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DUMMERSTON — People turn out for the 5th New England Street Food Festival at Kampfires Campground on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. More photos on page A3

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DUMMERSTON — People turn out for the 5th New England Street Food Festival at Kampfires Campg…

BRATTLEBORO — Come to the Latchis Theatre for a special, one-time-only screening of the locally made one-hour documentary "Break the Silence: …

TOWNSHEND — Grace Cottage Family Health will be offering a flu vaccine clinic from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 8. Pre-registration is rec…

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Health officials on Tuesday encouraged Vermonters to get COVID-19 booster shots right up through Wednesday to protect themselves and others as they travel and visit friends and family for the Thanksgiving holiday. Testing for the virus is also recommended, Health Commissioner Mark Levine sai…

MONTPELIER — To relieve some of the pressure on Vermont hospitals caused by a combination of factors, including COVID-19, the state is opening 80 beds at long-term care and rehabilitation facilities, said Agency of Human Services Secretary Mike Smith.

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Sheriff’s officials in central California released photos of a possible suspect in the kidnapping of four members of a family, including an 8-month-old child. The Merced County Sheriff’s Office said the child’s mother, father and uncle were taken against their will at gunpoint from a business in the city of Merced on Monday. Sheriff Vern Warnke said the kidnapper has made no ransom demands or contact of any kind. The sheriff’s department asked for the public’s help in identifying the suspect. He was seen wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt, dark shorts and a light blue disposable face mask.

A new court filing from Angelina Jolie alleges that on a 2016 flight, Brad Pitt grabbed her by the head and shook her then choked one of their children and struck another when they tried to defend her. The descriptions of abuse on the private flight came in a cross-complaint Jolie filed Tuesday in the couple’s dispute over a winery they co-owned. A representative for Pitt denied the abuse allegations to The Associated Press. The allegations were first aired soon after the flight, but details have been kept sealed. The FBI and Los Angeles County's child services agency investigated but found no grounds for action against Pitt.

New York has a new plan for temporarily housing the migrants being sent to the city from Texas and Arizona. The city installed giant tents in a remote corner of the Bronx with limited access to public transportation. Now those tents are being moved to Randall's Island, which sits in the East River between Manhattan, the Bronx and Queens. The island is connected by five bridges to the three boroughs, and people can take buses or walk several blocks to reach the city’s subway system. Advocates for the homeless say the city should look to other solutions than tent cities.

Finalists for the National Book Awards were announced Tuesday. They include Gayl Jones’ “The Birdcatcher,” a short, lyrical novel about a writer’s trip to the island of Ibiza and the gifted, unstable couple she stays with. The activist and former Olympics gold medalist Tommie Smith is a young people’s literature nominee for “Victory. Stand!: Raising My Fist for Justice." Pulitzer Prize winner Sharon Olds is a poetry finalist for “Balladz." Robert Samuels’ and Toluse Olorunnipa’s “His Name Is George Floyd” is a nonfiction nominee. Winners will be announced Nov. 16 at a dinner that will also honor cartoonist Art Spiegelman and American Library Association Executive Director Tracie D. Hall.

Usually the call telling scientists that they won a Nobel Prize is received in private by the special few. Not in American physicist John Clauser's case. He was on a Zoom interview with The Associated Press when the call finally came and he asked if it was OK to talk with the Nobel Committee. Sure. Now the world gets a glimpse of what it's like to be told you are the ultimate winner. Spoiler alert: He already knew he won. Friends had called him earlier. It just took some time for the Swedish Academy of Sciences to get through to his busy home phone.

Sheriff’s officials in central California released photos of a possible suspect in the kidnapping of four members of a family, including an 8-month-old child. The Merced County Sheriff’s Office said the child’s mother, father and uncle were taken against their will at gunpoint from a business in the city of Merced on Monday. Sheriff Vern Warnke said the kidnapper has made no ransom demands or contact of any kind. The sheriff’s department asked for the public’s help in identifying the suspect. He was seen wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt, dark shorts and a light blue disposable face mask.

Stocks rose sharply again on Wall Street Tuesday and clawed back more of the ground they lost in a miserable several weeks. The S&P 500 rose 3.1% Tuesday, its biggest gain in more than two years. The index has been rallying since hitting its lowest point of the year on Friday. Other major U.S. indexes also closed higher. Treasury yields continued to pull back from their multiyear highs. Twitter surged after Elon Musk said he would go ahead with his $44 billion acquisition of the social media company, abandoning months of efforts to get out of the deal.

Three scientists have jointly won this year’s Nobel Prize in physics for their work on quantum information science that has significant applications, including the secure encryption of information. Frenchman Alain Aspect, American John F. Clauser and Austrian Anton Zeilinger were cited by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences for discovering the way that unseen particles, known as photons, can be linked, or “entangled,” with each other even when they are separated by large distances. The prizes carry a cash award of 10 million Swedish kronor (nearly $900,000) and will be handed out on Dec. 10. The money comes from a bequest left by the prize’s creator, Swedish dynamite inventor Alfred Nobel, who died in 1895.

The tumultuous saga of Elon Musk’s on-again off-again purchase of Twitter has taken a turn toward a conclusion. The mercurial Tesla CEO proposed to buy the company at the originally agreed-on price of $44 billion. Musk made the proposal in a letter to Twitter that the company disclosed in a filing Tuesday with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. It comes less than two weeks before a trial between the two parties is scheduled to start in Delaware. In a statement, Twitter said it intends to close the deal at $54.20 per share. Trading in Twitter’s stock had been halted for much of the day pending release of the news. It resumed trading late Tuesday and soared 22% to close at $52.

WEST CHESTERFIELD, N.H. — The Actors Theatre Playhouse ends its 2022 Season with Vern Thiessen’s “Shakespeare’s Will,” a one-woman presentation featuring Wendy Almeida as Anne Hathaway speaking her mind on the day of her husband William Shakespeare’s funeral.

BURLINGTON — William Clarence Matthews, who broke several color barriers in baseball in the early 20th century including playing professionally in Burlington, will be honored at historic Centennial Field prior to the Vermont Lake Monsters game on Thursday. Jeff Schulman, UVM director of athl…

MANCHESTER — On what was just about a perfect night to be outside at Judy McCormick Taylor Field, the Burr and Burton Bulldogs were nearly perfect, as well. The BBA girls raced out to an early lead and never looked back, overwhelming Brattleboro for a 20-4 victory at home.

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