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Cinematographer Antonio Esposito of Shelton, Ct., and Director Steve Buskey of Hanover, N.H., set up a shot while filming a scene between the main character, Ellis, and his stepfather, Dale, for Ellis the Movie in South Royalton, Vt.,  on August 8, 2014. 
(Valley News - Sarah Priestap)

Quiet on the Set

Friday, August 22, 2014

O nly 11 years old and acting in his second short film, Danny Davis is already a pro. Waiting to go on camera, Davis, wearing …

Entertainment Highlights: Whiffenpoofs on World Tour; Hanover Native Is Singing With the Yale A Capella Ensemble

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

After giving up ice hockey for music about eight years ago, Hanover’s Jake van Leer figured he was saying goodbye to the idea of ever …

Art Notes: Shelburne Museum’s Exhibit Frames the Narrative of a Nation Coming of Age

Thursday, August 21, 2014

T hanks to its founder Electra Havemeyer Webb, the Shelburne Museum in Shelburne, Vt., seven miles south of Burlington on the shores of Lake Champlain, …

Notes From The Garden: Daylilies Are an Excellent Choice for the Garden and Plate

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

What one kind of flower would you bring with you if you were being sentenced to life on a deserted island? Would you pick peonies for their big, bold blossoms and tantalizing smell? Or perhaps primroses for their …

Summer Journal: Passion for Hoops

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Norwich — Allison Moskow was driving a car load full of children down Main Street this spring, past Dan & Whit’s and toward the town green, when a chorus of exclamations filled the vehicle. They had just pulled …

Repairing Lobster’s Identity Crisis

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Lobster, you’re on a roll. Recent news reports have chronicled your rise — or fall? — citing sustainability, affordability and sheer bounty. In Maine alone, marine biologists are happy to report that your numbers have grown “unbelievably” over …

Basil Blight Wipes Out Crop at N.H. Farm

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Folks at Dimond Hill Farm in Concord don’t mince words when talk turns to one of their most popular crops. “We sell lots and lots and lots of basil every year,” said Jane Presby, a seventh-generation farmer who …

Look to Old World For the New Wines

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Fancy some furmint? How about a nice glass of grillo? If you’ve never heard of either, chances are you will. Wine lists are getting a makeover as producers all over the world make a play for U.S. palates. …

U.S. to Make It Easier to Object To No-Fly List

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Washington — The Obama administration is promising to change the way travelers can ask to be removed from its no-fly list of suspected terrorists banned from air travel. The decision comes after a federal judge’s ruling that there …

Beautiful, Bizarre Burying Beetles Act as Nature’s Undertakers

Monday, August 18, 2014

I don’t often shake down my cat for a dead mouse, but I did think it was fair, considering that he is always shaking me down for his cat food. I wasn’t going to eat his mouse. I …

Cognitive Computer Chip Apes Architecture Of the Brain

Monday, August 18, 2014

Computer science is getting stunningly close to granting the wish of the Scarecrow, not to mention the needs of the modern soldier. The Pentagon has long sought what the Wizard of Oz could not manufacture: a brain, or at least an electronic cognition machine that operates as closely …

NBC’s Brian Williams Taking on New Competition

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

New York — Wearing shades as he walked back to work following a pizza lunch recently, Brian Williams ducked into Rockefeller Center and passed a tour guide who noted the celebrity sighting to his group: “Ladies and gentlemen, …

Maggie Gyllenhaal Says She Had to Grow Up for ‘The Honorable Woman’

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

New York — In The Honorable Woman, an eight-part miniseries airing on SundanceTV, Maggie Gyllenhaal stars as Baroness Nessa Stein, a British Israeli heiress whose life is inextricably bound up in one of humanity’s most enduring conflicts. As a child, Nessa witnessed the brutal assassination of her father, …