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10 years ago:
Gov. Jim Douglas visited the valley, with stops in West Dover, Whitingham, and Wilmington.  In West Dover, he delivered a speech to the Vermont Ski Areas Association’s annual meeting at Mount Snow.  In Wilmington, he met with valley economic development...
WILMINGTON - Last summer, nature photographer and Wilmington resident Nicki Steel spent significant time studying and photographing loons on Lake Raponda. This year, she’s involved in an attempt to save one of them.
Quite a narrative has played out for the loons on Lake Raponda in the past...
Brace yourself (or stop reading) because I am going to rant about one of my pet peeves. My college alumnae magazine came this week. Therein I learned that two of my classmates, acquaintances, not friends, had “passed.” I hate that wimpy, limp euphemism! They died, folks. They died. Have some...
“The Long Shadow” by Beth Kanell Gale
 Cengage Company, 2018
It’s March 1850 in North Upton, Vermont, where 15-year-old Alice Sanborn is the only girl in a prosperous farming family.  She and her friend Jerushah, the daughter of the innkeepers across the road, consider themselves...
10 years ago:
Fuel prices shot up by $2 per gallon in a year, from $2.51 in July 2007 to $4.51 per gallon in June 2008.  Some businesses raised prices, and some charged a “fuel surcharge.”  With a fixed, grant-based budget, the sharp increase in prices forced the MOOver to...
Karen Horton, left, and Sue Maddern share a hug and a laugh at a retirement party last week at TVHMS.
Teachers’ retirement the coda to duet
By Lauren Harkawik 
WHITINGHAM - For those who were immersed in music education during their schooling, there are familiar sounds.
They range with age. In one’s younger years, it may be the twinkling tones of nursery rhymes brought to...
WHITINGHAM- Seating in the Twin Valley Middle High School gymnasium was packed Saturday afternoon, as the community celebrated the Class of 2018 and sent them into the world. Twin Valley Middle High School Principal Tom Fitzgerald bid farewell to the class of 34 seniors, and told them to...

Tatyana Bowman received her Community College of Vermont degree earlier this month. Saturday she will graduate from Twin Valley Middle High School.
WILMINGTON - When Twin Valley High School valedictorian Tatyanna Bowman is handed her diploma on Saturday, it won’t be her first time. In fact, it won’t even be the first time this month. On Saturday, June 2, Bowman graduated from Community College of Vermont with an associate degree. 
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10 years ago:
Twin Valley officials called a “game” by high school students “dangerous and sadistic.”  According to the vice principal, the game was called “bag tag,” and consisted of “a quick hit, kick, or flick in the testicle area.”  As board members pondered the...
“Lords of St. Thomas” by Jackson Ellis  
Green Writers Press

Henry Lord is born in St. Thomas, Nevada, a six-block town in the Moapa Valley. His grandfather, for whom he is named, was brought there as a baby; his parents live in Grandpa’s house, near the local...

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