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 Keeping each other honest for 10 years, Goodie and David Corriveau combined have lost more than 100 pounds.

A Matter of Control

Monday, October 20, 2014

Over the first year, I lost 70 pounds. Over the next nine, I dropped a net total of five. What’s a Weight Watcher to do, …

Study: Malpractice Reform Won’t Result in Health Care Savings

Monday, October 20, 2014

There’s been a long-running theory that one reason medical costs are bloated is that doctors are scared of medical malpractice suits, so they order expensive …

Affordable Care Act Refutes Cost Prediction

Monday, October 20, 2014

Washington — Business groups said soon after the health-care act became law in 2010 that the sweeping health-care overhaul would impose huge new costs on …

Potter Spinoff Trilogy Planned

Thursday, October 16, 2014

The upcoming Harry Potter spinoff film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, will be the first in a trilogy. The movies will be directed by Potter veteran David Yates, who directed the latter four films in the eight-part franchise, and will reunite the filmmaking team of David …

Australian Wins Booker Prize

Thursday, October 16, 2014

London — Australian novelist Richard Flanagan won the Man Booker Prize for The Narrow Road to the Deep North, a novel based on his father’s experience as a prisoner of war in World War II. Flanagan, whose father …

A Little Help

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Ryan Barrows, 9, grimaces as he works to lift a pole saw to cut a sapling at his home in Hartland. Bill Barrows, Ryan’s father, who was supervising nearby, said “Ryan is my little helper ... he likes …

A Cajun in New England

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Shayne Brunet found out pretty quickly that crawfish weren’t a big hit in New England. Shortly after arriving in Vermont with her family, Brunet, who is from New Orleans, where cooking and eating food is a love affair, …

Notes From the Garden: Now Is the Time to Plant Garlic

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Garlic is one of those magical ingredients that give foods depth of flavor and the richness of another world. Italian food, French food, Indian food, these all include liberal use of garlic. Why the English decided on fish and chips and boiled dinners as their staples is a …

Famous Chefs Lead a Charge Toward Vegetable-Centered Fast Food

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Never mind that his latest restaurant, the over-the-top Bazaar Meat in Las Vegas, is a temple to suckling pig and foie gras. José Andrés would like you to consider, for a moment, the vegetable. Settled into a corner …

In ‘Walking Dead,’ AMC Has a Perfect Long-Running Show

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Five seasons in and The Walking Dead shows no signs of slowing down. If anything, it’s the opposite. About 17.3 million people watched the Season 5 premiere Sunday night, the highest ratings in the show’s history and an absurdly large number of viewers for a cable drama. Somehow, …

Panel Popping Plane: Scary, But Not Dangerous

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Scary, most definitely, but not unsafe: That’s the assessment of aviation safety experts about an American Airlines flight during which the wall panels cracked loose, prompting an emergency landing at San Francisco International Airport. The problem on the …

Letting Go of Legos

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

While visiting from Moorhead, Minn., Jim Forde reads to his grandson Otis Dreyer, of Quechee, at the Quechee Public Library on Friday. They were at the library for the weekly Lego club, but Dreyer’s attention turned to Halloween …

School Notes: Hartford’s Dothan Brook School Wins Award for Positive Behavior Program

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

White River Junction — At Hartford’s Dothan Brook Elementary School, students, teachers, staff and parents are promoting climate change as a positive thing. How positive? Last week, the Vermont Agency of Education named the kindergarten-to-grade-5 institution as an “Examplar School” for the third year in a row, for …