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To Your Health: Jill Robart
November is Diabetes Awareness Month.  It is important to know about diabetes, its symptoms, and possible complications, as 30.3 million Americans have diabetes, or 9.4% of the population. One in four Americans does not even know they have it.  Diabetes affects more than 55,000 Vermonters. The...
10 years ago:
Wilmington’s Bank Park won a Vermont Downtown Program Green Mountain Award for best public space improvement.  According to the Vermont Downtown Program, one of the reasons the tiny park was selected was because of its story of triumph over tragedy.  The park...

Dover students rehearse on Wednesday.
DOVER - Late Wednesday morning, the fifth-graders at The Dover School were amid rehearsing a party scene. Music pumped through the air and the students got into the motions of a party — dancing, jumping in the air, socializing. 
The party scene is part of a theater production the entire...
10 years ago:
Haystack Club lift crews were load testing the Hayfever chair lift in preparation for planned operation of the ski area during the upcoming winter.  Boxes lined with plastic bags were placed in chairs and filled with water to simulate skiers.  Each box...
“Huck’s Way Home” by Kristina Rodanas
Woodstock Foundation, 2018
Huck and Finn are American Milking Devon twin calves, and they are about to be sent to the Billings Farm in Woodstock, Vermont. Before they leave, the beautiful long-horned cows among whom they’ve lived...

There’s been talk of moving the Wilmington Police Department out of the center of town for at least 30 years.
10 years ago:
State health officials were warning of widespread cases of H1N1, “swine flu.” With delivery of the season’s flu vaccine delayed, some schools in surrounding areas were already seeing 20% to 25% of their students out with symptoms, and in some cases an even...
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO- Former Mount Snow general manager and longtime ski resort executive Chris Diamond has written a second book about the industry. His first book, “Ski Inc.”, was largely a retrospective of Diamond’s five decades in the business. The new book, “Ski Inc. 2020”, is an insider’s...
10 years ago:
Les Otten, the former founder and CEO of American Skiing Company, announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for governor of Maine, touting his entrepreneurial experience and vowing to be the state’s “job creator in chief.”  Otten bragged that he...
“Me, Myself, and Him” by Chris Tebbetts. Delacorte Press, 2019
As the story opens, Chris Schweitzer takes a hit of whippets and passes out, falling face first onto a cement pavement and breaking his nose. (Note to the uninitiated: Taking “a hit of whippets” means inhaling...
10 years ago:
David Boglioli, who was convicted of voluntary manslaughter in the shooting death of his neighbor George Riccitelli, was sentenced to 10 to 15 years in prison.  Boglioli’s defense had argued for a lighter sentence of two to five years, with most of the...

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