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Farming Collective's Book Tour to Visit Upper Valley

Back during the 1970s, Secretary of Agriculture Earl Butz told farmers to either "get big or get out," and Montana farmer Dave Oien took his advice. He got out of industrial farming and turned to planting…

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Column: Thoughts About Israel, Passover, Freedom

The recent re-election of Benjamin Netanyahu as prime minister of Israel is a sad portent for Israel, for many Americans -- including many American Jews --and for the Palestinians. Netanyahu didn't hesitate…

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Editorial: Super-Sized Food Makers

Has Warren Buffett, "the Wizard of Omaha,'' met his match in Cheez Whiz? That question arises after last week's announcement that Buffett and other investors intend to acquire Kraft Foods and merge it…

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Raise Your Glass: Big Name Behind a Nice Cab

Carnivor, cabernet sauvignon 2013, Modesto, Calif., $9.99 to $12.99 When I was in elementary school, we were considered cool if we could say a few lines from television commercials. We memorized…

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Notes From the Garden: Starting Seeds Indoors

After arguably the coldest, snowiest winter on record, I am ready for spring. OK, maybe the winter of 1934 was colder. So what? I still have snow, and my woodpile is pathetic. I am picking up sticks and…

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Willem Lange: The March of Humanity, Stuck in Place, at Least in Indiana

Montpelier For almost eight decades now I've been reading commentaries about the parade of humanity -- from Will Rogers (posthumously), Walter Winchell, Drew Pearson and Westbrook Pegler, right up…

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VLS Report Shows School's Impact on State

South Royalton -- In an effort to communicate Vermont Law School's role as an "important economic and social player" in the state, the school has released a report saying that it contributed $30.5 million…

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Beverly M. Brown

Charlestown, N.H. -- Beverly M. Brown, age 84, of West Street in Charlestown and Naples, Fla. died on Sunday, March 29, 2015, at the Springfield Hospital in Springfield Vt. She was born in Brockton, Mass.…

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Muriel J. Foster

Grafton, N.H. -- Muriel J. Foster, 76, passed away Tuesday, March 31, 2015. There will be no calling hours. Family and friends are invited to Muriel's memorial service on Saturday, April 4, 2015, at 10…

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Charlotte A. Jenkins

Unity, N.H. -- For the past three and a half years, residing at SCHC (Sullivan county health care) with Alzheimer's, Charlotte A. Jenkins passed at age 78 on Wednesday, March 11, 2015. Born Nov. 20, 1936,…

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Indiana Law Draws in GOP Hopefuls

Washington -- The national debate over an Indiana religious-liberties law seen as anti-gay has drawn the entire field of Republican presidential contenders into the divisive culture wars, which badly damaged…

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Defense Rests in Boston Marathon Bombing Trial

Boston -- Lawyers for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev rested their case in his federal death penalty trial Tuesday, a day after they began presenting testimony designed to show his late older…

Mar 31
Democrat O'Malley Scolds GOP

Bedford, n.h. -- Likely Democratic presidential candidate Martin O'Malley says it's "shameful" for Republicans to support an Indiana law that critics see as legalizing discrimination against gays and lesbians.…

Mar 31
Commentary: Sports Leagues Need to Rise Against Indiana Law

In what is seemingly a mathematical impossibility, another state has wrestled away the "Mind Numbingly Dumbest Legislation Ever" trophy from the Great State a Texas. Drop the mic, Indiana. You win. Well…

Mar 31
Author Sings Praises of Heirloom Varieties in 'Epic Tomatoes'

Craig LeHoullier loves tomatoes. Not in the pass-me-the-spaghetti-sauce sense as much as in the gardening sense. He is the tomato adviser for Seed Savers Exchange, the Iowa-based nonprofit dedicated to…

Mar 31
In Brief: NASCAR Penalizes Newman's Team

Charlotte, n.c. -- NASCAR levied harsh penalties against Ryan Newman's race team Tuesday after determining Richard Childress Racing manipulated the tires Newman used at Auto Club Speedway in California.…

Mar 31
Baseball Salaries Go Up, Up, And Away

New York -- Even before the first pitch of the 2015 season is thrown, an eye-popping baseball record will be set. The average salary when opening-day rosters are finalized Sunday will break the $4 million…

Mar 31
High School Notes: Marauders Pack Trophy Case

Hanover -- Given the level of dominance the Hanover High girls hockey program enjoys in New Hampshire, this was bound to happen eventually. The Marauders claimed the two top postseason awards handed out…

Mar 31
Big Ten a Big Deal in Final Four

Milwaukee -- After Michigan State clinched a spot in the Final Four over the weekend, Wisconsin's Sam Dekker wrote a short but pointed note on Twitter that packed as much of a punch as one of his slam…

Mar 31
FSU's Winston Shows Off for NFL Bigwigs

Tallahassee, Fla. -- Jameis Winston dodged brooms and blocking pads. He threw over outstretched arms and tennis rackets. He completed passes from the pocket and on the run. Even when it was time for…

Mar 31
Net Loss: Goals Are Scarce for NHL's Leading Scorers

Denver -- When it comes to scoring, Sid the Kid's pace this season is no match for the greatest by the Great One. Pittsburgh forward Sidney Crosby is in line to win the scoring title with what can be…

Mar 31
Nine-Run Ninth Sends Red Sox Past Rays

Port Charlotte, Fla. -- Blake Swihart drove in three runs with a triple and a single in Boston's nine-run ninth inning Tuesday and the Red Sox beat a Tampa Bay Rays split squad 11-8. The Red Sox rallied…

Mar 31
U.S. Settles for Draw With Swiss

Zurich -- Leading by one goal at halftime against Switzerland, U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann warned his players: "never joke with an Italian referee." They didn't listen. Jozy Altidore was ejected in…

Mar 31
Nets Leapfrog C's Into 8th

New York -- Brook Lopez had 24 points and 11 rebounds, and the Brooklyn Nets reclaimed sole possession of eighth place in the Eastern Conference by beating the Indiana Pacers 111-106 on Tuesday night for…

Mar 31
Ovechkin Bags Goal No. 50

Washington -- Alex Ovechkin scored his NHL-leading 50th goal, reaching that mark for the sixth time and tying a team record with the 472nd of his career, and added an assist to help the Washington Capitals…