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The Equinox — a snazzy resort and spa located in Manchester Center — already had archery lessons, a fly-fishing school and five fine restaurants. Now it has its own cheese.

The luxurious hotel, which recently underwent a $20-million upgrade, has paired with award-winning Consider Bardwell Farm to create a sharp, aged goat’s-milk product called “Equinox Cheese.” Look for it at the property’s Falcon Bar, which offers mountain views along with its cheese plates, single-malt scotches and artisan chocolates.

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In a follow-up to the tainted peanut butter debacle, Senator Patrick Leahy is getting tough on food manufacturers that sell spoiled products. In a hearing before the Senate Agriculture Committee last week, the Vermont statesman suggested that stiffer penalties — such as jail time — are needed to get companies to follow the appropriate health regulations.

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