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"The Battle of Cedar Creek," a large-scale painting completed in 1874 by Vermont artist Julian Scott, hangs in the Cedar Creek Room of the Vermont Statehouse. A small replica of the painting was installed last week at the battlefield in Virginia, where Union soldiers from Vermont and New Hampshire were among the troops who scored a decisive victory for the North. (Photograph courtesy David Schutz, Vermont state curator)

Remembering Cedar Creek

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Fought on Oct. 19, 1864, the Battle of Cedar Creek was the culminating battle for Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. More Vermonters fought in this battle than …

Grandma’s on Facebook, but Would It Kill You to Call Her?

Friday, October 24, 2014

There were many reactions Verizon Wireless salesman Joseph Ramireza expected to hear when he introduced an iPhone to his oldest client this year. It would …

Bradlee’s Sense of Style

Friday, October 24, 2014

“Hey, Tiger.” He said things like that. He had lusty greetings, exotic epithets and obsolete profanities he got away with. He was unabashed, uninhibited. Benjamin …

‘Maze Runner’ Meant to Launch Series

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Ratings by the Motion Picture Association of America are: (G) for general audiences; (PG) parental guidance urged because of material possibly unsuitable for children; (PG-13) parents are strongly cautioned to give guidance for attendance of children younger than 13; (R) restricted, younger than 17 admitted only with parent …

‘Ouija’ Could Scare Tweens

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Ouija might just be an example of anti-product placement. If you have a Ouija board at home and see the new movie inspired by the Hasbro toy, you will want to blow the dust off the box, toss it into the fire or trash and hope it doesn’t …

‘St. Vincent’ Draws a Big Halo Over Bill Murray

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Bill Murray, the closest thing pop culture has to a secular saint, makes it official in St. Vincent, in which he’s canonized — if not literally, then pretty close to it — as America’s most cherished grizzled eccentric. …

Warhol Bodyguard Sued Over ‘Liz’

Saturday, October 25, 2014

New York — Andy Warhol’s foundation sued the iconic pop artist’s former bodyguard, accusing him of stealing Liz, a 1964 painting of actress Elizabeth Taylor, and hiding it for more than 30 years. The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, established by the artist’s will to hold …

After Reports, TLC Cancels ‘Here Comes Honey Boo Boo’

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Here Comes Honey Boo Boo has been officially canceled by TLC, the network confirms, after disturbing reports that star Mama June is in a relationship with a convicted child molester. “TLC has canceled the series Here Comes Honey Boo Boo and ended all activities around the series, effective …

That’s How She Rolls

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Larry Papineau, of Wilder, watches his dog Daisy roll around on his front lawn earlier this week. “It may look cute, but she’s just found something smelly,” he said. Valley News — Ariana van den Akker …

On Poetry: Children, Schools, Football and What We Value

Friday, October 24, 2014

This fall, our news, and not merely in the sports outlets, was filled with Baltimore Ravens football player Ray Rice’s brutal assault on his wife in an Atlantic City elevator. Rice was at first slapped on the wrist by league commissioner Roger Goodell: a two-day suspension. Goodell increased …

40 Years on, ‘The Power Broker’ Has Become Standard Reading

Friday, October 24, 2014

New York — Carl Weisbrod was two years out of graduate school, planning a career in law, when a new book about municipal builder Robert Moses changed his life: Robert Caro’s The Power Broker. “It had a profound …

It Might Be Bye-Bye ‘Honey Boo Boo’ After Report About Relationship

Friday, October 24, 2014

TLC is “reassessing” the future of its hit reality show Here Comes Honey Boo Boo after a disturbing TMZ report that one of the stars, Mama June, is dating a convicted child molester. “TLC is not currently in production on Here Comes Honey Boo Boo. We are very …

Librarian Longevity

Friday, October 24, 2014

On her last day of work, Enfield Library Director Marjorie Carr checks books out for Tomieka Childs, of Enfield, on Thursday. Carr is retiring after working for almost 50 years at the library. “She is wonderful,” Childs said. …