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Column: The lessons of the pulling boat
01-19-2021 10:10 PM


Foghorn? Right here! Give it a toot; make sure it’s working. Thank you. Bilge pump? Port side of centerboard trunk. Is it working? I don’t know. Two plastic buckets? Right here! Fill one of ’em to check if the bilge pump’s working. Good. Charts?And so...

Column: Why Belleau Wood matters
09-12-2020 10:10 PM


On Nov. 11, 2018, President Donald Trump was scheduled to observe the centenary of World War I’s armistice in the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery and Memorial, where the dead of the Battle of Belleau Wood are buried. At the time, I and a dozen other...

Column: High school hallways may be a danger zone
05-14-2020 10:10 PM


Every year for 25 years I spent 189 days inside a school building. That’s 4,725 days, according to my calculator. So I’m familiar with the territory. That’s why I’m concerned about bringing students back to school when the COVID-19 shutdowns finally...

Put some spring in your summer with calla lilies
04-27-2020 10:28 AM


If you’re home from work and champing at the bit to do something, planting bulbs now for summer blossoms might be just your ticket. I recently got some calla lilies and sword lily rhizomes at Gardeners Supply in Lebanon and planted them in pots. I...

High stakes for small ears: Seed stewards preserve native varieties of corn, other plants
01-11-2020 10:16 PM


NEWBURY, Vt. — Dried ears of Koasek corn are only about 4 inches long, much shorter and slimmer than the commercial varieties sold at the grocery store.But Koasek corn, which is native to northern New England, isn’t for sale at the supermarket. Seed...

Essay: How New Hampshire adopted its famous motto
09-27-2019 10:09 PM


How did “Live Free or Die” become the New Hampshire state motto? You might think it has something to do with our Revolutionary War roots and stingy political culture, but the historical record says otherwise. To understand this strange tale, let’s...

A writer whose restlessness comes through in his stories
07-18-2019 10:00 PM


The world may have lost a future lawyer the day Peter Orner, then studying to become a criminal defense attorney at Northeastern University, first tuned out his professor’s lecture and worked on some creative writing instead. But the world also gained...

When Norwich cadets marched on Hanover
07-05-2019 10:00 PM


On a summer afternoon in the 1830s, Capt. Alden Partridge, founder of Norwich University, looked over the troops assembled before him. Even though the captain’s uniform jacket had grown a little tight over the years, he was still an impressive sight,...

Column: Revival or rerun? Return of the televangelists
06-01-2019 11:00 PM


In case you hadn’t noticed, the televangelists are back. They may be less obvious than before, because they have taken advantage of a fractured media landscape. Whereas during their earlier heyday, the 1980s, they competed in a less crowded field and...

Life Here: The Valley is beautiful, except for this symbol
05-24-2019 10:00 PM


I love the landscape here. I do. It is so beautiful and especially at this time of the year. There are so many shades of greening going on, the commute to work is breathtaking.When my son was holed up in an office in Philadelphia a few years ago, I...

Listen if you dare: Guinness says whistling West Lebanon man hits the highest of notes
03-29-2019 4:13 PM


Setting world records might leave you breathless, but an Upper Valley resident has whistled his way to the top.Andrew Stanford, 20, of West Lebanon, recently set a record for the highest note whistled, as recognized by Guinness World Records, the...

Eyes on the Land: Years of Observation Shape a Corinth Farm
05-15-2018 10:00 PM

By Liz Guenther

May 2It’s been a long winter on our small farm in Corinth. A week ago I looked out my kitchen windows and scanned Hurricane Ridge hopefully, searching for the deepening burgundy hue that means the buds on the hardwoods are swelling. I saw it, but I...

The (Not So) Good (Smelling) Old Days
09-22-2017 10:00 PM

By Larry Coffin

The sanitary equipment of the house is an all-important matter, as there is no other feature of the home which will afford more comfort and be so conducive to perfect health as good plumbing. St. Johnsbury Caledonian, May 23, 1906From the...

Raise Your Glass: Bread & Butter Wine Brand Changes Hands
04-19-2017 1:56 PM

By Warren Johnston

Bread & ButterChardonnay, 2015Napa, Calif., $14.99Bread & Butter Chardonnay is among the top-selling super premium wines in the country, and there’s a good reason for that — it’s a dry, white wine that is flavorful, well-crafted and sells for a...

Column: Are Flowers Better Than Bullets?
04-05-2017 9:00 PM

Paul Keane

Who cares — who even realizes — that a Russian poet died at age 83 last week? We are much more caught up in Russian hacking than Russian poetry. Yevgeny Yevtushenko wrote a poem about a girl I saw at breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day in 1969 and...

Willem Lange: After Cancer Finding, Holding on to Hope
07-05-2016 10:00 PM

Willem Lange

MontpelierA few years ago, when I signed up with a new personal care provider in central Vermont, she asked, “What are your goals for your health care in the coming years?” She didn’t say it, but I knew what she meant, which was “in the few short...

Famed Editor Maxwell Perkins Loved Windsor Best
06-10-2016 10:02 PM

By Kevin O’Connor

After a long day at the office, some people lose themselves in a good book. The late editor Maxwell Perkins — the man who discovered such talents as F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway and Thomas Wolfe — had to find solace elsewhere.In his case, the...

Column: Tending Wilder’s Grave, and His Memory
06-03-2016 10:00 PM

Paul Keane

What The Thornton Wilder Society recently did would have been unthinkable many years ago. It announced that Wilder, who died in 1975 as America’s most honored writer (three Pulitzers and a National Book Award) had lived his life as a “deeply closeted”...

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