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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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It's been quite a year for conductor Keri-Lynn Wilson. She formed the Ukrainian Freedom Orchestra from scratch and led it on a 12-city tour. Wilson has some Ukrainian roots and felt she had to do something to help that country after Russia invaded it in February  Now she's gone straight to the Metropolitan Opera in New York for her conducting debut. She's conducting a Russian opera by Dmitri Shostakovich with the Met's orchestra. Wilson says Russian culture shouldn't be tainted by Russian President Vladimir Putin's war in Ukraine. And she notes that Soviet authorities tried to silence Shostakovich so she says staging his opera is a slap in the face to Putin.

Princess Anne took a ride on the Staten Island Ferry during a visit to New York City. The sister of Britain's King Charles III was ushered to the ferry’s pilothouse as the Manhattan-bound ship crossed the New York Harbor on Tuesday. The ferry trip came after the princess was given a tour of Staten Island’s National Lighthouse Museum, where a miniature figurine of the Isle of Wight's Needles Lighthouse in the United Kingdom was unveiled in memory of her parents. Princess Anne is the only daughter Queen Elizabeth II, who died last month.

Dallas baseball fan Cory Youmans made the catch of a lifetime, snagging the ball that New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge hit for his American League-record 62nd home run. Youmans caught the prized souvenir on the fly Tuesday night at Globe Life Field, home of the Texas Rangers. Youmans, who works in the financial world, said he hasn't decided what he'll do with ball. Youmans was at the second game of a doubleheader between the Yankees and Rangers when Judge led off with a home run. Soon after a local TV station posted a brief interview with the lucky fan, Bri Amaranthus tweeted: “THIS IS MY HUSBAND.” Amaranthus works in local media and is an alum of ABC’s “The Bachelor.”

"Best before” labels are coming under scrutiny as concerns about food waste grow around the world. Manufacturers have used the labels for decades to estimate peak freshness. But “best before” labels have nothing to do with safety, and some worry they encourage consumers to throw away food that’s perfectly fine to eat. Major U.K. chains like Waitrose, Sainsbury’s and Marks & Spencer recently removed “best before” labels from prepackaged fruit and vegetables. The European Union is expected to announce a revamp to its labeling laws by the end of this year. In the U.S., there’s no similar push to scrap “best before” labels. But there is growing momentum to standardize the language on date labels to help educate buyers about food waste.

As Hurricane Ian flooded Naples, Florida, one man went to rescue his 86-year-old mom from her home after she had refused to evacuate. He sent photos and short videos to his family, letting them know he was OK. That's how Johnny Lauder ended up unintentionally documenting the whole rescue. His mom Karen had lost a leg and requires a wheelchair. As the waters rose, she called her son for help. Lauder swam, waded and walked about a half mile to reach her, and could hear her screaming as he reached the house. Several hours later, the water subsided enough for him to push her through the streets to safety.

It's been quite a year for conductor Keri-Lynn Wilson. She formed the Ukrainian Freedom Orchestra from scratch and led it on a 12-city tour. Wilson has some Ukrainian roots and felt she had to do something to help that country after Russia invaded it in February  Now she's gone straight to the Metropolitan Opera in New York for her conducting debut. She's conducting a Russian opera by Dmitri Shostakovich with the Met's orchestra. Wilson says Russian culture shouldn't be tainted by Russian President Vladimir Putin's war in Ukraine. And she notes that Soviet authorities tried to silence Shostakovich so she says staging his opera is a slap in the face to Putin.

Wall Street is giving back some of its big gains from earlier in the week, as rising bond yields amp up the pressure on markets again. The S&P 500 fell 1.5% in morning trading Wednesday. It’s coming off its best two-day rally since the spring of 2020, spurred in part by hopes a softening economy may convince central banks to take it easier on interest-rate hikes. But analysts have said such hopes may be premature. A report on U.S. job growth at private employers came in stronger than expected Wednesday, as did a report on the services sector.

A tender letter that author John Steinbeck penned to his son after the teen confessed he was in love for the first time is going up for auction. Boston-based RR Auction says the handwritten two-page letter shows the Nobel literature laureate's empathy and his expertise on matters of the heart. Thomas Steinbeck was 14 when he told his parents he was in love. His famous father wrote back: “If it is right, it happens — The main thing is not to hurry. Nothing good gets away." The “Of Mice and Men” and “Grapes of Wrath” author died in 1968. His son died in 1991.

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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