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An alternate American reality
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February 15, 2017

An alternate American reality

By Marguerite Jill Dye

“This is not reality TV we’re watching,” a homemade sign from the Women’s March read. “Men of quality do not fear equality,” another sign said. We were duped, though some of us were wary from the start. We’ve been on a…

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February 15, 2017

Popular diets over the decades

Well, we are now into the second month of a new year. Did you make any resolutions? If so, how are they going? It’s no surprise that weight loss and fitness are the goals that many of us hope to achieve. I am among those…

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February 15, 2017

First tracks

I’ve written here before about the uneasy relationship between my passion for skiing and my longstanding tendency toward early-morning sluggishness. Simply put, skiing is not the sport for lazy people (I think that title may belong to bowling, no offense intended to bowlers)—it is not…

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February 15, 2017

Lost in La La Land

By Dom Cioffi

Back in the late 1950s, Dr. Paul Janssen and his team of scientists at Janssen Pharmaceuticals first started synthesizing a new drug for pain management. The extremely potent, synthetic opioid they developed was known for its rapid onset and short duration of…

Rockin’ the region with Men of Horses
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February 15, 2017

Rockin’ the region with Men of Horses

Make sure you head to the Wobbly Barn this Friday night for an awesome new band, Men of Horses. It’s one night only, but they’ll be back there March 10-11. They are so good that you’ll want to see them all three nights. Expect something…

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February 8, 2017

Hello! Hey, it’s been a while

By Dom Cioffi

My last column was nearly four months ago. That was October and at the time, I could barely focus enough to write a single sentence. While the powerful drugs I was taking were alleviating the excruciating pain that was growing inside of…

Choosing authenticity and love over hate
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February 8, 2017

Choosing authenticity and love over hate

Vermonters have an advantage. Many Vermonters have built their lives from the ground up evaluating and cherishing what matters most along the way. Those who have chosen to move to Vermont see it as a beacon of freedom and authenticity. “You are not alone.” “We…

All about antlers
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February 8, 2017

All about antlers

By Meghan McCarthy McPhaul

A few autumns ago, one of the frequent visitors to our gone-wild apple orchard was a lopsided, one-point buck. We often see does and young, antlerless deer in the field, and by the end of each fall we’re able to identify…