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‘Sweeney Todd’ is gruesome — and fun

By Jim Lowe LOWE DOWN How many musical comedies find humor in insane revenge, multiple murders, and cannibalism? Perhaps only one. Main Street Arts opened a spectacular production of “Sweeney…

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Don’t eat that! Common household products can be hazardous to your pets

Dr. Anna Dunton-Gallagher OFF THE LEASH We have recently seen a rash of animals that have eaten things they should not have. These things range from medications to chocolate, to…

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A time to plant: Get a head start on your garden by sowing seeds indoors now

Steve Peters RUTLAND BITES Snow may still be on the ground but spring is here. And that means it’s time to get ready for planting the vegetable garden. Whether you…

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Blues behind bars

By George Nostrand It’s a Friday evening and John Cassarino is relaxing on the couch with his three dogs in his man-cave slash music room. Surrounded by shelves of records,…

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+FIVE: March 16-22, 2017

A LOOK AT THE MIDDLE EASTVPR’s Nina Keck presents…March 166:30 p.m.Chittenden Public Library223 Chittenden RoadChittendenVPR’s Nina Keck will share pictures and stories from her recent trip to Jordan to report…

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READER BULLETINS: March 16-22, 2017

To list your event in the Reader Bulletins email editor@rutlandreader.comPOULTNEY WOMAN’S CLUB TO MEETThe Poultney Woman’s Club will return to evening meetings beginning Thursday, March 16. Those attending are asked…

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ARTS PREVIEW: March 16-22, 2017

BELLOWS FALLSSt. Patrick’s Fiddle FrenzySt. Patrick’s Fiddle Frenzy is coming up on St. Patrick’s Day night, 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 17, at Immanuel Episcopal Church, 20 Church St.Dress like a…

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Finding the humanity in ‘Sweeney Todd’

By Janelle Faignant THE ARTS The dark and rainy streets of London make the perfect setting for Stephen Sondheim’s haunting tale of revenge, “Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet…

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Head games: ‘Legion’ is a different kind of comic book adaptation

By Jim Sabataso Correspondent When I first heard Noah Hawley was developing a TV series based on the X-Men comics character Legion, I was more than a little excited. Hawley’s…

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Chris Perry, right, of South Royalton and Phil Young of Glover fill bottles and growlers at Hill Farmstead Brewery.

Getting a little flat: Vermont’s craft beer boom maturing

By Noella May Pickett Correspondent Vermont has become well-known not only on a national level, but on an international level for its artisan craft beer. Craft breweries are growing, and…