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Danielle Castro watches her daughter, kindergartener Aaliyah Castro, greet Tunbridge Central School Principal Scott Farnsworth at the start of the third day of school on August 28, 2015. 
Farnsworth is a new principal after years as a school counselor in Hartford. (Valley News - Sarah Priestap) <p><i>Copyright © Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.</i></p>

New Tunbridge Principal Reaches Out to the Community

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

It seems strange that most school administrative contracts have a starting date of July 1. That’s nearly two months before students return to the classroom, …

Prompts Released For Young Writers

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Young Writers Project is an independent nonprofit that engages students to write, helps them improve and connects them with authentic audiences through this newspaper; YWP’s …

The Book on Clean Water

Monday, August 31, 2015

Pittsburgh — Can bacteria-killing filter paper packaged in the form of a convenient book help people around the globe gain access to clean drinking water? …

British ‘Detectorists’ on Acorn TV Digs Up a Comedy Treasure

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Detectorists, a wonderful sitcom set in the south of England among a group of treasure hunters and the winner of the 2015 BAFTA award for scripted comedy, has crossed the Atlantic by way of the streaming subscription service …

Diversity Lags Among TV Directors

Thursday, August 27, 2015

With all this talk of too much TV, there still isn’t an overabundance of female and minority directors behind the camera. That’s according to the Directors Guild of America’s latest report analyzing the gender and ethnicity of directors hired by prime-time television shows across broadcast and cable networks, …

Fresh Air

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Chris Hanshaw, of Boylston, Mass., reads the New York Times Style Magazine while waiting for her laundry to finish up at The Wash Cycle in Fairlee on Tuesday. “I don’t know if I’ll pick up any style tips …

Curator Who Vanished Now Wants to Tell Her Story

Thursday, August 27, 2015

The reporters staked her out. The investigators said she conspired with crooked dealers. And her museum colleagues seemed content to watch her disappear, as if one of the world’s most powerful, respected and sought-after art historians deserved to …

Canaletto’s Venice

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Adolph Weil, Jr., w ho graduated from Dartmouth in 1935, became over the course of his life an avid and astute collector of prints by the most celebrated printmakers, among them Durer, Rembrandt, Goya and Canaletto. These artists …

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Entertainment Highlights: Americana Trio Kicks Off a New Road Show

Thursday, August 27, 2015

For the first act of his Rock Farmer Road Show series of folk and Americana concerts, fiddler Patrick Ross is bringing mandolin master Matt Flinner’s trio to West Newbury (Vt.) Hall this Sunday afternoon. And returning a favor, …

‘The View’ Rehires Joy Behar, Adds Co-hosts in Ratings Bid

Thursday, August 27, 2015

New York — It wouldn’t really feel like the end of summer without a few personnel changes at The View, and right on schedule ABC announced Tuesday that former panelist Joy Behar will be returning to the show for its 19th season beginning Sept. 8. Full House star …

Tunbridge Brewery Plans to Stay Small

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Off Route 110 in North Tunbridge and up the long climb of a tree-shaded dirt road that makes you think you’ve lost your bearings, there’s a small welcoming sign that announces Brocklebank Craft Brewing, a nano operation in …

Notes From the Garden: Set Aside Summer’s Surplus for a Snowy Day

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

It’s a rare gardener who doesn’t grow at least a few tomatoes. We all love them. I eat them at least twice a day in season, and sometimes I even have one with breakfast. But the season is short, so many of us try to put up tomatoes …