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Heather Nielsen as Sister James and (Right) Alison Edwards as Sister Aloysius Beauvier.
Heather Nielsen as Sister James and (Right) Alison Edwards as Sister Aloysius Beauvier.

Theatre review: Doubt at Vermont Stage in Burlington

Doubt runs at Vermont Stage Company in Burlington through February 3. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was at the opening night and has this review.  Go to full article

Lavender Ladies, a picture book for seniors

Check out your local bookstore or library and you'll find lots of books for infants and toddlers with vivid images and bold colors. But, how about the elderly? A Vermont woman is creating a series of picture books for seniors. The first is titled Lavender Ladies. Natalie Tucker Miller told Todd Moe that she got the idea for the books after reading stories to a group of residents at her mother's nursing home.  Go to full article

A strong Canadian dollar could boost sales today in the North Country

It's Black Friday - traditionally the first day of the year that retailers start to see a profit. Nationwide, businesses have a long list of worries, including high gas prices, dangerous levels of lead in many children's products and forecasts of recession brought on by declining home values. But, as Jonathan Brown reports, many Northern New York retailers could see more customers walk through their doors.  Go to full article

Rural America shoulders the burden of war

On Veterans Day, small towns across the North Country honored their soldiers, especially those soldiers who've died in America's wars. There is fresh evidence this week that...  Go to full article
Francis Moore Lappe

Preview: Francis Moore Lappe in Burlington tonight

Francis Moore Lappe's book Diet for a Small Planet, elevated personal choices about food into social, political and environmental concerns. That was back in 1971. The...  Go to full article

New census to count Vermont barns

Vermont is counting its barns. They're more than buildings in the Green Mountain State. They're an iconic part of the landscape and many are in danger of falling down. Nancy...  Go to full article
L to R: Wayne Tetrick as Larry & Edgar L. Davis as Walter. Photo: Lindsay Raymondjack

Theatre review: Inspecting Carol at Vermont Stage

Vermont Stage Company has opened their season with Inspecting Carol, which will run through November 4. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was at the opening night...  Go to full article

Ski resorts face labor shortage due to visa issue

Ski areas in New York and Vermont face a labor shortage for the upcoming season. The unresolved debate over illegal immigration is partly to blame. Todd Moe has more.  Go to full article
The Boucher family at their booth at the Burlington farmers market.

Dairy farmers branch out

Yesterday, we heard from sociologist Douglas Harper, who wrote a book about North Country dairy farmers called "Changing Works: Visions of a Lost Agriculture". The title...  Go to full article

Local details shape a general healthcare shortage

This week, we've been reporting on health care in the North Country. The region is being squeezed by a nationwide doctor shortage and declining insurance payments. It's...  Go to full article

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