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Walt Cunningham leads a performance of the Dartmouth College Gospel Choir in New York in 2013. A film class at the college has made a short documentary about Cunningham, which will screen this evening in Dartmouth's Loew Auditorium. (Michael Dames photograph)

Doing Justice to the Subject: Dartmouth Film Class Documents a Man of Many Parts

Friday, May 29, 2015

Walt Cunningham, the artistic director of the Dartmouth College Gospel Choir, has the distinction of having been accepted to study as an undergraduate at both …

Late-Night TV Vet Bill Maher Forges Ahead

Friday, May 29, 2015

Los Angeles — Bill Maher strides into the weekly writers meeting for his HBO show and puts his feet up on the table. His team …

Bethel Drive-In Theater To Reopen Tonight

Friday, May 29, 2015

Bethel — Technology permitting, the former Randall Drive-In will open for the 2015 season tonight, Saturday and Sunday as the Bethel Drive-In. “At this point, …

No Onion, No Cry

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Virginia Drye, 16, stepped onto the porch of the Blow-Me-Down Grange in Plainfield to rest her teary eyes after cutting onions for the monthly Cornish and Plainfield senior luncheon taking place today. Drye is a member of Covered …

Photo Shoot

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Community College of Vermont student Wayne Miller has his portrait taken by photographer Josh Larkin in White River Junction on Wednesday. Larkin is the digital communications coordinator at the school. Valley News — Jennifer Hauck …

Homemade Condiments

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Summer means grilling. Grilling means hot dogs and hamburgers. Hot dogs and hamburgers mean mustard and ketchup and maybe mayonnaise. You can always go to the store and buy the stuff that comes in a plastic jar. That …

Raise Your Glass: Don’t Let the Cute Labels Fool You

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Chateau La Paws Red Blend, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, California, $12.99 I’m generally turned off by cute wine labels. If I come across a bottle with say, a smiling, cartoon version of Ebenezer Scrooge and a name that borders on the scatological, I immediately assume the taste must resemble …

Notes From the Garden: A Salute to Garden Clubs

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

I’d like to tip my hat to the unsung heroines of the gardening world, the members of garden clubs around the region. Garden club members have recently been busy planting annual flowers at their local libraries, in the …

U.S. Returns 25 Looted Items to Italy

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Rome — The United States on Tuesday officially returned 25 artifacts looted over the decades from Italy, including Etruscan vases, 1st-century frescoes and precious books that ended up in U.S. museums, universities and private collections. Italy has been on a campaign to recover looted artifacts, using the courts …

The Alamo Aftermath as Remembered by History Channel

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

It’s been a battle cry ever since Texas forces were slaughtered by the Mexican army almost 180 years ago: “Remember the Alamo!” But since 1836, it’s not exactly clear what Americans are supposed to remember. Were those fighting for Texas’s independence from Mexico heroes, a la John Wayne? …

New Look

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Alex Annunziata sands a door at a house he and his business partner Keith Marable, background, are working on in Lebanon on Tuesday. They have just started a home repair business and this is their first project. They …

Thetford English Teacher Plans a Fundraising Contest

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Once upon a time around the turn of the 21st century at Thetford Academy, Amanda Frost tested the patience of English teacher Joe Deffner. “I was — I don’t know — sassy, and he would call me out …

Students Write About What They Missed, and a Picture of Cats

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Young Writers Project is an independent nonprofit that engages Vermont and New Hampshire students to write, helps them improve and connects them with authentic audiences in newspapers, before live audiences and on websites, youngwritersproject.org, vtdigger.org, vpr.net and cowbird.com. …