Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Megan Lisagor Stoessell Globe correspondent March 14, 2019 ‘Mama, I wish we could ski,” Elinor sighed from her booster in the back seat as we drove past mountains on the road to Vermont. She looked wistfully out her window at slopes in the snowy distance.I reminded her that we were going to ski — cross-country ski — and that it was just as fun as downhill. Always a pleaser, she corrected herself and explained, “I like cross-country skiing, but I prefer skiing.” I decided to let it rest, realizing this is what happens when your first exposure to a sport goes badly. I’d assumed she’d love Nordic skiing — specifically, cross-country — gliding on groomed terrain in a movement that mirrors running. Easier to learn and more affordable than downhill, it’s a family-friendly alternative to hating winter in … [Read more...] about On a mother-daughter Nordic ski weekend in Vt., exertion and complete satisfaction
Associated Press Published 12:15 AM EST Feb 3, 2019 Raleigh, N.C. — Miss after miss, they kept coming for No. 23 North Carolina State on Saturday. Bricked jumpers off the front rim. Drives that rolled around the cylinder and dropped away. Shots that didn’t hit anything at all. They never stopped, either, not until the Wolfpack had managed a stunningly low point total that stood as the worst for any Atlantic Coast Conference school in the shot-clock era. N.C. State lost 47-24 to No. 12 Virginia Tech, a throwback output to the long-ago days when teams would hold the ball and turn games into stand-around slowdowns. Only this came from one of the ACC’s best offenses with a shot clock constantly rolling. “It was crazy,” Wolfpack coach Kevin Keatts said. “It was almost like there was something on the rim.” When it was over, N.C. State had put up the lowest point total by a ranked team in more than three decades of the shot-clock era, according … [Read more...] about Saturday’s Top 25: VT beats NC State 47-24, Wolfpack’s lowest in shot-clock era
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Anthony Flint Globe Correspondent January 24, 2019 MANCHESTER, Vt. — Hands at 10 and 2 o’clock on the steering wheel of a six-figure Land Rover, I’m about to head down a trail called Sidewinder, and feel the urge to play “Don’t Stop Me Now” by Queen, at high volume.The instructor in the passenger seat, no doubt having dealt with such enthusiasm before, says he needs clear lines of communication, so there will be no such rocking out. He’s right, of course. There’s lots of landscape to scan — moguls and dips and steep inclines, muddy puddles, and slender but menacing birch trunks that nature has set out like slalom gates. Full attention is required.As a recent guest at the Equinox Golf Resort & Spa in Manchester, Vt., I was steered toward the Land Rover Experience, which I’ve known about for a long … [Read more...] about I hit the road for a driving Experience
With little evidence of progress in weekend talks to end a funding lapse which has triggered a partial government shutdown that’s now into a third week, Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced on Saturday that the House would start passing individual bills to re-open specific departments and agencies in the federal government, in a bid to put public pressure on Republicans over the shutdown dispute. “The senseless uncertainty and chaos of the Trump Shutdown must end, now,” Pelosi said in a written statement, announcing that the House would vote first on a spending measure to fund the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service. “This action is ncessary so that the American people can receive their tax refunds on schedule,” Pelosi added. Last Thursday – hours after taking charge of the House – Democrats pushed through two spending measures to re-open departments which saw their funding dry up starting on December 22. Republicans have refused … [Read more...] about Democrats to pass more spending bills to pressure GOP on shutdown
By The Washington Post | PUBLISHED: January 4, 2019 at 7:01 am | UPDATED: January 4, 2019 at 9:54 am By Amy B Wang | The Washington Post Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) made history Thursday afternoon for being the first Palestinian American woman sworn into Congress. Hours later, she made headlines for simply swearing at a Washington bar. At a reception Thursday night for the progressive group MoveOn.org, Tlaib vowed that the new Democrat-controlled House would be focusing on ousting President Trump from office. “Don’t you ever, ever, let anybody take away your roots, your culture, who you are. Ever,” Tlaib told the crowd in the packed space. “Because when you [hang onto those things], people love you and you win. And when your son looks at you and says, ‘Mama, look. You won. Bullies don’t win.’ “And I said, ‘Baby, they don’t,’ because we’re gonna go in there and we’re gonna impeach the … [Read more...] about Rep. Rashida Tlaib profanely promised to impeach Trump. She’s not sorry.