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Whether you've recently come of age and registered to vote or were motivated by this year's elections and issues to take action, you and millions of others in the United States are voting for the first time in … more
As you travel the Berkshires and Southern Vermont in search of the perfect Christmas tree, a bit of advice: Avoid the pitfall of Clark Griswold. It's unlikely you'll repeat the faux pas of Chevy Chase's film character in "National … more
For me, the new year prompts a cleaning frenzy. No sense waiting until spring — I prefer to launch into the new calendar knowing that my house is spick-and-span. In addition to the areas of my home I clean regularly, such as the kitchen sink, … more
We all know snow globes are fun to shake, and they make cute mementos. But you might not realize that snow globes are easy and inexpensive to make. A jar from your refrigerator or pantry can substitute for a globe. Your local craft or … more
WORCESTER, Mass. — It only takes a minute for a crispy Christmas tree to touch off a raging inferno. Researchers who set up a mock living room complete with curtains and an armchair — and then hit "record" as a … more
Holiday meals tend to mean lots of leftovers; either we make enough for an army, or the army we expected didn't materialize. If you're worried about the environmental impact of that king-size roll of plastic wrap or that stack of disposable … more
Q: Where can you find craft breweries in the Berkshires and Southern Vermont? A: Whether you want to stock your fridge or give a growler this holiday season, there are several options and opportunities to share local libations. From … more
Q: Almost every night in Pittsfield, past midnight, CSX freight trains sound their horns frequently and loudly while traveling through the city, audible from miles away. Since there are no longer any railroad crossings in the city, why are the train … more
Q: Why does the electoral college exist? A: In short, the founders of this country didn't trust direct democracy. The longer answer is that in every state - except Maine and Nebraska - the candidate who wins the most votes in the state … more
Q: The Mount Anthony wrestling team has won 30 Vermont state championships in its illustrious history. Which Mount Anthony team has won the next most championships?A: The next most championships for a Mount Anthony athletic team is the boys Nordic … more
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