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On the front line: Detective Abigail Zimmer of the MPD

MANCHESTER — For police detective Abigail Zimmer, it's been a long and winding road to success. Still, the journey has made the destination all the sweeter for the first and only full-time female officer at the Manchester Police Department.As …
Community Briefs

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Flood Brook School honor Roll

Community Briefs

Editorials
The art of creating a new economy

This is shaping up as a blockbuster arts and culture summer for the Northshire. Please forgive us if we left anyone out, because it's a long list: Dorset Theatre Festival and Weston Playhouse Theater Company both have promising seasons lined up …

Letters to the editor
Letter: People heard, but no one stood up

To the Editor:The recent string of conversation in the Journal — Bob Stannard's May 5 column and Mark Tashjian's follow up May 12 column along with former Coach Shehadi's letter — all addressed events that had transpired at a BBA boys' …

Letter: Choice still matters in Rupert-Pawlet Act 46 effort

Letter: An open letter to U.S. Sen. John McCain

Letter: MHS will continue to serve Northshire

Arts
Local dancers in Vermont Center for 'Neverland'

RUTLAND — The Vermont Center for Dance Education is presenting its full-length ballet production of "Neverland" at 1 and 6 p.m. on Sunday, June 11 at the Paramount Theatre in Rutland. The production, several months in the making, is based …

Love changes everything for cast

Taconic Music hosting Windhaven Wind Symphony

Local Duo welcomes Jack Williams in concert

Dorset Players show one act is often enough

Local sports

BBA's Lord named Gatorade Player of the Year

MANCHESTER — When Georgia Lord woke up on Monday morning, she saw a very interesting message on her phone. It was a Twitter notification from the sports site Hudl, congratulating her on winning the 2016-2017 Gatorade Vermont Girls Soccer …

Post 13 comes out on short end against Post 5

BENNINGTON — The Bennington Post 13 Legion baseball team may be 0-4 to start the season, but coach Jamie Carey sees the light at the end of the tunnel."A lot of great things are happening with this team and we're under development right now, …

MAU, BBA lead all-star lacrosse lists

BENNINGTON — The Mount Anthony girls lacrosse and Burr and Burton boys lacrosse teams led the way for the latest Marble Valley League all-star awards announced recently.Five Patriots were recognized as first team players, including seniors …

Filled with experience, Post 13 looks to rebound

BENNINGTON — With 11 players returning from last summer, the Bennington Post 13 Legion baseball team is ready to start anew after a rough 2016.After the end of the season last July, fourth-year head coach Jamie Carey wanted to shake up the …
Lifestyles

Ripe for the picking: Everything you need to know about strawberry season

There is nothing like biting into one of the first strawberries of the season, perhaps still warm from the sun in the field of a pick-your-own farm. The sweet, strawberry scent as you hold it by the crown to bring it to your mouth ... and then the …

Ron Kujawski | Garden Journal: V-a-c-a-t-i-o-n for your houseplants

With summer arriving on Wednesday, June 21, I'm sure many folks are already thinking of summer vacation. Everyone loves a vacation, even your houseplants. Huh? Oh, yeah, plants suffer from the same winter blahs as we non-chlorophyll-laden type of …

Health Matters: Ticks and tick-borne diseases

New England states are experiencing a high prevalence of Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses. In 2015, Vermont experienced the highest incidence of Lyme disease per population (CDC, 2015 and 2016). This year, the anticipated rate of tick …

Wait, is that black frozen yogurt?

PITTSFIELD — Have you ever tried black frozen yogurt? The choice is now yours. Ayelada's newest flavor, Coconut Ash, is as black as the midnight sky and quickly gaining notoriety in Berkshire County.
Video
Press Pass for May 11

The Bennington Banner's Jim Therrien and Manchester Journal's Greg Sukiennik discuss the impact local ownership has had on the papers with host Andrew McKeever.

Food
A Mother's Day treat: Mini Mocha Baked Alaskas

Let's say you dream of wanting to make a very special dessert for mom on Mother's Day but don't really have the time or the expertise. Here's a cheating version of Baked Alaska. Sure it's antique — is there any other two-word phrase in English …

Mother's Day brunch menu: A cheese souffle perfect for Mom

Jim Baily | The Yankee Chef: The flavor of loaded potatoes, texture of classic Duchess spuds

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