Life & Times

An early map of the New England highway system, published in Sargent's Handbook of New England in 1916, shows the first layout of Route 12.

Summer Journey: New England’s Lost Highway

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Nothing buzzes like a summer road trip; windows down, ideally a sunroof open and a scenic two-lane road along the shore or through the woods. …

‘Rock Warehouse’

Monday, July 6, 2015

Menlo Park, Calif. — Hidden behind drab doors in a valley that celebrates all that is new, bright and beautiful is a scientific treasure: proof …

Outside Story: Gray Foxes Are Returning to Northern New England

Monday, July 6, 2015

When you think of foxes (if you ever do), you likely picture the ginger-coated red fox, like Mr. Tod from Beatrix Potter’s fantastical children’s tales, …

Artist Plans a Funeral as Her Last Work

Friday, July 3, 2015

The revelation that performance artist Marina Abramovic plans to make her own funeral her last work shouldn’t come as a surprise. Abramovic, 68, detailed plans for her funeral during a speech in Sydney, Australia, as part of a 12-day residency for Kaldor Public Art Projects, the Guardian reported. …

Duke Boys Booted Off TV Land

Friday, July 3, 2015

TV Land has dropped reruns of The Dukes of Hazzard from its schedule, the network confirmed Wednesday. The Dukes of Hazzard aired on CBS from 1979 to 1985. It starred John Schneider and Tom Wopat as Bo and Luke Duke, troublemaking brothers in fictional Hazzard County, Ga. Their …

One Possible Reason ‘Bachelor’ Contestants Act Like Lunatics

Friday, July 3, 2015

Whether they strip naked, get way too drunk or scream how no one’s appreciating their “sparkle,” it’s a time-honored tradition: Every season, many Bachelor and Bachelorette contestants act like complete lunatics. That includes the latest season of The Bachelorette, where multiple guys have made fools of themselves in …

Blue Cross Says Vt. Is Liable for Unpaid Claims

Friday, July 3, 2015

Montpelier — Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont says it will not seek further payment from health care providers or its customers for money owed on Vermont Health Connect accounts that weren’t terminated in a timely fashion. The state’s largest health insurer, and the dominate player in …

Greeks Warned on Debt Vote

Friday, July 3, 2015

International lenders owed $270 billion from Greece for five years of bailouts warned Thursday that a “no” vote in a referendum on their final offer for another extension won’t elicit an easing of its austerity terms. Jeroen Dijsselbloem, head of the Eurogroup that coordinates monetary policy for the …

Art Notes: Exhibition Illuminates Windsor’s Grand Architecture

Thursday, July 2, 2015

W indsor’s Main Street is one of the handsomest in Vermont , with a fine array of buildings and architectural styles from all eras. The stretch of Route 5 leading into the main district is wide and sweeping, …

Entertainment Highlights: A Fiddle Prodigy Returns With a Grown-Up Trio

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Seems like yesterday that you could pick a summer-music venue in the Upper Valley — from Middle Earth Music Hall in Bradford to the New World Festival in Randolph — and find Celtic and jazz prodigy Jeremy Kittel …

Chandler Center Begins New Search for Executive Director

Thursday, July 2, 2015

When he was hired to run the Chandler Center for the Arts last August, Kurt Thoma said he was eager to move to Vermont and to work for a small, robust arts center like Randolph’s 108-year-old landmark. “The …

ABT Names First Black Female Principal Dancer

Thursday, July 2, 2015

New York — Misty Copeland, the Missouri-born ballerina who’s become a forceful voice for diversity in ballet and achieved a celebrity that far transcends that rarified world, was named principal dancer at American Ballet Theatre on Tuesday — …

Episcopalians to Allow Gay Marriage in Churches

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Salt Lake City — Episcopalians overwhelmingly voted Wednesday to allow religious weddings for same-sex couples, solidifying the church’s embrace of gay rights that began more than a decade ago with the pioneering election of the first openly gay bishop. The vote came in Salt Lake City at the …