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State board approves Manchester Health Services-VNA merger

MANCHESTER — Following an expedited certificate of need review, the Green Mountain Care Board has granted a certificate of need approval for a planned merger of financially ailing Manchester Health Services Inc. with VNA & Hospice of the …
Community Briefs

Cambridge, N.Y.Music from Salem awarded Stewart's Holiday Match GrantMusic from Salem is proud to announce that they are the recipients of a 2017 grant from the Stewart's Holiday Match program to support programs for children and youth. This …

Community Briefs

Community Briefs

Shield law a win for journalists, public

The Vermont Press Association praises and thanks the Vermont Legislature for approving a shield law designed to protect journalists from unwarranted subpoenas concerning their sources.The House of Representatives gave final approval to the …

Letters to the editor
Letter: Cost of inaction on climate already high

To the Editor: The recent Manchester Journal editorial on carbon pricing ("A carbon tax by any other name", April 14) caught my attention both as a millennial and Vermont resident. While the editorial dismissed the prospect for lessened fossil fuel …

Letter: Thanks for giving blood

Letter: Climate fight just beginning

Letter: Rod and Gun Club appreciates support

'Moonlight' wins best picture at botched Academy Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oscar winner, take two.Barry Jenkins' "Moonlight" — not, as it turned out, "La La Land" — won best picture at the Academy Awards in a historic Oscar upset and an unprecedented fiasco that saw one winner swapped …

Oscars flap eclipses 'Moonlight' win, but civility reigns

Local sports

Bulldogs strike early; zoom past rival MAU

BENNINGTON — Round 1 of the Mount Anthony and Burr and Burton Academy boys lacrosse rivalry this spring saw the visiting Bulldogs come out standing tall, striking for six unanswered goals to begin the contest and rolling to a 14-5 victory over …

Young, talented Bulldogs looking for experience

MANCHESTER — There will be a mix of new and familiar faces for Lisa Kelly to coach this season on the Burr and Burton softball team. The second-year coach will again have a team of mostly underclassman filling out the diamond for BBA this …

North Benn's Russell leads local Marathon contigent

BOSTON — All six local competitors in Monday's Boston Marathon finished the race, helped by near perfect conditions for the 26.2-mile event.The top finisher was North Bennington's Emily Russell in 3 hours, 26 minutes and 57 seconds. Out of …

Bittersweet Goodbye for Rabbi Novak of Israel Congregation

MANCHESTER — Rabbi David Novak will be leaving the Israel Congregation following a decade of service on Tuesday, April 18.      Though Novak began his career in communications, he eventually felt drawn to a higher …

Are you a new college grad? Weigh your health insurance options carefully

As graduation approaches for thousands of young adults this spring, sorting out your health insurance options may seem more daunting than any political economics problem you came up against at school. You may not think it's a high priority, but …

What's the secret behind the flavors at SoCo Creamery?

If you work at SoCo Creamery, you start every day with — what else — ice cream. "The first thing we do every morning at 6 a.m. is taste the ice cream we made the day before," said Matt Scott, director of brand integrity and production at SoCo Creamery in Great Barrington, Mass.

Ron Kujawski | Garden Journal: Plant a tree on Arbor Day

A little before my time, 1872, to be precise, the Nebraska State Board of Agriculture proposed that the 10th day of April be set aside as a tree-planting holiday, and thereby named it Arbor Day, the first such celebration in the nation.

Could the Henrietta Lacks case happen today?

NEW YORK — What happened in the 1951 case of Henrietta Lacks, and could it happen again today?The story of the woman who unwittingly spurred a scientific bonanza made for a best-selling book in 2010. This weekend, it returned in an HBO film …

Toss veggies into hummus, roast them and enjoy a tasty crust

I remember being told in marketing class back in graduate school that the fastest growing food category in America was hummus. Hummus, our professor insisted to us disbelieving students, would soon be ubiquitous. I should have heeded his advice and …

Out-flank old ideas of flank steak with this rolled version

Cook the apples, lose the gap in your pie!

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