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Connecticut River watershed home to five endangered species
Recent research is warning that the rapid loss of wildlife in recent decades shows the sixth mass extinction in Earth’s history is under way. In the face of this warning of the sixth great extincti...
Sep 18, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Aging in Place Initiative has been very fortunate
Would you say you are happy? When in your life do you recall being the happiest, as a child, now? Have you ever heard or read about the U-curve of happiness? Researchers in human behavior and psych...
Sep 14, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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This Week in History
15 years ago: The Wilmington Selectboard sought a binding decision from the state regarding cost-shifting strategies they implemented to comply with a Town Meeting decision to defy Act 60 and use m...
Sep 11, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bravery in the face of hate, written with skill and subtlety
“The Hate U Give” by Angie Thomas, Balzer + Bray (Harper Collins), 2017 At 16, Starr Carter lives a double life. Home is Garden Heights; after school, she works in the neighborhood convenience stor...
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Dover School graduate co-creates an entertaining, honest, and worthwhile TV show, titled “FLAWS”
BRATTLEBORO- In the dog days of summer, collaborators Miles Anton and Jonah Bingham were working. When the pair met me at The Works in Brattleboro earlier this month to discuss their TV show, “FLAW...
Sep 04, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local Rep gives a recap of 2017, what lies on the horizon for the rest of the year
Happy late summer!  I’m looking forward to seeing you all at a number of events in the coming weeks and months in the valley.   This year I served on a new committee focusing on energy and technolo...
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This Week in History
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10 years ago: The Valley Economic Development Group included representatives and business leaders from Whitingham, Wilmington, and Dover. The group was created following a dismal winter in an econo...
Best selling author gives us a violent sci-fi galaxy
by One-Minute Book Reviews: Laura Stevenson
Aug 24, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 78 78 recommendations | email to a friend
“Carve the Mark” by Veronica Roth Katherine Tegen Books, 2017 The frozen planet of Thuvhe, unlike the other eight planets in a far-off galaxy’s solar system, is divided into two countries. One is T...
Transforming negative thoughts; overcoming the enemy within
by Health: Dario Lussardi
Aug 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 84 84 recommendations | email to a friend
I recently heard someone say; “Many people feed off negativity and they just don’t feel right if they aren’t griping about something.” I prefer to think that all people can at times be afflicted by...
History buff look back on Civil War, Whitingham’s Streeter brothers
by Linda Donaghue
Aug 17, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 104 104 recommendations | email to a friend
JACKSONVILLE- Former Whitingham resident Ron Hadley gave a presentation at the Whitingham Municipal Center on July 26 to discuss the lives and honor the service of three Whitingham brothers, Hiram,...
This Week in History
Aug 14, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
10 years ago: Local inn owner and Deerfield Valley Rescue volunteer Joseph Kruszewski purchased a former DVR ambulance and donated it to an organization in his native Poland. The ambulance was ship...
A thrilling new fantasy
by One-Minute Book Reviews: Laura Stevenson
Aug 10, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 116 116 recommendations | email to a friend
“Strange the Dreamer” by Laini Taylor Little, Brown and Company, 2017 Lazlo Strange, found as an abandoned baby during Kingdom of Zosma’s “war about nothing,” has been raised by monks until, at 13,...