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  • Jailed convict Mumia Abu-Jamal will give Vermont school commencement speech
    Jailed convict Mumia Abu-Jamal will give Vermont school commencement speech
    Mumia Abu-Jamal isn’t a name you hear too often and yet on Tuesday it was announced that the man has scored a spot as Goddard College’s commencement speaker. If you have heard his name and know who he is, you know why this decision is...
  • Vermont’s local food movement is leading the way in relocalizing food system
    Vermont’s local food movement is leading the way in relocalizing food system
    Here in Vermont and all across the country, people are asking questions about where their food comes from and how it is produced. They want to know that it is healthy, safe to eat, and supports family farms and local entrepreneurs. Vermont has...
  • 10 questions for food entrepreneur Vera Chang of Shelburne Farms
    10 questions for food entrepreneur Vera Chang of Shelburne Farms
    At Harvard’s Forum on Food Labeling last year, this Examiner met Vera Chang. Listening to details of the lush landscape of Shelburne Farms, which Vera now calls home and work, I was hooked. A few months later, I was there. This interview is...
  • Sunflowers in Vermont to supply biodiesel for Green Mountain Power
    Sunflowers in Vermont to supply biodiesel for Green Mountain Power
    Sunflowers are a beautiful sight in Vermont, dotting the rural landscape and iconic farms with bursts of autumnal glory. Elsewhere these flowers of the sun billow in the breeze for all to enjoy until they wilt and die with the close of the season....
  • The Daniel Rust House
    Enjoy the luxury and charm of a New England B&B
    You don’t have to go far to enjoy the hospitality and charm of a New England inn or bed and breakfast — so why not plan a quiet weekend getaway somewhere close to home? Whether traveling solo or with someone special, these unique...
  • Kid driving drunk mom in Vermont: Mom gets child endangerment charges
    Jessica Mathiau: Drunk mom relinquishes wheel to kid as she worked brakes
    A Vermont woman who was drunk, or more than three sheets to the wind inebriated, avoided a DUI by having her youngster drive her home. She apparently knew that she was too drunk to get behind the wheel.Now most would agree Jessica Mathiau was...
  • Vermont bacon ad backlash
    Vermont bacon ad backlash: Cafe tries to save their bacon over 'offensive' sign
    A Vermont bacon ad is the subject of a ballooned debate about exactly what is offensive these days. The seemingly harmless sign, a sidewalk ad that was promoting bacon, was removed after a vegan Muslim woman complained that it was insensitive and...
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    Vermont restaurant removes bacon sign after Muslim woman complains
    Call it a classic case of political correctness run amok. Citing safety concerns, Sneakers Bistro, a restaurant based in Winooski, Vermont, removed a sign that read, “Yield Sneakers Bacon,” Breitbart.com reported Saturday. According to...
  • Christopher Dodd and Jim Jeffords (left)
    Senator Jim Jeffords dies at age 80
    Jim Jeffords spent his entire political career bucking trends. Nominally a Republican, Jeffords often supported positions contrary to his party. Eventually, the Vermont senator left the G.O.P. to caucus with the Democrats. In the end, Jeffords...
  • Seamus The Great "In The City"
    Seamus The Great debut "In The City" EP
    The Facebook page Seamus The Great sites influences from a wide array of genres, and on the "In The City" EP that varied taste is on full display. Song to song, verse to verse, an incredible range, versatility and clever composition make...
  • Vermont's classic Tunbridge World's Fair
    Food and agricultural fairs strengthen Vermont’s local food movement
    In Vermont, Farm to Plate is the statewide initiative to grow Vermont’s farm and food economy and increase access to healthy, local food for all Vermonters. Vermonters from across the food system from farmers to educators, state government...
  • Scrumptious entertaining, cooking and snacking with Vermont Creamery
    Scrumptious entertaining, cooking and snacking with Vermont Creamery
    I have a very famous friend who claims he can't cook at all. When he wants to entertain or be entertained, he puts a plaintive call out on the internet . . . sometimes, it's for soup or health food or steaks. I don't know how...
  • Fun Vacations: Ideas For The Summer
    Fun Vacations: Ideas For The Summer
    Summer is a great time of year where the weather is beautiful and the sun is shining. Many people take this opportunity to go on a much deserved vacation. Take advantage of the season and get out to someplace fun and totally summer oriented. Here...
  • Eat, Stay and Farm in Vermont’s Green Mountains
    Eat, Stay and Farm in Vermont’s Green Mountains
    Plopped on a gentle hillside in the middle of the Green Mountains, but only a mile or so off Interstate 89 lies one of Vermont’s hidden gems—where you can eat, stay, and farm by way of an authentic farm to plate experience. Green...
  • Wonderful Quechee
    Go above and beyond for Father's Day
    There's the usual brunch shindig every Mother's Day, and come June for Dad- well, another tie or shaving kit. But why not go above and beyond this year? No, not a six-pack and marinated steaks for him to grill, but how about literally...