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Jay Z to become 1st rapper in Songwriters Hall of FameNEW YORK — Jay Z will become the first rapper ever inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame when he enters the prestigious organization in June.The Songwriters Hall announced Wednesday …

A season of local theater

BENNINGTON — This year is Oldcastle's 46th season and the sixth in its Main Street theatre. The season opens May 19 with Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Donald Margulies' highly inventive "Shipwrecked! The Amazing Adventures of Louis De …

From Beethoven to Bennington and back again

BENNINGTON — Bennington Museum is pleased to begin the 2017 Music at the Museum concert series with "From Beethoven to Bennington and back again!" a performance by cellist Maxine Neuman and friends. Included in the musical offering is Josef …

Lifestyles
Have something to say to your member of Congress? Here's how to find them

Nathan Williams is no novice to the political process. But suddenly there's a crop of people newly engaged and eager to participate, and since the November election, he's been looking for ways to help those people channel their desired activism.He …

A Polish treat: Behind the scenes look at the paczki process

A week before Lent begins, Big Y World Class Market bakeries are busy pumping out paczki, The Polish pastry paczki, pronounced "PAWNCHI-ki" (also POONCH-ki or PUNCH-ki), is plural for paczek.

Is your doctor over-prescribing?

Luck may play a role in determining who ends up taking prescription opioids long-term, according to a study released Wednesday that found a link between the prescribing habits of hospital emergency room doctors and extended use of narcotic …

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