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One-Minute Book Reviews: Laura Stevenson
“Amateur Hour: Motherhood in Essays and Swear Words” by Kimberly Harrington, Harper Perennial, 2018 “Amateur Hour”’s subtitle implies that it’s a collection of profane essays on the sacred topic of motherhood, a description that’s more witty than accurate. True, the collection...
10 years ago:
Wilmington Selectboard Chair Rob Wheeler resigned unexpectedly, handing in his selectboard member’s handbook and a key to the town office.  The board was not involved in any controversy at the time, and Wheeler offered no explanation for his decision.  He...
Author to speak at Bartleby’s
WILMINGTON - Author Rick Winston will be at Bartleby’s on Thursday, August 16, to discuss his book, “Red Scare in the Green Mountains.” The book focuses on how the so-called “Red Scare” of the mid-20th century manifested in Vermont. Among the...

Halifax Gorge
10 years ago:
Mount Snow’s Snow Lake was temporarily drained for dredging and repairs to the outlet culverts.  
Windham Regional Commission raised concerns about Mount Snow’s proposed West Lake project, a 12-acre, 120-million-gallon snowmaking pond to be constructed...
Rep. Laura Sibilia
The eventful 2018 session has come to an end.  Two weeks ago I provided part one of the final session update including highlights from this year’s budget and tax bills, new regulations for the gig-sharing economy and internet access and data security. Part two of my final review of the session...

Leah Goodman
DOVER - Leah McGrath Goodman says she hopes to take attendees of next week’s dessert social fundraiser for the Dover Free Library on a journey.
“I want to take people through some of what I’ve confronted and tie it to what we’re confronting in this country,” says the author and journalist...
10 years ago:
Wilmington officials took their plan for a public park on the site of the former bank building to the town’s development review board.  Wilmington Beautification Committee Chair Lee Schindel described the tiny park as a place for people to gather, sit, relax...

Claudette Hollenbeck
I have been reading a book called “Suggestible You” by Erik Vance, a National Geographic publication, the aim of which is to delve into the murky world of placebos. The book explores how our expectations especially, but our beliefs as well, can shape our bodily responses to pain, disease, and...
“Rescue” by Jessie Haas, Boyds Mill Press, 2018
Twelve-year-old Joni lives on a Vermont sheep farm. It’s a wonderful life. She has a pretty (and willful) pony, Archie, she has parents who trust her to be free and responsible, she has kittens to civilize. But her two best...
Here in the Northeast, we love the sun (when it finally comes out). While soaking up the rays and warm temperatures can feel great, there is a common tendency to overdo it. If you have ever lost track of time and gotten a sunburn or felt dizzy when getting up from your beach chair, you know it’s...

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