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Legislature fights about fairness in education
The Legislature continues in session overtime as a major fight about fairness in our education system continues to unfold. Despite the dramatic headlines about the “assault” on employees and “strip...
May 18, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Legislature keeping things complicated and simple
There has been a lot of interest lately in the $26 million savings in the education fund that Gov. Phil Scott has proposed. I realize it always seems like some kind of cop out to say it is complica...
May 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Crew works overtime to make park event super
MAMMOTH LAKES, CA- While most avid park freeskiers and riders probably know what a “step up to roller mohawk” is and what to do with it, more pedestrian skiers and snowboarders probably just know i...
May 11, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Take on an adventurous voyage with a love story and glimpses of paradise
The Girl From Everywhere by Heidi Heilig As the book opens, Nix Song is standing in a Calcutta market in 1774, haggling for a caladrius (a bird thought to heal illnesses) in preparation for their n...
May 08, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Thankful for another day, an Easter story to remember
Here’s an Easter story, a couple of weeks late, but hard to forget. On the Saturday night before Easter Sunday, there was a fire alarm sounded very, very early in the morning. The “bank building” o...
May 04, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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OK, seniors, time to get out and boogie
Okay seniors, let’s boogie! It’s time to get your groove on! The senior class of Twin Valley High School is hosting their second annual prom for seniors (that is, a Seniors’ Prom), on Saturday, May...
May 02, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Legislative changes are moving quickly through the House and Senate
by Legislative Update: Laura Sibilia
Apr 27, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 76 76 recommendations | email to a friend
As the final weeks of the 2017 session wind down, legislative changes are moving quickly through both the House and Senate. Several items of interest to our area include changes to education legisl...
Book envisions a world (almost) without death
by One-Minute Book Reviews: Laura Stevenson
Apr 26, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
“Scythe” By Neal Shusterman Simon and Schuster, 2016 In the MidMerica of the distant future, hunger, war, illness, and poverty have all been abolished. While vestigial countries and regions exist, ...
Athlete to represent USA for 10th time at worlds
by Randy Capitani
Apr 24, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
STRATTON- Tom Montemagni is a man who doesn’t run away from many challenges. The longtime resident and well-known fixture at Mount Snow Resort has worked as a ski instructor and as an attorney at t...
A symbol of resistance to racism is reborn
by Mike Eldred
Apr 20, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 126 126 recommendations | email to a friend
WILMINGTON- A slogan on a banner that was hung in Wilmington 35 years ago as a symbol of the community’s resistance to racism, has been reborn as a rallying cry for Vermonters who oppose Trump admi...
This Week in History
Apr 17, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 110 110 recommendations | email to a friend
10 years ago: Wilmington’s historic bank building, located at the corner of South Main Street and Route 9, was destroyed by fire. The building, which had once been the home of Wilmington Savings Ba...
Socialization is important, even for seniors
by Aging in Place: Claudette Hollenbeck
Apr 13, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
Socialization is the current buzz word whenever the subject of seniors’ health comes up anywhere these days. There are all sorts of studies claiming that isolation is very bad medicine for older fo...
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