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Prince Edward Island's Ten Strings and a Goat Skin are to perform at the New World Festival in Randolph, Vt., on Sept. 6, 2015. ( Jon Burke photograph)

Entertainment Highlights: Young Trio Returns to Randolph’s Yearly Festival

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Just one look … and listen. That’s all it took, one late-summer night in 2013, for Kevin Dunwoody to invite Prince Edward Island’s Ten Strings …

Musician Assumes a Leadership Role

Thursday, September 3, 2015

One minute in early August, Katie Trautz was accepting an invitation to play old-time New England and Appalachian music at Randolph’s New World Festival with …

Two Views On Hood’s ‘Collecting’

Thursday, September 3, 2015

I had two conflicting responses to the exhibition “Collecting and Sharing,” a show at the Hood Museum of Art that focuses on a collection of …

Memorial Held for Broadway Actor

Thursday, September 3, 2015

New York — About three dozen friends, colleagues and former classmates of a rising Broadway actor who had already made history at just 21 years old gathered in Central Park on Monday to mourn his accidental death. Clutching flowers at Bethesda Fountain, the tearful group honored Kyle Jean-Baptiste, …

Fox Anchor Sues Over Hamster

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Providence, r.i. (ap) — An anchor for Fox News is suing Hasbro for more than $5 million over a toy hamster that shares her name — and possibly even her resemblance. Harris Faulkner sued Hasbro this week over …

‘Dancing With the Stars’ Announces Cast for New Season

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Although ABC has been leaking the latest Dancing With the Stars cast over the last week to build anticipation for the 21st season, the network made things official Wednesday on Good Morning America. This is also the first season without Len Goodman, the strictest judge of all, who …

Stepping Stones

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Bruce Streeter, of Orford, guided his Belgian draft horses Mike, left, and Bert up Gile Mountain, where a team of volunteers waited to unload the large stones that soon will be steps in eroded spots of the trail …

Ky. Clerk Will Face Federal Judge Today for Denying Marriage Licenses

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Kim Davis, the devout Christian who is fighting against issuing Kentucky marriage licenses to same-sex couples, is hardly the first to be caught in the battle between religious beliefs and civil laws. Modern social issues, including abortion rights and capital punishment, have hinged on the same fulcrum. The …

Community’s Garden

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Grace Adams, of South Royalton, weeds the flower beds in the watering trough on Wednesday. The trough was installed at the intersection of Windsor and Chelsea streets in South Royalton in 1912 by the South Royalton Woman’s Club …

A Bit of Seaside By the Roadside

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

In 2009, chef Brad Pirkey packed up his Volkswagen bus and his dog Boston and headed out on a great American road trip, traveling the country’s perimeter, from East Coast to Gulf Coast to West Coast, for a …

Raise Your Glass:

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

McWilliam’s Hanw ood Estates Southeastern Australia Chardonnay 2012, $11.99 Back in the beginning of the summer, someone suggested that I check out a “very nice” petite sirah and because I favor whites and roses during the hotter months, I filed the recommendation to memory without writing it down. …

Notes From the Garden: In Search of Fall Blooms

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Fall treats us to vivid leaf color and some perennial flowers in blossom, but there are relatively few fall-blooming trees and shrubs. This is the time to see what is out there, and what you might add to your landscape. The PeeGee Hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata ‘Grandiflora’) is one …

Ed Burns Displays His Indie Attitude With ‘Public Morals’

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Ed Burns broke into the public consciousness 20 years ago when he wrote, directed, produced and costarred in The Brothers McMullen, an independent film comedy about Irish Americans in New York. Since then he has appeared in numerous other films, including She’s the One, 27 Dresses and most …