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Sen. Jeanette White
As we are all aware we are in very uncertain times today - things are changing at a very fast pace. Two weeks ago we went back to the Statehouse, worked on finishing up our work before crossover (when Senate bills have to be out of committee to go to the House and vice versa). We worked even as...
10 years ago:
A church in Washington, DC, found 34 rock maple chairs manufactured at the Readsboro Chair Factory.  According to an inventory card in church records, the chairs were part of a special order of 150 chairs commissioned in 1942.  At the time, each chair cost $5...
SOUTHERN VERMONT- School nutrition programs in Windham and Windsor counties responded quickly to the state-mandated closure of all schools. Districts in both counties have created an alternate delivery model for school meals, utilizing a combination of school- and community-based distribution...

Rep. Laura Sibilia
Vermont’s  education funding formula, Act 60, also known as the Equal Educational Opportunity Act, was signed into law in June 1997. The Legislature drafted the law in response to a Vermont Supreme Court decision that said Vermont’s existing educational funding system was unconstitutional. The...
“China in Another Time: A Personal Story” by Claire Malcolm Lintilhac
Rootstock Press, 2019

This is the memoir of Claire Lintilhac (1899-1985), who was born in China, grew up there, and served as a nurse in northern China for 17 years before marrying “Lin” Lintilhac...
10 years ago:
Dover School Board members demanded answers after the state released a plan that would have meant the transfer of $7 million from the state’s education fund to the general fund.  The board referenced a Rutland Herald article in which the state said there...
10 years ago:
More than 200 people packed a legislative hearing on school consolidation at the Statehouse.  Vermonters, including Dover School Board member Laura Sibilia, gave testimony on two consolidation bills, one that would merge supervisory unions into 14 county-...
“Afterlife” by Julia Alvarez
Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2020
The book’s prologue describes the evening Antonia Vega and her husband, Dr. Sam Sawyer, are about to celebrate her retirement from the Vermont college where she has taught literature for 30 years. They...
10 years ago:
A ballot question seeking to remove Wilmington’s Bank Park pergola failed by nearly 150 votes, with 397 residents voting to keep the pergola, and 248 voting for its removal. The question had been petitioned by residents who thought that the design of the...
Images of skiers diving down steep pitches through billowing powder are evident throughout mountain resorts. Today, such photographs accompany portraits of skiers on radical terrain, skiing narrow tree slots, skiing below swirling helicopter blades, and gliding through the air over vertical...

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