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Is local the new organic?

You see it everywhere in supermarkets these days, the exalted “certified organic” label. An assumed promise of healthy and environmentally conscious food fit for a guiltless meal. However, a newly emerged concept now threatens the mythos of organic foods # eating locally. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, for a product to be labeled […]

Putin on a show in Sochi

What would Brian Boitano do if he were here right now? ‘Tis a question many of us have pondered since, when in 1999, Matt Stone and Trey Parker tunefully posed it to us in their film, “South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut.” To Mr. Stone, Mr. Parker and the viewing audience of NBC’s Olympics Opening […]

The legacy of a beloved professor, Bob Dardenne

Ever since Tom Herzhauser bought the Tavern at Bayboro three and a half years ago, at least twice a week he would count on hearing the same phrase uttered with conviction. “Barkeep!” associate professor or journalism Bob Dardenne would say with gusto, “I’ll have your finest sandwich and your heartiest wine.” Herzhauser and Dardenne became […]