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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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Wreck diving off Burlington with Brian Mann.

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 rural Americans are paying a disproportionately heavy price in the current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. A new study found, when adjusted for population, rural Vermont's sacrifice has been nearly three times higher than the average urban community. According to the Associated Press, 26 Vermonters have died so far in the two wars. William O'Hare compiled the fact sheet on small town soldiers. He's a visiting scholar at the Carsey Institute, a think-tank based at the University of New Hampshire that looks at rural issues.  Go to full article
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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 activist is still writing about feeding the planet. She speaks tonight in Burlington at the Unitarian Universalist Society (7:30). It's sponsored by the Peace and Justice Center. Lappe is the author or co-author of sixteen books, and co-founder of the Small Planet Fund, channeling money to democratic social movements worldwide. Tonight in Burlington Lappe will talk about her latest book, Getting a Grip: Clarity, Creativity and Courage in a World Gone Mad. She spoke with Todd Moe.  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

Malone signs feature Vermont farm

New welcome signs to the town of Malone have raised some eyebrows. It was discovered that the sightly dairy farm pictured on the signs is in Woodstock, Vermont, not Malone,...  Go to full article

Preview: Vermont International Film Festival

The 18th annual Vermont International Film Festival, the world's oldest human rights and environmental film festival, opens tomorrow in Burlington. Films will be shown...  Go to full article

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