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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.

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, New York. David Sommerstein caught up with Malone town supervisor Howard Maneely at the Local Government Conference Tuesday in Potsdam. He asked Maneely what happened.  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 through Sunday at Burlington's Waterfront Theatre and Merrill's Roxy Cinema. The event also features a college student showcase and films by Vermont directors. Todd Moe spoke with Deb Ellis, President of the Vermont International Film Festival.  Go to full article

NE economic plan gets boost in House

A proposed commission charged with boosting the economies of the Northeast border region has taken a step forward in Congress. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Book review: "Elsie's Biscuits"

Laurey Masterton grew up in Vermont, the daughter of the founders of Blueberry Hill Inn and authors of the Blueberry Hill cookbooks. Masterton now owns a gourmet food store...  Go to full article
Politicians have spent hundreds of millions of dollars improving border crossings like this one north of Plattsburgh (Source: USGSA)

Report: US-Canada border "dangerously vulnerable"

Investigators for the Government Accountability Office say they were able to smuggle fake contraband designed to look like a dirty atomic bomb into the United States. The...  Go to full article

Drought hits Northern New York and Vermont

Low water levels and the continued shortage of rainfall are starting to hurt farmers and other businesses across Northern New York and Vermont. Jonathan Brown reports.  Go to full article

Weapons from the battles of Plattsburgh and Valcour Island come home

A Canadian filmmaker has returned historical artifacts he helped recover from the bottom of Lake Champlain more than 30 years ago. Montreal native Kenn Feigelman recently...  Go to full article

Vermont wins lawsuit to reduce auto emissions

A federal judge says Vermont can regulate greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles. The verdict is a victory for clean air advocates in the Green Mountain State as well as...  Go to full article
Amy Trubek

A passion for local food

A couple of food experts from Vermont will visit the North Country this week. Vermont chef and food historian Amy Trubek, and Vermont Fresh Network Director Meghan Sheradin...  Go to full article

Development complicates Lake Champlain pollution

Last week, we reported that nearly 70% of phosphorous pollution pouring into Lake Champlain's Missisquoi Bay comes from agriculture. Manure from dairy farms has helped to...  Go to full article

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