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Seemingly, yes! In a fascinating example of how what happens halfway around the world can impact us here at home, Brattleboro, Vt.-based FiberMark’s Lowville plant will be closed next week in part due to a year-old Chinese law that limits...
Yesterday I talked with Amy Ivy  (of Coop. Extension) about a neat event in Plattsburgh Saturday afternoon that’ll bring people who want to eat local food together with people who produce food, local food, even in this dead part of...
This is part of a series of farmers writing about life on the farm , week to week, through the season. Courtney Grimes-Sutton is co-owner of Mace Chasm Farm in Keeseville. Read all of Courtney’s journal entries here. And you should check out...
I cover the Champlain Valley, so I cross back and forth between Vermont and New York a lot. Sometimes the places blur together and I don’t even notice I’ve crossed the state line. But other times – in the islands, in Port Henry and...
Update, 4:45 pm: Nora again in Canton — we’ll be continuing to follow this story with Brian in the Adirondacks, but in the meantime you can check your weather conditions on our weather page, where you’ll also find weather alerts by...


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Simple Beauty: Georgia O'Keeffe at the Shelburne Museum
Georgia O'Keeffe is most famous for her paintings of the American Southwest, but O'Keeffe's first maturity as an artist came while painting in Lake George. Brian Mann visited the new Georgia O'Keeffe exhibition at the Shelburne Museum in Vermont..
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Lake Champlain Maritime History, pt. 1
Wreck diving off Burlington with Brian Mann.

Lake Champlain as artists? muse

More than sixty original works by visual artists from northern New York, Vermont, Quebec and New England are in a new book that celebrates Lake Champlain and the lands that surround it. "The Art of Lake Champlain" was published this year as part of the quadricentennial of the lake's discovery. The book includes oils, watercolors, pastels, photos and poetry. Publisher Gary Chassman told Todd Moe that it demonstrates that the lake continues to offer inspiration for artists.  Go to full article

Neko Case on singing, songwriting and moving back to Vermont

Neko Case plays tonight at the Flynn Center in Burlington. The singer songwriter's latest CD Middle Cyclone debuted in March at number three on the Billboard 200. That's the list of best sellers in all musical genres. Her own genre is tough to pin down. Some call it "alt-country" though Neko Case says she doesn't know what that means. Her musical career started in the mid-90s when she played drums in a punk band. And she sings with the Vancouver-based modern folk band The New Pornographers. She spoke with our own Jonathan Brown about singing, songwriting and moving last year to an old farm in Vermont.  Go to full article
Leo Branchaud coaxes a heifer out of the barn at his organic dairy farm in Tinmouth, VT

Organic dairies struggling, too

The demand for organic milk and dairy products has grown by double digits each year since 2005, until this year. Now the shrinking economy has pushed consumer demand for pricey organic products down and that has left some organic farms in trouble. As part of a collaboration with Northeast stations, Susan Keese of Vermont Public Radio reports.  Go to full article
Todd Lockwood

Preview: "One Degree of Separation"

After a 30 year hiatus, Burlington photographer Todd Lockwood is back behind the lens. Lockwood attended Northwood school in Lake Placid in the 60's, studied photography in...  Go to full article

Book review: "Return to Sender"

Acclaimed Latina author Julia Alvarez's new novel for young readers tackles the issue of illegal farm works on North Country dairy farms. She lives in Vermont. Betsy Kepes...  Go to full article

Adirondack Roundtable: former Vermont governor Madeline Kunin

The Lake Placid Institute kicked off its annual Adirondack Roundtable series with a speech by former Vermont Governor Madeline Kunin. She addressed issues discussed in her...  Go to full article
Abby Lee as Sally, John Patrick Hayden as Matt Photo: Buff Lindau

Theatre Review: "Talley's Folly" at St. Michael's Playhouse

Talley's Folly runs through July 11 at St. Michael's Playhouse in Colchester. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was at the opening night and has this review.  Go to full article
Stoneyfield says their new feeding plan cuts cow burps. (Photo by Peggy Greb, courtesy of the USDA)

Controlling cow burps

Cows burp methane gas. It's a potent greenhouse gas. The Environmental Protection Agency says cow burps alone make up 20% of the methane emissions in the US. That leads to...  Go to full article
Marc Tumminelli as Lucky and Tessa Faye as Joan. Photo credit: Buff Lindau<br /><br />

Theatre Review: "Dames at Sea" at St. Michael's Playhouse

St. Michael's Playhouse in Colchester has opened their season with the musical Dames at Sea running through June 27. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was at the...  Go to full article
Jake Shimabukuro

Ukulele master Jake Shimabukuro plays two concerts this weekend

The world's best-known, and some say most talented, ukulele player will be making two stops in the region this weekend, just before heading back on the road with Jimmy...  Go to full article

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