms in over a generation, it is essential…

The Outside Story
February 6, 2019

Sundogs, halos and glitter, Oh, my!

By Meghan McCarthy McPhaul

Had a unicorn pranced across the trail in front of me, I wouldn’t have been surprised.

It was one of those sparkly winter days, when snow drapes fir trees and glints across the landscape. I was at the top of Cannon…