Lewis Creek has frozen over, don’t forget your balaclava

Marvin Fishman, Charlotte correspondent Lewis Creek has frozen over. No it hasn’t. Yes, it has. Which is it? Both, actually. Neither one, actually. Okay, I’ll explain. The creek was still running into mid-February, at least here in East Charlotte, until it iced over during the recent sub-zero cold spell. Iced over very thinly; nothing you’d… Read More »

My car does what?

My car does what?

Content courtesy of StatePoint Winter can be an especially perilous time to be on the roads. Snow, ice, fog and longer nights present challenges to drivers that can lead to crashes. People do less driving in winter, yet we have more crashes per mile driven. Non-fatal collisions also occur with greater frequency in winter months.… Read More »

News From Abroad: First impressions

News From Abroad: First impressions

Jessica Hella, Guest columnist As the plane descends, the romanticized visions of Barcelona that had been crowding my mind for months come to fruition. From the jet window, the water below resembles the pastel strokes of a Monet painting. My mind wanders to imaginary titles for the work of art unfolding below me. “Mediterranean Coast,”… Read More »

Health department warns against hypothermia

Health department warns against hypothermia

Staff report Serious health problems can result from prolonged exposure to the cold. Hypothermia (below normal body temperature) is most likely at very cold temperatures, but can occur even at cool temps above 40° F if a person becomes chilled from rain, sweat, or submersion in cold water. Hypothermia most often affects older people who… Read More »

Living Economically

Laurie Caswell Burke, Wind Ridge columnist Miss the Paris Climate Summit? Here’s an opportunity much closer to home. A second climate summit in Randolph takes place on Feb. 22. Last February, the Vermont Council on Rural Development (VCRD) hosted the first Vermont Climate Economy Summit at Vermont Technical College in Randolph. I attended this gathering… Read More »

Vermont Winemakers to host fifth annual Wine and Chocolate Weekend

Vermont Winemakers to host fifth annual Wine and Chocolate Weekend

Vermont winemakers are hosting their statewide Wine and Chocolate Weekend on Feb. 13 and 14 to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Fifteen wineries around Vermont open their doors to visitors and will feature samples of their wines with a chocolate confection or another dessert. Many have partnered with local chocolatiers to offer homegrown pairings—flavors only found in… Read More »

Cheers to Punxsutawney Phil!

Cheers to Punxsutawney Phil!

Spring weather has many commuters living on rural roads mudding it to work this February. Groundhog Day, Feb. 2, usually has winter-worn Vermonters crossing their fingers and toes for warm weather as Pennsylvania’s Punxsutawney Phil peeks out of his burrow on live television. Not this year. The groundhog emerged on schedule, but most Vermonters were… Read More »

GMP to the rescue!

GMP to the rescue!

More than 50 Green Mountain Power line workers, supervisors, safety personnel and mechanics headed to Long Island last weekend to help restore power when a massive snowstorm hit the mid-Atlantic region. New York City Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared a state of emergency Saturday and issued a travel ban for the city starting at 2:30pm that… Read More »

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