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Hey, don't be fooled! History shows that while our little 'ol area did just experience some mild temperatures tinged with a hint of spring, winter's chill will rein supreme for a while longer. Translation: more snow is probably going to fall. With … more
Spring skiing in New England is unpredictable, at best. The conditions vary hour by hour. Temperatures can reach 64 degrees on a Wednesday and by Friday evening, it could be 19 degrees at the summit. It's bittersweet, really. On one hand, you know … more
It's amazing how stargazing often takes me back to my childhood, when I first gazed upon the night sky with wonder. more
The period Mark Twain dubbed "the Gilded Age" was one of extreme wealth and ostentation, of robber barons amassing great fortunes, of glaring chasms between rich and poor. more
It is always exciting to see something new, and if it moves with the alacrity of a gray squirrel, and looks like a gray squirrel except for its color, then is it a gray squirrel even if it is black? more
One night about two weeks ago, my husband and I hauled our boys abruptly out of bed as the particular snow falling from the sky was something not to be missed. I had driven home from work that evening in a shook-up snow globe snowfall and I needed … more
Among the stars of the night sky lie constellations that derive from real and imaginary people, animals and objects, but rarely can anyone trace the images they represent. Take, for example, the flying steed known as Pegasus. I defy anyone to look … more
Washington's birthday is a good time to think about cherry trees. But rather than questioning whether George really chopped down the tree and then admitted to it, I find myself wondering what kind of a cherry it could have been.(The story, … more
Vermont winters are notorious for their variable conditions, with cycles of rain and subzero temperatures consuming most of November through March. For the many cross country skiers in the area, this can make it especially difficult to choose the … more
If you're looking for a celestial challenge this week, you're in luck. On the night of Friday, Feb. 10, you might want to pay close attention to the full moon as it rises in the east shortly after sunset. If you do, you will be treated to a … more
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