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Masked students in Nancy Baker’s kindergarten class carry buckets of toys outside for pandemic-era recess, which requires social distancing. Nancy Baker photo
This article is part of a series of articles about the ways in which the COVID-19 pandemic has changed daily life for people in the Deerfield Valley.   DOVER - “I never considered it.” Such is Dover School kindergarten teacher Nancy Baker’s response to a question about whether, several decades...
WILMINGTON- Due in part to the strange events of this year, the valley has seen an uptick in new residents. To help these newcomers adjust to living here, Wilmington Works, the local downtown organization, has partnered with the southern Vermont chapter of the statewide Welcome Wagon Project to...

Former Wilmington Town Manager Bob Rusten.
10 years ago:
East Dover’s fire rescue truck was stolen from the department’s fire station on Dover Road.  The missing truck wasn’t discovered until police received a call from a motorist on Interstate 91, reporting that the truck was southbound near the Bernardston, MA...

Scarecrows of Ms. Gilfeather 2020 and Farmer John along the roadside in Wardsboro.
 WARDSBORO- Just like the Wardsboro Fourth of July celebration, the Friends of the Wardsboro Library have been racking their brains to figure out what to do to keep the Gilfeather Turnip Festival spirit alive this year.
Hey, how about a Gilfeather Turnip Scarecrow contest?  The only rule...
Deerfield Valley- The Dover Economic Development Department and Wilmington Works are pleased to announce the launch of their latest program to assist local tourism businesses in navigating uncertainty due to COVID-19 travel restrictions. Called “Stay and Play Deerfield Valley,” the program is...
ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Some flashes of Aries ire might erupt as you confront an unusually bewildering situation. But you should be able to keep your temper under control as you work through it.
TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) That marriage ‘twixt the arts and practicality that...
DEERFIELD VALLEY- The Rotary Club of the Deerfield Valley is accepting applications for grant funding for charitable and community service organizations. Applications received by the November 30 deadline are reviewed by the fund board and a decision is reached within two weeks. Funding priorities...

Jack-o’-lanterns carved by people in the community, set up in Riverbank Park.
Wilmington- Like many things, Halloween is going to be a bit different this year. Due to the difficulty of being able to control crowding and traffic on narrow downtown sidewalks, as well as small spaces inside shops, Wilmington Works will not be organizing downtown trick-or-treating in the...

Howard Dean
10 years ago:
Twin Valley High School Principal Frank Spencer announced his retirement at the end of the year, after four decades as a teacher and administrator at the school.  Reflecting on the school’s transition from Wilmington High School to Twin Valley High School...

Mark Steinberg and Tony Arnold performing Kurtág’s “Kafka Fragments” in the Big Barn last summer.
PUTNEY- On Tuesday, October 20, artistic director Seth Knopp leads an open discussion of György Kurtág’s “Kafka Fragments” together with the Yellow Barn musicians who performed the song cycle last summer. Kurtág’s immense work is 40 fragments, ranging from less than 20 seconds to more than four...

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