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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.

"Primetime" Story Prompts Ethics Debate

Franklin County District Attorney Derek Champagne says it's too late to file criminal charges against a Vermontville man videotaped while hitting and slapping his 15-year-old daughter. But Champagne says state and local officials are reviewing whether three children still living in the home of Joe and Lynn Nelson are receiving proper care. Last Friday, the ABC news magazine "Primetime" broadcast footage of the Nelson home that included scenes of physical and emotional violence. The footage aired as part of a documentary on stepfamilies struggling with children from separate marriages. The broadcast prompted a public outcry. As Brian Mann reports, it has also triggered a new debate over the ethics of journalism.

A warning: Some of the sounds in this story are violent and disturbing.  Go to full article

Franklin County DA Says Too Late For Abuse Charges in "Primetime" Case

Franklin County's district attorney says it's too late to prosecute a man who punched and slapped his daughter. The incident was recorded by a film crew with ABC News in 2002 but only aired last week on the national news program "Primetime." District Attorney Derek Champagne says the statute of limitations for bringing charges against Joe Nelson, who lives in Vermontville, has expired. As Brian Mann reports, the case has triggered a national outcry.  Go to full article
Bill McKibben

Global Warming, North Country Style

The debate over global warming and climate change has, for the most part, ended. It's for real. Last week's cover of Time Magazine screamed "Be worried, be very worried". Environmental writer Bill McKibben has been saying that since the late 1980s, when his book The End of Nature sounded one of the earliest alarms about global warming. McKibben's also a practiced student of North Country ecology. He lives part-time in the southern Adirondack town of Johnsburg. McKibben sat down with David Sommerstein to envision what the North Country might be like in a warmer world. He says it's already happening.  Go to full article
<i>Persistence of Innocence</i>, 1992, David Driver

Art That Blends Science and Fantasy

A new exhibit featuring the works of Vermontville artist David Driver continues this month at Evergreen Valley Nursing Home in Plattsburgh. Sponsored by Norte Maar,...  Go to full article

ATV Death On Lake George

An ice fisherman from Vermont died on Lake George Tuesday morning after his 4-wheeled ATV broke through the ice. State police say the 72-year-old from Rutland, who hasn't...  Go to full article
Bill Demong from Vermontville sails over the Italian Alps (N. Battaglia)

Vermontville's Demong Finishes 25th In Nordic Combined

The Olympics continue today in Italy. Vermontville native Bill Demong competed Tuesday in the Nordic combined, an event that combines ski jumping with cross-country racing. ...  Go to full article
The Flynn's original Art Deco 1930 opening night program.

Burlington's Flynn Celebrates 75 Years

A special gallery exhibit at the Flynn Center in Burlington celebrates the center's colorful history. The Flynn was a movie palace in the 1930's and was reborn as a...  Go to full article
Donald Grody as Niels Bohr and Mark Nash as Walter Heisenberg.

Theatre Review: Copenhagen at Vermont Stage

The prize-winning play Copenhagen has opened at Vermont Stage in Burlington and runs through February 5. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was at the opening night...  Go to full article
El Gleno Grande -- one of many acts at this year's First Night Burlington

Burlington's 23rd First Night Celebrates the Arts

The stars will come out to shine Saturday when Burlington's New Year's Eve substance-free celebration of the arts brings together over 1,000 artists from around the region to...  Go to full article
Stephan Jost

New Shelburne Director Looks For New Audiences

The Shelburne Museum on the Vermont side of Lake Champlain has a new director. Stephan Jost will take over as head of one of the country's most celebrated regional...  Go to full article

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