Brad Kessler’s lengthy poetic entries about his small herd of goats hardly qualifies as a comprehensive manual. Still, the observant, unsanctimonious read is bound to inspire hobby farmers and consummate cheese lovers.
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Wheat: There’s been no recorded tally of wheat in New England since 1946. But growing consumer demand for breads made with local flours is leading to an expansion.
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Buildings: Earthquakes often result in a disproportionate number of student deaths. Engineering experts weigh in on why schools collapse. (Part of contributing research.)
Olympic flameDaily update: The Chinese have closely guarded their plan to carry the to the top of the world’s highest mountain. More web updates on security and terrorism.
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In the dairy aisle: State lawmakers are now wrestling over milk labeling, especially for milk made without recombinant bovine growth hormones.
Runner: A Lewiston boy says that a man in a green jacket threw an unknown substance in his eyes. Police in Cumberland launch an investigation.
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