Stuart Stevens is aghast at America’s politics. You’d think Stevens, a high-level Republican political operative for decades, would be happy that Donald Trump is president, the Senate is in Republican control, and conservative judges are being appointed to the Supreme Court. You would be wrong.

Area musicians used to performing in public are still playing for audiences, albeit homebound ones via video.

Living in Vermont during the winter, you have a tendency to take snow for granted. When you’re a 4-year-old kid from Florida who has spent almost half your life battling cancer, you don’t take anything for granted. And when you see snow for the first time, it’s like magic.

Nominations are now open for the sixth annual 4393 Awards, a reader survey sponsored by the Stowe Reporter, Waterbury Record and News & Citizen to honor the best in our area.

If you were coming home to the quiet Northeast Kingdom town of Craftsbury after a few years away, you could drive past the rambling, stately farmhouse at 1037 South Craftsbury Road — a notable local home and former bed and breakfast — and not notice how the old place has changed.

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