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This week I’m going to talk about a fairly boring but very important topic — zoonotic diseases. Long name, but a pretty simple definition. A zoonotic disease is a disease that can be spread between humans and animals. The truth is that a very wide variety of diseases can be zoonotic. In fact…

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The holidays are here, folks, and they’ve arrived earlier than usual. Everyone seems a bit caught off guard by how fast the fall has gone by, myself included. So much so, that as I write this column with Thanksgiving less than a week away, I’m still unsure what I’ll be cooking. I honestly ha…

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If a story is enjoyable once, why not read it again? Many works of classic literature have reappeared as revised versions in which an author rewrites or pays tribute to a well-known book. Here are a few titles in which you can read an old classic in a new way.

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You know when you taste something and can just tell it is the right thing to imbibe? I’m thinking less about cocktails and delicious desserts and more about those foods that feel nourishing and healing, like greens in the middle of winter or the first strawberry of the season. Fire cider fal…

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Danielle Klebes brings her recent series of paintings “Aimless Pilgrimage” to Rutland’s 77 Gallery and it’s an invigorating view. In this series, Klebes focuses her attention on people or groups of people who are about to experience changes. Is a storm on the horizon? Will an accident happen? Did he hurt himself?

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She was raised in her mother’s dance studio, and gave lessons to many of Rutland’s youth when she wasn’t watching the Miss USA pageants on television with her grandparents.

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While the sugar buzz from Halloween winds down, this week’s People & Places will give it just one more encore. Last Wednesday afternoon, on Halloween, the halls of Tinmouth Mountain School emptied and students paraded to the town hall, before arriving at the house of the school’s neighbo…

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Hathaway Farm & Corn Maze had a “Man’s Best Friend Feature” this year. The 12-acre field of corn was cut into the shape of a large dog — and made fun for all ages. Irene Hathaway says ideas happen quickly, “And I decide,” but planning and scaling everything down can take months. Her work…

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