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Local woman turns hate to compassion to help addicts recover
WHITINGHAM- As Vermont has gained notoriety for its rise in heroin abuse, one local woman has turned her attention to spreading awareness and raising funds in an effort to remind the local communit...
Oct 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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As long as the earth endures, so too will the change in seasons
We live in Vermont – a state that others come to in the autumn to enjoy our trees in beautiful colors.  The red maples, the bright orange and yellows of their tree neighbors, contrast with the deep...
Oct 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Facing the dark side of human nature: Taming the mean spirits
It seems there has been a noticeable increase of meanness and hostility in the world around us. Not only is it noticeable on the global front, it is happening everywhere. Too often, too many people...
Oct 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local athlete follows his dream to Europe, signs pro contract
WILMINGTON- When people say that life can change in the blink of an eye, they aren’t kidding. Last week, Wilmington native Candon Rusin found out just how quickly things can change. On Monday, the ...
Oct 03, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fall foliage colors dazzle locals, visitors
DEERFIELD VALLEY- All along routes 100, 9, and 112, the valley’s towns and farmlands are surrounded by a sharp and spectacular collage of foliage covering the surrounding hills. This annual display...
Oct 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Discovery Map of Southern Vermont changes hands
WILMINGTON- A well-known southern Vermont publication has a new owner. Discovery Map of Mount Snow and Southern Vermont, which has been owned and operated by Diane (Morelli) Lussardi for the past 1...
Sep 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Festival celebrates five years of getting outside
by Jack Deming
Sep 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
MARLBORO- The Southern Vermont Natural History Museum began the Vermont Wildlife Festival to get Deerfield Valley residents into nature and learning about the natural mecca surrounding them. On Sun...
Community rolls out the red carpet
by Mike Eldred
Sep 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
DOVER- The ninth annual ITVFest opens Friday, September 26, at noon, and the festival’s second year in Vermont is already off to a good start, according to organizer Philip Gilpin. “This will be th...
This Week in History
Sep 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
10 years ago: Primary voters stayed home in droves. In most towns, turnout was less than 10%. Local town clerks attributed the lack of voter interest to the dearth of contested races. But at least ...
New superintendent “here to stay”
Sep 14, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
By Jack Deming WILMINGTON- New Windham Southwest Supervisory Union Superintendent Christopher Pratt has worked in the schools of two other supervisory unions in Windham County over the past 11 year...
Adventure Center opens in Village
Sep 11, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
By Jack Deming WILMINGTON- Zoar Outdoor owner and founder Bruce Lessles gives three reasons why he decided to open a recreation outpost in downtown Wilmington: “Location, location, location.” On La...
Dover church gets new interim minister
Sep 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
DOVER- The West Dover Congregational Church invites the Deerfield Valley community and beyond to meet new interim minister, the Rev. James H. Littrel and to celebrate the new shared ministry in the...